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  • Writer's pictureBeth Hildebrand

What is the foundation of freedom?


But the one thing that has quietly reminded me of His Presence in the midst of all this is the theme at the camp my daughter is attending this week with our church. It’s “Out of this World – Where God is Always with us”.

God is always with us. This week I’ve seen the reminders…the shouts…the whispers…that HE’S WITH US.

Our friend needs to remember HE IS WITH THEM. While he is going to be away for several months, his wife and two sons, and soon-to-be daughter they’re adopting from Haiti, will the holding down the fort here at home.

I’m reminded God IS ALWAYS WITH US as tons of kids are being taught tons about how He’s always with us!

God is with us and just lays gifts in our laps, even when we haven’t prayed much about it and was offered a job doing what I love to do. This week, reading a post on incourage, God reminded me with His grace, that as a mom, relationships are more important than jobs, answering emails and checking Facebook. This week, I’ve seen how we receive freedom because God is always with us.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1

We have the choice to allow or not allow the burdens in life hold us captive. We have the choice to accept freedom through Christ…always…because He’s always wants to be with us. At the eve eve of celebrating our freedom in America, I thank God for the freedom He so graciously gives us. It is a gift.

Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.” 1 Peter 2:16, 17

This past week serving God has a fresh meaning as our family’s friend is being deployed to serve our country. And oh how a spiritual family is needed to grasp what true service and freedom are. A spiritual family gives the freedom to be yourself, to be vulnerable and it makes your heart desire to serve each other and others together. And when you’re in the midst of doing that, God is revered…worshipped. I’m grateful for the foundation of freedom, through God, that was formed by our government over 200 years ago. The foundation of freedom is Christ in us because He’s always with us. And that is something to thank God for, especially this week. Here’s joys and thanksgivings from this past week and I’m still counting and giving God the glory for them all.

# 1506 thank you to our friend who is serving our country…being deployed later this week…and will be missed #1507 helping get ready for a “Sending Off” party

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