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Saturday, 4 July 2009

Spiritual Sundays

Hello and welcome once again to Spiritual Sundays!

Today is America's birthday and it will be celebrated this weekend with amazing fireworks, cookouts, parades, etc...
Canada also celebrated her birthday this past week and we too watched the fireworks all across this great nation.
We remember and thank God for the men and women who have gone to war so that we might live in freedom. Many gave their lives so that we are able to live in freedom and victory today!

But let us remember, there is One greater than all of those dear souls; Jesus Christ! He died in our place and gave Himself for us so that we could live in freedom from sin. When Christ went to the cross for you and me, He took upon Himself all of our sin; hatred, filth, greed, poverty, sicknesses, etc.... Freedom from sin is the greatest freedom of all!
Who could be more free than the one who is free in the depths of his soul? And let us remember not to live selfishly because of our freedom, but to honour Him in everything we do!

So, celebrate this weekend! But let us remember the One Who gave all He had so that we can be truly free! Praise the Name of Jesus!

Christ came to give us liberty
By dying in our place;
Now with new freedom we are bound
To share His love and grace. - D. De Haan


Please visit Spiritual Sundays to be encouraged and refreshed by clicking on the link or the Spiritual Sundays button on my sidebar.
God bless you and have a wonderful holiday!


tales from an oc cottage said...


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Charlotte said...

A good reminder of where our freedom really comes from. Thanks for sharing this with us today.

blushing rose said...

TY .. this is a wonderful post ... He leads our troops to continue bringing us the freedom He died for.
May your day sparkle & shine. TTFN ~ Marydon

Saleslady371 said...

Absolutely! Christ's freedom is the greatest freedom of all, Sandy. How wonderful that we can celebrate our different nations this week side by side. I love your spirit of unity, dear sister!

rcubes said...

Yes, glory to God for the freedom He freely gives to everyone who will turn to Him. God bless.

Karen said...

Thank you for a wonderful post and happy 4th! God bless you.

Andrea said...

AMEN. Beautiful. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Blessings, andrea

chicamom85 said...

That is a beautiful post. I am following on Spiritual Sunday.

God bless you


Smilingsal said...

I especially like your final sentence, Sandi. Thanks.

Clif said...

Great reminder of where our heart should be. We love God above all and also our great country. Thanks for posting.

Ms.Daisy said...

We are celebrating our American traditions this weekend but always keeping in mind that it is God who has kept us in His loving care. Thanks for your Spiritual Sundays post.


Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi charlotte,
What a wonderful reminder of where true freedom lies, And that is one freedom that can never be taken away from us. Thank you for sharing.

the wild raspberry said...

Hi Sandi,

Thanks for your lovely words today! Also thanks for your sweet comments about my punkin. Have a great day!
Warmly, Debbie

Joyfulsister said...

Hi Sis,
Happy Happy Sunday!!! (((Hugz)))
FREEDOM DOESN'T GIVE US THE RIGHT TO DO WHAT WE PLEASE, BUT TO DO WHAT PLEASES GOD... I love this, and it is sooo true. Thanks for sharing your heart once again.

Have a great week ahead..Jesus is already there.

Hugz Lorie

Mevely317 said...

I'm humbled by these words, Sandi ... and ever so grateful you've shared this message! How this venue just lifts me up each week! Thank you!

Jillian said...

Yes, great post! Without Him we could not be so free!

enchanting cottage said...

Thank-you for this great post!
God Bless,

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