Does anything feel better than being who you are? To be seen and known and loved? Isn’t it about freedom to be you . . . the you who you truly are?
The 4th of July is a day about freedom . . . the day our country declared independence from Great Britain and was no longer under its control. Since the king’s laws were unfair, they now had freedom to govern themselves. They were now free! Can you imagine how that felt?
What’s so awesome is we can be free, too . . . from worry, fear, what others think of us, just to name a few. . . But for all of that to happen we need to receive Christ into our hearts and trust Him as our Savior and Lord. Maybe you’ve already done that, and if so, that’s really great. If you haven’t just yet, know that He wants to set you free from sin or going your own way, as that separates you from Him, and you’ll be at the start of an amazing adventure. Just imagine . . . a relationship with the Creator of the universe and your loving Heavenly Father. And what’s amazing is when you turn your life over to Him and give Him control, you actually become free! . . . free to be who you truly are . . . to be uniquely you . . . the you who you love to be. So how does that work? Well, only God who created you and the entire universe could work something out like that! The more I surrender, the more me I become! He knows me in and out. He knows what I need. I can be free from fear or worry, knowing He knows what’s best for me and what I desire. And the same is true for you!
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
How will you celebrate on the 4th with your family and friends? A picnic? Baseball? Bar-b-que? And of course, fireworks! When you take a moment to remember what this day’s all about, how about celebrating your freedom in Christ and freedom to be you!
HeartDream Chat – What are your plans for the 4th of July? Tell how it feels to be free . . .