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Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.
– Psalm 119:105
– Psalm 119:105
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Galatians 5:1
Happy Independence day! It's a great day for family, picnics, parades and fun. As you spend the day celebrating our freedom and the fine men and women who fought and continue to fight to keep this nation free I hope you take a minute to thank the true author of freedom...God the Father.
Freedom is a funny word. We sometimes think it means the absence of rules and structure designed to bog us down and hold us back. This country was founded by people in search of religious freedom. Today we live in a world sprinkled with people who think religions only purpose is to take away our freedom. If we think about true freedom, we're really talking about a life spent in the loving embrace of a God who chose us and loves us abundantly despite our sins and our failings. He wraps us lovingly in His arms and he sets forth His instructions for us to live by. Being obedient to His instruction doesn't bind us or hold us back; rather it gives us the freedom to trust Him completely...with every detail of our days. Following His simple, loving instruction gives us freedom from worry, freedom from fear, freedom from destruction. He IS freedom!
I hope you have a wonderful summer day! Be safe, be thankful and walk in His light and be free!
A Seed To Plant: Thank two people today for your freedom; God and a Veteran!
Blessings on your day!
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