How thankful are we truly? Do you ever stop and think about how different it may be with out all the sacrifices the forefathers made? Would we even be here?
Things to ponder, are we taking for granted the religious freedom we have? Are we standing up for the word of God and proclaiming the gospel as we are told in Mark 16:15 ESV
“And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”
If we intend to keep the faith we must have actions or "works" as stated in James 2:26 ESV
“For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.”
If we want to see the manifestation of the Holy Spirit we have to follow the gospel and act accordingly.
1 Corinthians 12:7 speaks of the manifestation of the Spiritual Gifts and how to work in them, which is what the Father wants for us. He wants to bless us, but we have to act and open up the doors for him to navigate through.
The choice is always ours.
So today let us be thankful for our religious freedom and let us ACT in that freedom and share the love of Jesus Christ.
Be blessed, and have a safe 4th of July.