Independence Day

July 4, 2014

Every 4th of July here in the United States we celebrate Independence Day. I admit that I am not the most patriotic person, but in the past few years I have really come to appreciate what the day stands for. It represents the time in our history where we moved away from the people and things that held us back from moving ahead in our God-given destiny.

I share a video here with you not because I feel like rocking out on this 4th of July, but it represents the exact description of what the day represents. As it applies to your country, I recommend you apply it to your life. Let it be a reminder to free yourself from the people, doubts, and bondages that are holding you back from moving ahead to your God-given destiny.

Let today be your Independence Day. As the song says…

Let the rockets blaze across the sky
Raise the flag of faith up high
Let the doubters call it what they may
It’s independence day

Enjoy the blessings 🙂


How To Gain True Freedom

July 8, 2013

Last week the United States and Canada each celebrated their Independence Day. It’s a great reminder of the freedom that we have as citizens of these countries.

The problem is that, as much freedom as we have, many individuals hold themselves in bondage and feel like they lack the freedom to be who they want to be. It’s quite ironic that we live in a free country, yet we sometimes are the only ones who put restrictions on ourselves.

If you are stuck in that situation and you are seeking the freedom to be the person you want to be and live the life you are dreaming of, I have the simple solution. I was reminded of this Bible verse by a song we sang in church yesterday. It says…where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17).

Therein lies the immediate solution. Do you want personal freedom? I believe the above verse says it all. The God’s Word translation is a bit more basic. It says “The Lord is the Spirit. Wherever the Lord’s Spirit is there is freedom”.

Did you know the Lord’s Spirit dwells in you? It is a large part of your very being. So the freedom you are seeking….is already a part of you. You’ve had it all along!

The key is to focus on His spiritual presence as you go about your day. When you are conscious of this presence, you are free. There can be no bondage in your relationship with yourself and others. There can be no financial bondage, no health issues, no worries.

Do you get the picture? You are free as long as you acknowledge the Spiritual presence that makes up your being. It’s part of God’s word, and that word is true and constant. I encourage you to enjoy that freedom. Live in its blessing and confidence, and carry that light as you interact with others. Enjoy the blessings : )