Does anything feel better than being who you are? To be seen and known? And isn’t it about freedom to be the real 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 no longer under its control. Since the king’s laws were unfair, they wanted freedom to govern themselves. And even though it took a while after that, they eventually became free! Can you imagine how they all 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 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 is great. But 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 once you decide to ask Him into your heart, you’ll be at the start of an amazing adventure. Just imagine . . . a relationship with the Creator of the universe and your 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 that all out! 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
So how will you celebrate the 4th with your family and friends? A picnic? Baseball? Bar-b-que? Of course, fireworks, too! When you take a moment to remember what this day’s all about, don’t forget to celebrate 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 . . .