I was set free!
Today I read in Colossians about how Jesus delivered me from darkness.
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us] into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the forgiveness of sins Colossians 1:12-14 (KJV)
I realized that I was caught up in darkness. I was caught up in the darkness of religion and full with the traditions of men. My life was full of self righteousness. I was trying to work my way into heaven. I did not realize that the Bible says all my works are like filthy rags.
But we are all as an unclean [thing], and all our righteousnesses [are] as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away. Isaiah 64:6 (KJV)
But now I am free in Christ Jesus. I thank God that he took me out of the powers of darkness.
Then I looked over to first Peter 2:9 and read that I am "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people". And that Jesus has "called [me] out of darkness into his marvelous light". Praise God I am free to serve the Lord.