Ok, so I absolutely realize that today is not Friday, but I do Thank God I’m Free! As we go into the 4th of July holiday, I want us to draw attention to a more spiritual definition of freedom. Don’t get me wrong, I take nothing away from the national holiday and the lives of those sacrificed for the right to even have this blog. It is with great admiration for those who serve that I write this. Learning to pray with confidence, boldness, and grace, allows us to grow closer to God and experience true freedom in Christ. Habakkuk learned the true freedom of prayer when he was forced to pray for the future of a nation. In Habakkuk 3:1-2, he prayed fervently for three things: for God to revive His mighty works, to reveal His mighty works, and finally to remember mercy. He knew that God was going to discipline the people of Judah, and that it was not going to be a pleasant experience. Habakkuk accepted God’s will, asking for mercy and help. Not once did he ask to be spared from God’s wrath. Instead, he accepted the truth that God needed to teach Judah a lesson. It came with a price.
Freedom does not come without a price. As our troops fight daily for our freedom as a country, we should mount up the armor of God to fight for our spiritual freedom. Prayer continues to be the most effective weapon we have against a very evil enemy. Pray for God’s intervention; pray for God to revive His work in your life, your family, your community, and our NATION! When we pray over our circumstances, pray in such a way that calls for God to be made great, not us.
My prayer is that each of you has a richly blessed 4th of July, full of love, compassion for others, humility to our creator, and PRAYER! God Bless you my friends!