Thursday, July 5, 2018


Yesterday we celebrated the 242nd anniversary of this country's signing of the Declaration of Independence! 

"16 Live as people who are free, not using your freedom
as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God."
1 Peter 2:16 ESV

I believe our forefathers believed that the freedom they were advocating for in 1776 would forever stand.  It has for the most part and we've come a long way in some respects.  In other aspects of our freedom, we've gone backward.  

There have been so many men and women that have fought and died so that those freedoms granted this country so long ago would continue to stand.  I never take lightly the blessing of freedom I enjoy every single day! 

We have freedom of religion – something no other country on the planet has.  We have the right to free speech – and boy, do some people use that freedom to the max!  We have the right to bear arms – it's not a right to kill aimlessly but to protect one's property and family!  We have the right to make something of ourselves – or not.  If we look at other countries around the world and compare the laws of America to their laws, we have so much for which to be thankful! 

1 Peter 2:16 tells us to live as people who are free!  But we aren't supposed to use our freedom to be evil and ungodly.  We are supposed to live as servants of the Most High God!  That part, the part about living as a servant of God, is one of the reasons this country was founded.  The founding fathers of this country were tired of the tyranny of religious oppression!

Honestly, I think people today are a lazy.  It takes work to be a free country!  And many people today don't want to work for it.

I challenge you, as America begins her 243rd year, to be a little kinder.  Be more willing to help a fellow brother or sister.  Spend time enjoying what so many have died to protect.  Stop giving away freedom in the name of political correctness.

I pray for my country!  I pray for her people!  I pray God will be merciful and that this country will return to her roots!

God bless,

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