Sunday, July 4, 2010

Our Freedom

Happy 4th of July!

Like most Americans on this day, we like gatherings with family and friends, parades, cook-outs and fireworks, but the true meaning of this day in history is not far from our hearts.

Dear God,

There is no greater feeling of liberation than to experience this freedom from sin and death that You have provided for me through Jesus Christ. Today my heart and soul are free to praise You. For this I am very thankful.

On this Independence Day, I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchased with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives.

God, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty, meet their needs and watch over their families.

Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, God. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else’s life today and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Jesus Christ.


Author Unknown

This Independence Day prayer really resonates with my heart!