For over 200 year we have celebrated our independence of the 4th of July. Indeed, we are blessed with exceptional liberty in our nation compared to other nations around the world. But in Ephesians 3:12 we celebrate another kind of freedom one that is more amazing than the Declaration of Independence guarantee. In Jesus, we have the freedom to draw near to God, to tell God anything we wish, without holding back. We can express our joys and sorrows, our assurances and doubts, our pleasures and even our anger. We can easily take this freedom for granted as we can pray anywhere or anytime, not so around the world.

This week take the time to thank God for the freedom we have in this country. Also step back and consider the freedom Christ has given us to approach God with deep confidence. Let’s thank God for this amazing freedom he has given us.