Month Of July 2020: The Beating Drums
by Christina Farris 6/01/2020
Drums are either the sound of war, or the sound of dance and celebration, yet this season it is only a reminder of our founding Father's fight for freedom, and the colonial sound of soldiers in the streets. Our nation is celebrating Independence Day, my thoughts are my site is celebrating on the freedom Christ truly gives.
Someone pointed out briefly that our nation founding father's were not liberators in action but in words, but the failure to realize liberation must begin somewhere, and it began in the hearts and words of our founding fathers, and yet it is only as true as those that live by the words of freedom and justice.
What is Christian freedom but the freedom of sin, the freedom to sin, the freedom to sin again or the freedom to be forgiven of sin? Freedom from sin that God gives is freedom to be forgiven of sin, but not corrected by sin. Christian liberty is freedom from yoke of bondage of sin. The constant punishment of sin from who others or God? It is the liberty from judgment from God, the eternal punishment from God. LIberty is a freedom we all desire from man, but seldom is it truly given, with big brother epidemic of camera on every corner, and ever store, but it is a liberty of protection or a liberty with stalking? Does the camera world effect the actions and reactions of people, only if they are constantly aware of that camera and recording. There is no way to get away from the eyes of the world watching. When God is the only watcher that is the only freedom. God judges those things we can not see and that is human heart. May the drums of celebration beat in the heart that we are saved and liberated by God's grace.
July's Prayer List
by Christina Farris 7/01/2020Prayers for missionaries around the world that share Christ the Gosple of freedom and liberty from sin and not from necessarily human law. A faith that intergrates into the world by belief and not by changing of laws of land but freedom of the heart and soul of faith in Christ Jesus. Pray for the workers of faith, that they will press on to share the Gospel of Jesus. To share the liberty Christ brings to the human heart in knowing they are forgiven from a yoke of bondage that leads to eternal lake of fire.