This Saturday is Independence Day. We celebrate the freedom that we enjoy as Americans and we have the opportunity to celebrate the freedom available to us in Christ! You may not feel free as you watch the news, or work over-time every week, but even with all of our country’s woes we still live at one of the highest standards of living in the world. We are free.
I sometimes forget that as I go through my day. I forget that the Bible teaches me to think about good things (Phil. 4:8) instead of begrudging what I don’t have. Not that we are to ignore our problems. Rather, we are to make sure that we don’t give them more time than we need to resolve them (i.e. worry).
“You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.”
When the apostle Paul wrote that he didn’t want to be controlled by anything except Christ, I think he meant to speak against a negative attitude as well. So, this week, we encourage you because we’ve been encouraged to celebrate the joy we have found in our freedom. The occasion, even above this national holiday, is that we are known and know the one who set us free! Will you join us in celebrating?