Thursday, July 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday ~ Freedom


Today I am joining Lynn at Spiritually Unequal Marriage for Thankful Thursday. I'm a bit late in adding my post but I felt I still needed to write on thankfulness today. It's too easy to get caught up in the 'woe is me attitude' and I won't do that. Lynn chose the topic of freedom for today.

How perfect with the 4th of July almost here!

I don't ever want to take for granted the freedom that I have living in the US. I want to always be able to worship God without government interference. I want to be able to speak the Truth and not go to jail for that. I want to be able to share the love of Jesus with others without ...worrying about breaking a law.

Right now it seems that a few of our freedoms might come under attack more and more. I don't like that. Our country was actually founded by people who came here so they could have freedom of religion. I do not want to impose my beliefs on anyone else. I simply want all to have the ability to choose to worship in freedom.

So, thank you Lord that you have given us the freedom to choose. You don't force us to do anything. You offer the freedom to choose. If we didn't have the choice, it wouldn't really be love. You know what's best for us but you don't impose it on us. I'm so grateful and thankful for that. Help me to never take these freedoms for granted.

Check out Lynn's blog for other Thankful Thursday posts.

(photo credit: Teleflora)

13 comments:

  1. I'm thankful for the freedom to choose, too!

    God bless you!

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  2. Blessings to you Debbie, Loved this post-I would agree with everything you said! We are such a free people and so blessed by the Lord.
    Hugs to you this day!!!!
    Noreen

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  3. Debbie, Happy TT to you! That's a pretty flower arrangement. I liked your points about our freedoms. God bless,
    Bethany

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  4. How amazing we both were thinking of freedom to choose. You wrote your post so wonderfully. As I believe this way to. But have never expressed it that way. Thank you.

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  5. If we didn't have the choice, it wouldn't really be love.
    amen sis..

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  6. Amen! Amen! Amen!

    I love you Sis!

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  7. I want the same freedoms you write about here. We are so blessed to have them, and I pray we get to keep them for a long time! Good post.

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  8. Wonderful thoughts here, Debbie, we are, indeed, free to worship in our country and I would hate to lose that privilege.

    Love & hugs,
    Mary

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  9. God is in control. even if some of the "freedoms" come under attack, God will fight for those too. God bless you, debbie.

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  10. 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/

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  11. Loved reading your thankful post today.

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  12. Hi Debbie,

    Girl, you have been on my mind a lot lately. Can I pray for you this week?

    Your thoughts on freedom ressonate... Great post. I will see you again this Thursday. Email me. Hugs

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