Day 6: Thanksgiving Challenge
On Day 6 of the 30 Day Thanksgiving Challenge, we should be ever so thankful for our freedom. In the USA, today is election day which grants us the freedom to vote; one of the many privileges of our great country. Many people living in other countries, do not share these same freedoms. We have the right to vote, freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and so many more points of freedom. We can choose where to go on vacation, where to work, where to go to school, and what to study. We have personal freedoms, economic freedoms and civil freedoms. We are free to live as we choose, although we must adhere to basic laws, which were created to prevent us from harming others. According to the Human Freedom Index, “out of 10 regions, the highest levels of freedom are in North America (Canada and the United States), Western Europe, and East Asia.” So we should be thankful for our freedoms, while also praying for those countries that do not have such freedoms.
What does the bible say about freedom:
For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself. – Galatians 5:13-14
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. – 2 Corinthians 3:17
And this one scripture below I chose specifically for election day! Vote for your candidate, because we have the freedom to do so. God gave us the choice to choose with Adam & Eve. and our American government gave us this choice back in 1776. However, remember your choice will be judged by God, not by humans. —- Read below
As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand. One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. … Romans 14:1-23
Be thankful today for our freedom, and pray for those who need it.