FREE

                                      I am Liberty
  “My name is Liberty, and I never die.  I have been chained, beaten, and oppressed; but I always live to rise again.  My home is anywhere men struggle to be free.  Brotherhood is in my voice, endurance in my step, a great part of God in my teaching.  Long ago I caught a glimpse of heaven in my cause, and I have never let the light of holy destiny go out.  I have flickered before the dictator and the despot, but even in darkness men have seen my gleam.
  I am Liberty; I am yours so long as you desire me and prove this desire by how you live and die.  I can be made weak.  History has shown the way.  Let your right to vote lie idle in your foolishness.  Let your right to worship crumble before earthly greed.   Make government your god and pray for a holy handout from on high. With such neglect I cannot but grow weak and nearly die.
  But use my strength, and we will both be strong.  Give me your heart, and we will both thank God for your free land.  Give me men who don’t take me for granted, and I will give you a tomorrow beyond your wildest dreams.”                                          By   Neal Wyrick, Jr.

  Our first president said, “It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and the Bible.”

  Christians better be concerned citizens doing the very best they can through intelligent voting to keep our country free and godly.  Changed lives is our only hope for a better tomorrow.  It is absolutely impossible to change society and reverse moral trends unless we ourselves are changed from the inside out.  America can rise no higher than the individuals who walk her streets, conduct her business, teach her young people, make her homes and attend her churches.  People must be changed before a nation can be changed.  We dare not leave it up the politicians, unless they be motivated to serve God first and foremost.

  July 4th, 1776, the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia.  Those who signed the Declaration of Independence risked everything. Standing tall, straight and unwavering, they pledged:  “For the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of the Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other, our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.”   In agonizing commitment America was born.

  Read that powerful statement of freedom expressed in the preamble of “The Declaration of Independence:”  “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.  
Life for any and all is sacred.
Liberty belongs to all with the  freedom to develop, to grow, to become the best they can be.
Pursuit of Happiness belongs to all who seek and find happiness wherever and however it can be found, as long as it does not interfere with the rights of others.

  God has given us freedom to be His children and to serve Him.  In His son, Jesus, He has set us free.  Free from ignorance and sin. If we are truly concerned about America, if we earnestly want God to bless her, then we must live in harmony with the will of God.  Only then does one have a right to prayerfully sing:
“God bless America, land that I love.  Stand beside her and guide her. Through the night with the light from above.  From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans, white with foams, God bless America, my home, sweet home.”  

One Response to “FREE”

  1. Max , I am so thankful that you are continuing to write these devotionals. each week . They sure bless me and I am sure they bless others too. . May God bless you as you serve Him in this way.
    Joann

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