The freedom American citizens experience today came by way of the sacrifices of men and women who were willing to endure hardship and suffering for others to live a better quality of life. The ability to worship freely, exercise the right to vote, and have access to education all came with a price someone else was willing to pay – even if it meant they were ready to lay down their life for that cause. It is only right to honor their sacrifice.
Freedom brings with it a responsibility to honor the price paid for it. Jesus was willing to come to Earth, live a life free of sin, and die by way of the cross to display God’s love to all. Out of honor, we should live our life in a way that puts away our selfish ambition and through service, love one another.
Connect to God
In your prayer time today, ask the Lord to examine your heart and reveal if there are any areas of selfish ambition. The antidote to selfishness is service. Trust in the Holy Spirit to create and cultivate a servant’s heart within you.
Scripture References: Romans12:18; Hebrews 10:24