Celebrate! Now, since I said that what do you think I mean? Oh, I'm sure (since the fourth as yesterday) that you say independence. Yes, and no. Yes independence but not the national holiday. Celebrate your relationship with the Father, celebrate your kinship in the family of believers, celebrate your freedom.
"If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free" (John 8 31,31 NIV). Truth is power. Truth from Jesus is chain breaking, strength producing, peace providing. and if that is not enough to make you want to hold on to celebrate. . . "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed" (John 8:36 NIV).
Let the fireworks of joy spirit your spirit with the knowledge of your heritage as children- powerful, strong, truth seeking children of God. Celebrate independence. It's all about knowing where your independence comes from - it comes from Jesus. type to you later.