Happy Birthday, America!

When we consider all that went into the founding of our nation—the struggles, the battles—the historical accounts are incredible. Our nation is blessed. We are unique. We have the freedom to worship as we desire in America, while there are many nations who don’t have this opportunity. The hard won separation from a tyrannical king through the efforts of so many did not come easy. But are we truly free in America?

Yes, we have freedom in that we don’t have slaves today in the traditional sense, but man is still under the bondage of sin. If we do not have the Holy Spirit to guide us, we will ultimately be slaves to our own fallible nature.

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.” – John 8:31-32

It’s easy to be led away by our own devices and become enslaved to that which controls our flesh. Through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, we have a choice of which master we will serve.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15

We may be free in the USA, but we are only truly free to enjoy our liberty by the saving grace of Jesus. As we remain under his care and protection while passing through the muck and mire of the world, we are blessed to have everything we need in Him.

“…where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” – 2 Cor. 3:17