From Glenn (July)

I was thinking about our upcoming holiday…Independence Day. My thought was about how our ancestors fought for freedom from the tyranny they faced every day of their lives. Also, about how passionate they were about that freedom. So much so, that they were more than willing to die to obtain it. We have many who have given their lives in recent years to keep that freedom for us, and for that I’m truly grateful.

Another thought I had: in order for us to experience real freedom spiritually, we have to become dependent on our Heavenly Father. 2 Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “Now, the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” The more that I am independent of God, the less freedom I have. Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But when I try to live my life or you try to live your life, without Him, we are shackled to the life we choose, and there is no freedom in that!

I want to live free – don’t you?

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