Monday, 4 July 2016
Joel and Victoria Osteen’s daily devotional July 4, 2016 – Celebrate Your Freedom
Today’s Scripture: “You have been set free from sin...” - (Romans 6:18, NIV)
Topic: Celebrate Your Freedom [July 4, 2016]
This weekend, we celebrate Independence Day in America. July 4, 1776 was the day America declared independence from Britain, but the battle for freedom went on until 1783—seven more years. Even though the people declared their freedom in 1776, they had to stand and fight for many years before the British would accept and recognize the United States of America.
In the same way, we have to declare our freedom and be determined to stand against the enemy in our lives. We have to declare our freedom from addiction, poverty, sickness and lack. We have to stand and fight until we fully experience the freedom and peace that God has promised.
Do you know what our forefathers did once they signed the Declaration of Independence? They read it out loud in public. They published it in the newspaper. They spread the word. They continued to declare and celebrate even though they were in the midst of the battle.
Whatever battle you may be facing today, declare that you are free! Declare that you are an overcomer! Celebrate the victory that is on its way!
A Prayer for Today: “Father, thank You for setting me free in every area of my life. I declare today that nothing can hold me back. I declare that I am free from sickness, poverty, lack, addiction and strife. I declare that You have set me free and thank You for freedom in every area of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”