How to Survive Prison: Living with God in Prison
Released for Good
Prison culture can be a toxic environment. Is it possible to lie a genuine Christian life behind prison walls?
Just like with our friends and family, our life with Jesus is a relationship. No relationship can develop well between two individuals until there is solid communication.
LIVING WITH GOD IN PRISON
Prison is another form of school—that is, a chance to learn something. If we learn how to live with God while in prison, there's a good chance we can do it in the free world, where we can enjoy great churches, pastors, and mentors.
Jesus Christ wants to be your centerpiece in learning a new lifestyle based on respect for others—those who believe and those who don't. Jesus brought with Him a new idea to live by—love. To paraphrase His Great Commandment from Matthew 22:36- 40: "Love the Lord with everything you've got, and love others as well as you love yourself." In another passage of the Bible— John 15:12—Jesus gives an even greater standard for loving others: "Love each other as I have loved you" (emphasis added). That's a sacrificial, serving kind of love.
RELEASED FOR GOOD
It doesn’t matter whether you are in prison or outside; walls and wire cannot keep God out of your life—only you can do that. But as you trust Him and follow His lead, you will find yourself becoming truly transformed. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation" (2 Corinthians 5:17). And as you join with other Christians in supportive relationships, you will find that you can not only survive your prison experience, but also thrive in it!