Independence Day 2021

And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 8:32

As we slowly begin to take up our lives again following the past year of shut-downs, masks, and social distancing have we learned anything from our experiences this past year?

Are you still attempting to “do it your way” or have you realized that God is in control and that God wants the very best for you?

God is in control. If you truly believe that then you must trust that He is working out His plan for your life.

Even if you cannot understand what is going on right now, can you trust that God knows what is going on and that God has you exactly where He wants you to be?

Of course this only applies if you are listening to what God is telling you and you are allowing Him to lead you in the way He wants you to go. Then you can trust that you are where He wants you, even if it isn’t where you would have chosen to be.

If you are keeping your focus on God, if you are reading your Bible, meditating on His Word, spending time in prayer, listening for the whisper of the Holy Spirit and obeying what He tells you – THEN you can trust.

But don’t expect an easy road because God doesn’t promise easy, He only promises that the struggles will be worth it.

That is the law of life. What comes easily goes easily. The things we struggle for we value and appreciate. The rewards of life come not to those who have their hands out, but to those who are willing to sacrifice in order to gain their objective. There is much talk about giving people freedom, and people asking to be made free. The simple fact is that freedom cannot be given. It is something for which every race and nation has to struggle. It is not something which can be bequeathed, but something which is attained. One can no more give people freedom than one can give character.

From the commentary on Joshua 17:15 – The Interpreter’s Bible –

What will this year bring? I don’t know.

I do know that God has a plan for my life and that He has a plan for your life also.

Whose plan are you going to follow?

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

Joshua 24:15

What road will you take?

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