Independence Day: Are you doing all you can do to serve this country?
On July 4, 1776, 56 hands put down their signatures on The Declaration of Independence in order to free us from the tyranny of England. Tweet This! Those original 13 colonies endured a hardship and soldiers from thence have fought and died to ensure that our freedom, our liberties remain intact.
Now I only know what history teaches me about that day and I could never truly appreciate the fullness of it having not lived it, but I do appreciate and honour the men and women who have gone before me to make it possible for me a woman, a mother, a Christian to live the life of my own design in a manner of speaking. I do not have to live the life that some tyrannist says that I must live, but I am free to choose to serve my God. I am free to choose to work where I please. I am free to own a home and whatever I desire if I am capable of providing it. I am free to speak without fear of being put away or to death. There are many countries this is not so. If it were not for that day in history we would not be living this day today, and I for one am most thankful for this country.
Yes, I like many of you get irritated when our government does idiotic things, and I’ve come to realize something. It’s our own fault! Let me ask you …
- Are you praying daily for those in leadership in this country?
- Are you voting?
- Are you aware of the issues when you vote? I mean really aware. Are you educating yourself before you vote?
If you answered no to even one of those questions then you are NOT doing your part. If you want this country to be ALL that it can be, to borrow a phrase from the Air Force, then you must do ALL that you can do to make that happen.
I’m going to be honest with you. I happen to be guilty of all the above at one point or another and I am not just speaking to those of you out there that are guilty but I am speaking to me as well. Our system was created so that we the people have a say through our votes, through our congressional leaders and we need to utilize that voting power to the fullest of our ability.
So let’s celebrate this Independence Day to the fullest, but let’s also commit to ourselves, our God, and our fellow Countrymen to do our best to serve this country better by praying for our leaders daily, educating ourselves on the issues, voting, and if you have the knowhow or means getting involved when it’s needed to affect change.