As I reflect upon this day I wanted to share my thoughts with you all.
Today as Americans we celebrate Independence Day.
From fireworks to fanfare, the celebration of freedom will ring through out the land.
As Christians we have an independence day as well. We have a day to celebrate that’s unlike any other; it’s a day to herald FREEDOM.
The day you accepted Christ into your life as your personal Lord and Savior you received your freedom.
Maybe there was no fanfare ringing into the night the day you bowed your knee to the Savior. Perhaps there was no spectacular show of fireworks lighting up the sky as you made the most important decision of your life, however something so dynamic happened in the spirit that even the most brilliant fireworks display looked like a firefly in comparison. Something so wonderful happened that the angels of God rejoiced. You were given a new life, a life eternal full of hope and glory.
You were pronounced free, no longer a slave to sin but having been made free in Christ! The bible declares that if the Son shall make you free, you are free indeed. Therefore then there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. HALLELUJAH, let freedom ring!
As Christians, we have been called unto liberty however we are not to use our liberty for an occasion to the flesh. The Bible instructs us to stand
fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and BE NOT entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Having been set free from the bondage of sin we are now a willing servant of Christ. Servants called to walk a holy life and to take on His character to abide in Him and to allow His very attributes to be emitted from us.
While we have been made free, we must always remember that this freedom came with a price... a price that we could not afford to pay.
But God, He Himself paid the price for us with the shed blood of Jesus Christ, we are FREE!
Happy Independence Day,