Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
This Fourth of July I celebrated with family, friends, tri tip, and two war movies (Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot). We set aside some time to reflect on our freedoms that we are thankful for. Mine was, “Being thankful for the freedom to choose freely to marry one women for the rest of my life without it being forced upon, like in some countries.”
I am also thankful to live in a nation that was founded by believers of Jesus Christ! Their Faith was strong and their fight for Justice was fierce. I can not imagine life any other way, but it saddens me to see how far we have strayed from the path that we were placed on. It is an honor and a privilege to live in this Country, but many have taken this freedom for granted by dismantling values and deserting beliefs. Our nation’s founders were God fearing men that knew their strength was in Him! Deuteronomy 10:20: “Fear the LORD your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take your oaths in His name.” Too many leaders of this Country have lost the significance of taking Office and why it is done with their right hand on the Word of God!
This life of mine is endowed by my Creator and my Independence is found in Him. He has giving me freedom that I am honored to be able to share in. Every Tuesday Night, I have the Freedom and Liberty to pursue Happiness…that Happiness is found in Him. So I freely pursue Him as a Right of being an American. The great thing about that is , it does not stop there! I pursue Happiness everyday, He is my Beloved and I am His! So I want you to know that Life is from Him, Liberty is from Him, and true Happiness is from HIM! Let’s bring 1776 to 2009 and truly understand what this Declaration of Independence stands for.
The Declaration of Independence was written and signed in a time when freedom was rare and tyranny was rampant.
“In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.”
So yes, it is good to be humble, but there comes a time when WE must stand for what is right and fight for our freedom! The Enemy is not fit to rule free people so may we no longer compromise our freedoms but may our Nation stay the course and HOLD FAST TO HIM in Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!