My Fourth of July prayer

Dear Lord,

 

I thank You today for this wonderful day off I have to celebrate the freedom of our country. Lord, yesterday, our pastor spoke on freedom, true freedom, freedom from sin. He spoke about the fact that what makes a true Disciple is someone who abides in Your Word, but we don’t do that to become true disciples; we do it because that’s who we are. He said that a fish breathes in water because that’s who the fish is. He didn’t become that way after being born. When we are born again, this is who we are.

 

Lord, I have been reading in 2 Kings today. I read about Jehu and how he just totally slaughtered and destroyed the family of Ahab and the servants of Baal. I have been listening to it in the Bible Experience, and they truly portray how horrific the destruction had to be. Yes, it was, but it is because of sin. This is what sin and bondage will do to us if we let it get hold of us. O Lord, please let us seek the true freedom found only in You. Thank You for offering it to us. Let us also be free, as another message I heard told us about, from seeking possessions and just a little more. Satisfaction can only be found in You, for “godliness with contentment is great gain.” All of these things that can bind us will destroy us. Thank You for Your freedom found in Christ, and may we all seek this freedom!

 

I pray all of this in Jesus’ Precious Name, Amen!

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2 Responses to My Fourth of July prayer

  1. Christchild says:

    Dear sister in Christ Jesus,
    Jesus loves you.
    I sincerely appreciate your efforts in punctuating the writings in your post. See how readable it becomes! Jesus sends you a moist kiss.
    We must understand that everything around us can be a bondage. Yes, even that phone in your hand. But what must we do? Let every breath of our lives be only for the love of our Saviour. Place him above everything in our lives. Then nothing can trouble us.
    Have you felt sometimes, when some images get stuck in our mind. (Like that eerie magazine cover or that weird photo on the newspaper, can be something or someone you love too, like some pastors with their way of talking and appealing.)
    All of these can turn to be bondages, occupying our minds. And if bondages, then they have the potential to draw us away from the image of Christ in our minds. So we must always fight! Yes, it is war against the world.
    God bless you and keep you.
    I love you.
    Aby.

  2. jesusgirl71 says:

    Thanks for these very wise words, and you are so right.

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