Friday, July 2, 2010

Independence or Dependence



  "You, my brothers, were called to be free.
But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature;
 rather serve one another in love." Galatians 5:13

      This weekend we celebrate our nations Independence Day. For all who live in this beautiful land and enjoy it's many blessings, it's a special time of remembrance. A time to remember those brave men who put their lives on the line by signing the Declaration of Independence; declaring our nation free from British rule.

      Most of the men who signed that document had already made another declaration. Not signed on paper with pen and ink, but signed in their hearts. They demonstrated by the way they lived their lives and the way they gave glory to God for their victories, that they were men dependant on God.

      Our country has been through a lot of trials since the Declaration of Independence was signed. Looking back over time with eyes opened by spiritual understanding, we can see God's hand throughout our history - moving on behalf of a country dependant on Him. He holds our future just like He held our past. Will we declare our dependence on Him?

      This July 4th and every other day, let's remember why He set us free - to be a light for Him in a dark world, to live lives free from sin, and serve one another in love. On Independence Day let's recommit ourselves to being wholly dependant on Him.

      Whom the Son has set free, is free indeed!

12 comments:

  1. Happy July 4. I'm visiting and following from Spiritual Sunday. Lovely blog!!
    Blessings,
    Ruth

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  2. Amen......So true.
    Have a very Happy 4th of July.
    Sweet Blessings,
    Virginia

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  3. And it is because of our how our country has turned it's back on God that we are struggling so. Me must lift our leadership up in prayer whether we like them or not. Great post! May we be dependent on Him alone!

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  4. This is so true! Thanks for posting, mine is similar.

    Katherine

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  5. So thankful for the freedom He gave me!

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  6. So true. God has blessed this country beyond belief.
    Thank you for sharing these thoughts with us.
    Blessings for a very happy 4th.
    Charlotte

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  7. AMEN! Thank-you for this important post today.
    God Bless,
    Ginger

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  8. great post on true freedom...freedom that comes from knowing Him......happy july 4th

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  9. Great post.
    I hope you are having a wonderful Indepencence Day.

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  10. Hi Charlotte, your blog looks more beautiful every time I drop by. LOVE the patchwork quilt.

    And, if it's OK, could I copy the "Sometimes it's OK to be a follower" picture. LOVE IT!

    I'm keeping busy writing over here. The Lord has given me all but about four chapters now. As it gets closer to being finished, it's getting tougher. God knows I'm a true blue flake and don't usually finish well. He's not letting me off the hook with this one.

    Hope to see you soon. :O)

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