Celebrate Freedom!

Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 3:17           

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.         

As a nation, we are grateful for the freedom and the rights we have in this country and it’s a tradition to celebrate the day we declared we declared ourselves to be united, free, and independent. We are fortunate to live in a country where we are granted several basic liberties – freedom of religion, speech, press, petition, and assembly. We also have the inalienable right to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. As believers in Jesus Christ, we have a spiritual freedom that should be celebrated every day. God is present in our lives and we are free to believe, trust and love the Lord with all our heart. Enjoy the life and the freedom God has given you. Celebrate the true freedom that comes from knowing and having a relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ!

Heavenly Father, thank You for this day and for the freedoms we have in this country. Above all else, Lord, we thank You for the spiritual freedom we have to believe, trust and love You with all of our heart. Thank you for the true freedom that comes from knowing and having a relationship with Jesus Christ our Savior. Amen

Happy Veterans Day!

Galatians 5:13

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:13     

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.           

To all Veterans who have humbly served our great nation in the United States Armed Forces, we thank you for your service, honor you for your selflessness and respect you for all you have sacrificed for our freedom. May God bless you always.

We live in one of the greatest countries in the world. We have civil liberties and fundamental rights that many others do not have and sometimes we take them for granted. One of our great liberties is freedom of religion, the right to practice whatever religion we choose and to worship in private and public and it is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Thankfully, our military continues to fight for the preservation of our freedom. But there is someone else who died for our freedom and His name is JESUS! Jesus has set you free from the bondage of sin and has done what the law could not do. You are no longer a slave to sin but by the grace of God have been set free. Now that you have been set free it is up to you to use your freedom wisely. Instead of using your freedom to do whatever the flesh desires use it to humbly serve one another in love.

The Truth Will Set You Free

Verse of the Day:  John 8:32 

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

The Bible teaches us that we are all born sinners with sinful, selfish natures. “Sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people” (Romans 5:12) Jesus Christ came to set you free and offers freedom by being born again. He has the power to free your mind, body and soul from the bondage of sin and those that are set free by the Son are truly free. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. You will know the truth when your mind and your heart are opened to a greater understanding and clearer knowledge by studying and knowing the Word of God. If you accept and obey His teachings as truth you are true disciples.

Sing During Prayer

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Verse of the Day:  Psalm 100:2

Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.

God is good and giving Him grateful praise through songs is a beautiful way to worship Him during your prayer time. Come before the Lord’s presence with singing and let your spirit praise Him with gladness and freedom singing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness for His love and mercy. When you come before the Lord singing joyful songs not only does it please God but it also refreshes your own soul. It doesn’t matter how well you sing; what matters is that it comes from your heart.

Set Free

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 Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:1

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.

Jesus died on the cross for you so that you could be freed from sin and be made right with God. When you accept Jesus into your life you are freed from a life of sin. You are set free from the chains that bind you including the control, guilt and shame that sin has over you. There is power in the name of Jesus to break every chain that tries to restrain you and keep you living in a life of sin. When you are born again you become a new creation with a new way of thinking. You are given a second chance to be who God created you to be. Stand firm in your faith now and don’t go back to whatever sin God has already freed you from. You have the freedom to boldly come before the throne of grace and the power to be victorious!

Memorial Day

John 15 13

Verse of the Day:  John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

As we celebrate and enjoy our freedom this Memorial Day, let’s take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of the holiday as we remember those who died in active military service.  Let’s honor and pay respect to these heroes by praying for their families, our leaders and our country. No matter what is happening around us and the current condition of our country remember, we still live in one of the best nations in the world. Enjoy your freedom but don’t forget the price others have paid for it when they laid down their life and gave all.

10 Days of Thanksgiving – Day 6: Thankful for Spiritual Freedom

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Verse of the Day: Psalm 100:4

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.

I’m thankful for the freedom that allows me to enter into the house of the Lord to praise and worship my Lord and Savior. Yes, we have a constitutionally protected right to religious freedom and that’s great, but I’m talking about the spiritual freedom we received when Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. I’m talking about abiding in God’s truth which has set us free from a life of sin and death.  Because of God’s love and mercy, we are free to have a relationship with Him. We have spiritual freedom to come into his presence to praise and worship Him, and for that I am thankful.

Happy Veterans Day!

Galatians 5 13

Verse of the Day:  Galatians 5:13

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

To all Veterans who have humbly served our great nation in the United States Armed Forces, we thank you for your service, honor you for your selflessness and respect you for all you have sacrificed for our freedom. May God bless you always.

We live in one of the greatest countries in the world. We have civil liberties and fundamental rights that many others do not have and sometimes we take them for granted. One of our great liberties is freedom of religion, the right to practice whatever religion we choose and to worship in private and public and it is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Thankfully, our military continues to fight for the preservation of our freedom. But there is someone else who died for our freedom and His name is JESUS! Jesus has set you free from the bondage of sin and has done what the law could not do. You are no longer a slave to sin but by the grace of God have been set free. Now that you have been set free it is up to you to use your freedom wisely. Instead of using your freedom to do whatever the flesh desires use it to humbly serve one another in love.

The Truth Will Set You Free

John 8 32 (2)

Verse of the Day:  John 8:32

Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Jesus Christ offers freedom and has the power to free your mind, body and soul from the bondage of sin and those that are set free by the Son are truly free. Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. You will know the truth when your mind and your heart are opened to a greater understanding and clearer knowledge by studying the Word of God.  If you accept and obey His teachings as truth you are true disciples.

Celebrate Freedom!

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Verse of the Day:  2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

 

As a nation, we are grateful for the freedom we have in this country and for many it’s a tradition to celebrate that freedom.  As believers in Jesus Christ, we have been set free from sin and when God is present in our lives we are free to believe, trust and love the Lord with all our heart so we can enjoy this life He has given us. Celebrate the true freedom that comes from knowing and having a relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ!