Posts tagged ‘Revolution’

Knee High By the Fourth of July

Today is the 4th of July! A day off! The corn knee-high! Summertime hot! Cook-outs! Family and friends! Watermelon! Fireworks!

This holiday came about in celebration of our country’s independence. Our forefathers wanted to dump taxation without representation. And, they did! They wanted freedom. To be separate from Britain. Independence is good. It’s a great feeling being independent in your life. Free from outside control. Able to do what you want. Being free! That’s one of our greatest values as Americans.

For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 17

Connecting yourself to God increases your freedom. How can that possibly be? Well…God is a good counselor. By attaching yourself to him, you are free to live life. He’ll guide you, he’ll get you to the places you need to get to. There’ll be no more: Is this right or wrong? Am I supposed to do this? And trying to make the decision yourself. You can rely on God to point you in the right direction through the Bible and through prayer and through your church community.

But freedom comes with a cost. An old song lyric says: “Find the cost of freedom buried in the ground.” Our countrymen pay for our freedom with their lives. The freedom God offers you was also paid for. With the death of Jesus. That’s what makes it so valuable.

We live in a country where we have freedom. Have you thought about living your life with the freedom God offers you? Free to you…already paid for by Jesus.

Happy Independence Day from G3 and enjoy these fireworks… http://youtu.be/UzL4L_FpLvE  (awesome on full screen!)

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Fight For Your Right To Party!!!

(Jesus speaking) “Don’t imagine that I came to bring peace to the earth! I came not to bring peace….” Matthew 10

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys recently passed away. In an article about his life a writer said he started loving the Beastie Boys at 14 because nothing about them was correct. In other words, they were not what was “normal” to all the adults in his life, especially his parents! I’m sure “Fight for Your Right to Party” became his personal anthem. You probably did something like that as a teen. Rebelled against the “establishment.” Hey, it’s part of growing up, right? We can’t be like “them”!

Has the establishment been getting you down lately? Have you thought about starting a revolution? In the Bible Jesus is accurately portrayed as a rebel. He taught about a new way to live life. If there was ever a nonconformist on this earth…it was Jesus. The religious leaders of the time saw him as a renegade. At the very least, he was a maverick, showing people how God could change their lives.

Do you feel like starting a revolt today?!! At your work place? At your school? In your own house? What about starting a revolution in your own life? A revolution of the heart. Join forces with the greatest revolutionary who has ever lived. Jesus.

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