Tomorrow is 4th of July, or Independence Day for the United States of America. I thought to myself how in my opinion this country’s independence and the “democracy it stands for,” is falling apart.
Then I thought about my Independence Day. The day that I made the personal decision to believe in Jesus Christ as my personal savior or born again. We read in John 3:3, Jesus replied, “I assure you unless you are born again, you can never see the Kingdom of God. Later in verse 6, Jesus said, “Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives new life from heaven.” All one needs to do is read and believe in John 3:16. The day I believed in this verse is my Independence Day, not the Fourth of July.
For me I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in 1983, but I really did not give God the lead in my life. After experiencing a family tragedy and fighting with God for a few years I decided I did not control events on this earth, and that while I don’t understand the reasons for events that happen in our lives, I will really trust God with my life. One day I will find the answer to some of my question. This was in August of 1994 in Fort Collins Colorado.
I write this article hoping that each of you will consider what Independence Day means for you. So I ask you what is your Independence Day? If you have not given your life to Jesus and experienced a spiritual rebirth written in John 3 then please pray about this and let me or someone else know so we can help you with this important decision.
We as men of God need to share our story with the lost, in hopes of expanding the Kingdom of God.
Please enjoy the Fourth of July and also reflect on your Independence Day.