Good Morning and Happy Fourth of July
Tomorrow is “Independence day” that celebrates the USA’s independence from England in 1775. The dictionary defines independence as: “The state or quality of being independent; freedom from dependence; exemption from reliance on, or control by others; self-subsistence or maintenance; direction of one’s own affairs without interference”. The problem is, when we take our salvation and independence for granted, we forget the struggle it took to get us where we are and we end up going back where we were. The same thing can be said of our salvation. When we come to the Lord, confess our sins and accept His forgiveness, our heart is opened to new possibilities that says, “I don’t want to live under the oppression of the world’s ways”. With this “new heart” and the motivation of the Spirit of G-d we make our journey from the fields of Moab to Kingdom of Zion or “New Jerusalem”. Let this day be day to give thanks for your “Independence”..
Readings: John 8:31-32, Joshua 18, Psalm 27,
Famous Quote: Freedom means you are unobstructed in living your life the way you chose, anything less is a form of slavery. Wayne Dyer.
Your greatest desire for our lives is that would be free from the binds of slavery. While we may not wear physical shackles, we do wear spiritual shackles that put limitations on our dreams, goals, and desires. In the public eye, we declare our “rights” but in private we languish in sin while we hold the keys to our cell door. This kind of living leaves broken hearts, squashed dreams, and doubt filled hearts. I pray for the lives that have sought salvation thru the world’s ways not knowing the power that is theirs’ through the power of prayer. Please watch over our nation and heal it by the power of the Holy Spirit of G-d.. I pray for the military, EMTs, and service industries. May this day be a new day for those who come to you.
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