Thursday, July 5, 2012

The 5th of July

Yesterday we celebrated the 4th of July. People and families everywhere gathered to spend the day together by eating, playing and enjoying fireworks. Celebrating America's independence and freedom is truly something amazing! Now I realize that today, the 5th of July, that most people have to go back to work, won't be getting together for a barbecue, or setting off any fireworks. But today, will we forget everything we celebrated yesterday? Everyday we should be thankful for this great nation, how it was founded, and the freedoms we have. There may not be all the fireworks from yesterday, but don't put everything we have away until next year's 4th of July celebrations. This also makes me think of people who start a personal relationship with Jesus Christ becoming Christians. They shouldn't just get excited and celebrate their freedom one day a year. Think if we did what Psalm 9:1-2 tells us, but on a daily basis, "I will praise you, Lord, with all my heart;  I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done. I will be filled with joy because of you. I will sing praises to your name, O Most High." Everyday we should be thankful for and live out the freedom we have as a nation as well as Christians. There may not be any fireworks today, but let your lives be filled with joy because of the freedoms we have :)

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