Deceptive Independence

July 8, 2013 at 12:06 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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Psalms 130

Adonai (Lord), I call to You from the depths; hear my cry, Adonai!
Let Your ears pay attention to the sound of my pleading.

Yah, (God) if You kept a record of sins, who, Adonai, could stand?
But with You there is forgiveness, so that You will be feared.

I wait longingly for Adonai; I put my hope in His Word.
Everything in me waits for Adonai, more than guards on watch wait for morning, more than guards on watch wait for morning.

Isra’el, put your hope in Adonai! For grace is found with Adonai, and with Him is unlimited redemption.
He will redeem Isra’el from all their wrongdoings.

Psalms 143:8

Make me hear of Your love in the morning, because I rely on You. Make me know the way I should walk because I entrust myself to You.

Did you know there is no concept in God’s Word called independence as most understand it. That thing that says “I don’t need anything but me and freedom to do what I want.”
The 4th of July came and went and the Spirit kept “tugging” on me with the word independence. I figured, at first, I knew what He was saying…listened to Him speak a bit to my heart. Yet, the old urge to speak back…errrr…ask a billion questions kept His “boot” on my butt 🙂

The week was FULL!! Full of His glory, full of His presence, full of activities, full of…distractions. It was odd. Someone praised God for freedom and in the same sentence famed us for finding it in spite of England. My heart sunk…did we?
England traversed the world of “independence” long before the Indians ever saw an Englishman. I know we taught the Indians nothing about freedom. They tried to teach us…but we wouldn’t listen. We came, conquered, and bound up those who were truly free. Sure we fought the tyranny of religious harassment by a government based on human wisdom, but then we shot ourselves in the foot by stealing and killing innocents and just like England tried to placate our conscience by “giving a marginal piece of earth back”. While we here in the United States of America throw parties and watch fireworks, laughing and patting ourselves on our backs for “freedom” – God grieves. We have no clue what our “fight for freedom” means because we think its about us. Freedom in the Word, in the Kingdom of Heaven Yeshua (Jesus) spoke of, is complete dependence on God, the Father. There is no me, my, freedom – only what’s been given to all by God, period.

You can likely understand why my questions hurled heavenward at mach 10. The above was…hard. Not celebratory, humbling and pulled the sparks from my “works” if ya know what I mean. Aren’t we to be constantly in cheer? Thanking God for everything? So I pressed into resisting the “drag” the “Tugger” was intent on slowing me down with.

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Its hard to celebrate when Adonai, Himself is grieving…at least it is to me. I thought at first it was just Montana blue’s (4th of July at Flathead lake in Kalispell, Montana is beyond description). I was missing my “home”…not Home. Ahhh….a light began to dawn! Freedom is so very different to Abba God, and though we are full of ceaseless sin and error, Yeshua was sent and obediently went to gain freedom for every single human being ever to and has ever existed. Indians…Africans…German…Russian…Chinese…Israeli…American…Australian…Canadian…

French…Arab…Egyptian…English…Phillipian…and every nation under Heaven. But no fireworks go off even once a year for this freedom.

Yes, Lord, I can grieve with You.

Who first put fireworks in the sky?

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Who created the human who discovered gun powder? Who created every single human who has worked to make fireworks better and more awesome with time? As for England, PRAISE GOD for those who depended totally on HIM way before America was born! God forgive us Americans for thinking independence is about the freedom to serve Him at our leisure, our wisdom, our discretion. And lo, not just Americans, but the entire human race! God forgive us for our freedom, and teach us ever so faithfully His! May we all become more dependent on Him and CELEBRATE our neediness for HIM! May we mount up like eagles…and know the Wind that calls us forth; never can nor will come at our own hand. God be praised for His patience and love! For without it…surely “Independence Day” would have blown up in every face on earth!

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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