Jay's eDevotionals  

Jun 26

Celebrating Freedom!

This week we will celebrate the 237th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Fifty-Six men from fifteen states risked their lives, their fortunes, their honor and the welfare of their families for the grand cause of FREEDOM. Guiding our Forefather’s bold behavior was the fundamental belief that: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…”

At that moment, a new nation arose on the stage of humanity who proclaimed God was the author of liberty, and its citizens would be FREE from oppression and FREE to pursue their dreams.

The courageous and faith-filled Americans began the long struggle with England who commanded the mightiest army and navy in the world. Fueled by God’s power and the human passion for freedom—they triumphed!

Both Benjamin Franklin and John Adams warned their fellow Americans that our costly freedom would be hard to maintain which is true politically and spiritually. Paul admonished, “Stand fast in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” (Galatians 5:1)

In conjunction with America’s Birthday, set aside some time for celebration and examination. Celebrate God’s gift of liberty and His gracious blessings to our nation. Then prayerfully examine your operating systems of attitudes, actions, relationships and reactions. Identify and break any “yokes of bondage” that prevent you from achieving God’s destiny of liberty.

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