A Planting of Faith Seeds for the Glory of the LORD
Today is our Independence/Dependence Day…
In the movie “Independence Day” the actor portraying the President of the United States stood before of gathering of would be freedom fighters and said, “Today we celebrate our independence day.” Today is July 4, 2014 and today we celebrate our Independence Day, a day fought and won not on the movie screen but a day fought and won on the pages of history. A history that was created not by super-heroes but by the strong desire and dedication of people who long for the freedom to chart the outcome of their own individual lives and the people of the United States of America, people like you and like me.
While today we celebrate our independence we must at the same time never forget we must also celebrate our dependence day. Not dependence on our own abilities as the most powerful nation on earth, not dependence on our own individual abilities but dependence on the God who has adopted us into his own family and given us the ability to be independent.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding.” (Ephesians 1:5–8, NLT)
As we go though our celebrations today let each of us stop for a minute and consider how blessed we are to live in a country where we are free to live out our own lives. And at the same time consider how precious the gift of freedom we’ve been given by the God who loves us so much he sent his own Son into our lives to give his life for us so we can be eternally free as well.
Believe it! Experience it!
Grace and PEACE!
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And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19 NLT)
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“Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved.”