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Thank You for Freedom

Thank You for Freedom
Galatians 5:1 KJV  Stand fast therefore in the liberty (freedom) wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (slavery).
There is no greater feeling of liberation than to experience the freedom from sin and death that You, Father, have provided through Christ Jesus. Today my voice and my heart are free to praise You for this, and I am immensely grateful. Forty-five years ago, I was “Born Again” by the Spirit of God working in my life. This was the first truly free Fourth of July celebration I had ever experienced and I will forever be thankful.
On this Independence Day, I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me never take my freedom for granted, physically or spiritually. May I call to mind my freedom was purchased with an immeasurable worth, others’ lives. Thank you, Father, for giving the ultimate sacrifice, Your perfect sinless Son, for a sinner …

Walking in Fellowship with the Father

Walking in Fellowship with the Father Ephesians 5:1,2,8,15,16 
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God . . . Walk as children of light.
If we are the children of God, then we ought to fellowship with the Father. We are to walk as children of light, in wisdom and purity. The word “followers” in verse 1 of the King James Bible is the word mimics so that we may say, “Be ye therefore imitators of God, as dear children.”  Paul gave several purposes why we should walk in fellowship with the Father.
We are to walk in fellowship with the Father in love. Walking with God and in fellowship with Him, teaches us to love Him and others as He loves. Without His abundant love abounding in our hearts, we cannot truly love others as we are commandedto do.
We are to walk in fellowship with the Father as children of light. Since we are to imitate the Father, then we should walk in the light h…

I've Sinned, What Now?

I’ve Sinned, What Now?
Psalm 51:3-4  KJV For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight. . .”
When David was confronted with his transgressions, he realized that his sin was against God and prayed a prayer of repentance taking full responsibility for what he had done. As a Christian, you will war with Satan in his efforts to undermine you. But, a believer has already been provided a way of escape according to (I Corinthians 10:13)Although your offenses against God may seem as though they will require some desperate measures, you do have hope “through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:25; Hebrews 4:15,16). Because of His unchanging, and matchless, character, Christ’s infinite grace has forgiven all your sins.
Some Christians assume that certain sins cannot be forgiven or that they are too far gone to be helped. Such unbelief breeds disobedience and despair. We as Christians need to remember that th…

Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs

Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs  1 Corinthians 13:4,5 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
Throughout the Word of God, accounting terms are used to describe the forgiving work of Christ. When you were saved He did not impute, count, reckon, or consider your sins against you.  “How blessed is the man to whom the LORD does not impute iniquity. . .” (Psalm 32:2).  The pardoning work of God doesn’t credit or assign sin to you. It doesn’t produce long-term resentment but rather, it produces love and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
In I Corinthians 13, Paul is showing the model for love. Love doesn’t hold others accountable for wrong deeds or keep any kind of record. It doesn’t recite all the sinful things done because love never makes memories out of offenses. It never rehearses the injustices e…