This month in America we celebrate the independence of America, and the many freedoms we enjoy as Americans. It’s cliche, but true freedom is never free. Many men and women have died to create and to protect the rights of American citizens.
God gives you freedom too. You have the freedom to believe in Jesus Christ as your Savior or choose to follow your way.
I am a daddy’s girl through and through. I have witnessed horrible fathers and heard about them, but praise God for blessing me with a loving father and mother. They were not perfect, but they did many good things! The most important one, they loved me. I never felt unloved or neglected.
My dad is not a big talker, but I remember doing so many things together as a family. He was always there. I could count on him. He is one of the few men I know would go to the store at 10 pm on a Saturday night to buy feminine products or pantyhose for his daughters or wife. What a great way to show love to your kids and wife!
Do you have young children? Maybe you have a nephew or niece you have been around before. Sarah worked hard to teach Emily and Chad to behave properly. At first, Sarah’s children would comply to stay in their mom’s good graces. However, Sarah knew they were not obeying because they wanted to.
Would Jesus be happy walking in your church on Sunday morning, or would He be angry? What would He find? Sleepy believers going through the routine of worship? Would He find believers there ready to engage and worship?
Jesus walked in the Temple in Jerusalem and became angry at what was going on (Mathew 21: 12-13). He found people using this sacred place to sell goods and crowded out the Gentiles from being able to worship.
After being a mom for almost 20 years, there are many things I would love to call a “Do Over” on. My son is a becoming an amazing young man. He has a heart of gold to help others, and he works great with young children. (more…)