Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday - Freedom



Today's hostess for Thankful Thursday is Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage. She has chosen the topic of freedom.

I am certainly thankful for the freedom I enjoy as a citizen of America. What a blessing! I do not know why God allowed me to be born in a free country, but I am so grateful that He did.

There are other freedoms I am thankful for - spiritual freedoms.

Freedom from sin -I can have victory over sin and death through Christ Jesus!

"The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Corinthians 15:56-57 NIV

Freedom from the law -

"For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Galatians 5:13-14 NLT

Freedom to choose - It's up to me whether I want to live for God or not.

"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve ... But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." Joshua 24:15 NIV

What freedoms are you thankful for?

14 comments:

Lauren said...

great post on freedom! Happy TT:)

Michele said...

FREEDOM TY

Karen said...

Amen!!!! Thanks for your comment on my Thankful Thursdays post. We are feeling much more settled in here in our new home. We really like it here.

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Karen

Dusti said...

Yup thankful to know the Lord and thankful that he loves me (even if I'm not perfect).
Have a blessed day. :)

ROGERSBIZ said...

NICE BLOG.

ROGERSBIZ said...

NICE BLOG.

Lauren said...

I'm so glad you came by my blog today and left such sweet words!! I hope you come again!:)

Angela said...

I sighed when I read this..The WAS good...amen sis.

Denise said...

Such nice blessings.

bp said...

I liked the freedoms you listed! Great!

God bless you!

Pia said...

great list. me, i'm thankful that God gave me freedom from sin through His Son Jesus.

God bless you jerri now and always.

Daisy said...

This is a beautiful post! Indeed we must all be thankful for the freedom that we have...

I also joined this week's meme so hope you come by and visit

;-)
~Daisy
http://inlovewithdaisies.blogspot.com/

Rita T. said...

Thank God for our freedoms! Hope you're enjoying this weekend.

Lynn said...

Jerralea,

Wow, excellent post and scriptures. I loved how you put this post together to inspire us and to honor our Lord.

God bless and see you again on Thursday. Hgus.