Equally, I hope I never take for granted the sacrifice Christ made on the cross to secure my spiritual freedom, the liberty I have to be a child of God. Unfortunately, I know there are times when I mistake the purpose of liberty granted to me and believe that it's all about me and my rights, what I can do or say, where I can go and what I can watch, me me me.
The Bible give us clear instructions on how we are to respond to our freedoms in Galatians 5:13 "For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another." Many of those who serve our country, serve out of a deep sense of duty to others without even knowing Christ. How much more should those of us who are Christians be willing and ready to serve where ever God leads us to?
May we remember every day what freedom really costs, may we remember to pray for those who serve in the light of duty whether it is in the military abroad or law enforcement in here at home. May we turn from our selfish ways, humble ourselves and pray like we have never prayed before, for this nation, for your will to be done, for your freedom and liberty to prevail. May we live out your mandate to love and serve one another daily, and by doing so change the world for your glory and honor.
In Jesus Name,
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