As we celebrate our nation’s independence, let’s also think about how we need to be dependent on God. God is our source of strength, hope, and life. With out Him we are nothing. We can not will ourselves or think positively enough to make lasting changes in our life. Positive, lasting change will only happen through the work of the Holy Spirt in our lives. We need to get rid of the I in our lives and learn to live in dependence of the One who saved us.
John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing."
Psalms 73:26 "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever."