Freedom in Christ

Galatians 2:19  The law has provided the means to end my dependence on it for righteousness, and so I died to the law. Now I have found the freedom to truly live for God.  (VOICE)

Sometimes in the stresses of everyday life, especially life with a mentally ill family member, it’s easy to forget to be grateful. This past year I’ve been keeping a gratitude journal in which I’ve listed things both big and small which are blessings from God. Things like family and friends, clothing and shelter, flowers and sunsets. Even little things like the cute dogs across the street that entertain us with their wrestling. Generalities and specific details. It all gets recorded.

photo by Nachoman-au

Tomorrow, the Fourth of July, is a favorite of mine. It reminds me that we live in a wonderful country with freedoms that some of our Christian brothers and sisters in other parts of the world only dream of.

As you celebrate this year, whether it’s a picnic or fireworks or a parade, pray for those who can’t enjoy those blessings so easily taken for granted here.

And especially be grateful for the freedom we have because of what Christ did on the cross.

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