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!