Saturday, July 3, 2021


July 4th is Independence Day in the United States.  It is the birthday of our country, and it represents freedom.  I am thankful for the freedom of speech and worship that I have as a United States citizen.  What is even more important, however, is my freedom in Christ that I experience as His child.

Freedom in Christ includes freedom from the penalty and power of our sins.

Freedom in Christ includes freedom from fear in spite of adverse circumstances.

Freedom in Christ is freedom from self and selfish willful ways when we are trusting in the Lord.

Freedom in Christ involves joyful service to others.

Freedom in Christ involves knowing the truth of God's Word which sets one free.

Freedom in Christ means serving the Lord.

Freedom in Christ means I can come to Him anytime with my needs.

Freedom in Christ means the ability to live in a joyful relationship with the Lord.   

Psalm 18:19 says,  "He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me."   What a wonderful freedom we find in the Lord!  Praise Him name for that!


  1. Hi Sharon - today God has led me to you. I have a few old Guideposts from 2015 in the garage that I came across and pulled out the one dated October, the one with your story that I needed at this exact time in my life. I am 63, recently retired and my 90 y.o. mom has come to live with me. 11 weeks now. It is the hardest job of my life. She is controlling, demanding, a complainer, loves to argue. I am having such a tough time with fatigue, loss of interest, weight loss, etc. I actually have a phone appt with my doctor today for help. I pray to God continuously for patience, strength and calmness. Your story has given me a bit of strength today and I am so happy to have found your blog on the web site. I would love to find a Gathering Place here in California and will research that. Thank you for a bit of hope today. Hope you are well. Blessings to you, from Annette.

  2. Hi, Annette. I am sorry to hear that your caregiving responsibilities are becoming so overwhelming. I am so glad the article in Guideposts and the blog was and is a blessing. I pray your doctor appointment will prove to be a help for you. I would love to "talk" with you more. Will you please e-mail me at Prayers for you.