I am blessed. We are blessed. Those of us that live in freedom/liberty are truly blessed. My parents many years ago took the risk to come to this country seeking a better life and having been to a Cuba (in 2005) I have no doubt the risk paid off.
Today our country celebrates its independence. I like the tweet that LifeWay Research missiologist Ed Stetzer tweeted a few days ago:
American pastors / ldrs: this week, be sure you worship God & celebrate America-- not the other way around!
— Ed Stetzer (@edstetzer) July 1, 2012
It has been said, "Freedom is never given, it is won." (not sure who said it, if you know let me know).
So I celebrate freedom, but as a Christian I worship the God who has won the greatest freedom for us all. Freedom from sin.
Jesus said, "...if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed"(Jn. 8:36 NKJV)
Through Christ we have freedom: Freedom from the sins that entangle us. Lust, addictions, jealousy, hate, envy, and anything you can think of.
Jesus has given you freedom. You are the most beautiful thing that God has created. He loves you and knows every aspect of your life and He has given you freedom through Jesus!
I saw this video this morning...I hope it speaks to you...watch it below (if you can't see it click HERE and then believe that Jesus has set you free. Walk in that freedom, celebrating the freedoms we enjoy in this country but worshipping the God that has set you free and has prepared a place where freedom will never cease to exist.
Free - Journey Box Media from journeyboxmedia on GodTube.