4th of July Freedom and Freedom in Christ

So the 4th is here! . . . the day our country declared freedom from England way back when . . . Yay! And we’ve been celebrating since!

There’s nothing like freedom, right? Free to be who you are . . . who God created you to be?

Did you know you can be free in Christ? Free from every worry and fear, from sickness and disease, fear of the future and all that’s been happening in our world? All it takes is trusting God with your life, and once you do that, He’ll do that for you!

John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” I love that God tells us to not be afraid . . . no matter what’s happening. And wow . . . isn’t that great??!!

So what are your plans for the 4th of July? A picnic, bar-b-que, or a day at the lake? Whatever you’re doing, you’re sure to have fun! And while you’re out watching every firework go off, how about casting every worry and fear onto Him, and once you’ve done that, you’ll be left with God’s peace ūüôā

So a Happy Happy 4th to you, and God’s peace to you, too!

HeartDream Chat – How was your 4th? I’d love to hear . . . ūüôā

What’s on Your Mind?

Do you ever think about what you think about all day? Is it the fight you just had with your mom, or how awful that math test was, or maybe you’re¬†jealous that your¬†best friend gets¬†all the attention and you’re feeling left out . . . Or are your thoughts . . . I know Mom and I¬†don’t always agree, but that’s okay, because I¬†know she still loves me. Or . . .¬†¬†I really don’t like math – it’s¬†just totally not my thing, but I’ll just do my best. Or . . .¬†my¬†best friend sure gets¬†lots of attention, and I¬†feel left out, but I know I’m important, too.shutterstock_47729947

Isn’t it amazing that God knows every thought we think!? He even knows what we’ll think before¬†we think it! He knows when we’re¬†happy or sad,¬†excited or¬†discouraged,¬†when things are going great or when they’re totally¬†not.¬†He knows about your struggles and knows your hopes and dreams.¬†But no matter what’s going on, He¬†wants you to have good thoughts that line up with His word since not only will your heart fill with joy, but that’s when He¬†works the most!

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.” Philippians 4:8

So as you go about your day, just catch yourself when you’re thinking wrong thoughts, when they go against your dreams. Let God help you think the right thoughts. Then notice the difference it makes – It’ll be¬†huge! Just try it and see . . . !!

HeartDream Chat¬† So what’s been on your mind lately? Been thinking a few thoughts you might like to change? Would love to hear!