For JULY 3, 2011


{xtypo_dropcap}W{/xtypo_dropcap}e as a nation of people have now the continued opportunity to celebrate the birth of a nation, in which we take great pride.  We are faced with some of the greatest decisions that we will ever have to make in order to continue the steady course of so great a country and a people.  Deep within our souls we desire the continued success of this country, while as individuals we could care less.

The state of a person’s mind determines what he will do in his everyday life.  A man may starve with bread upon the table if he does not eat, and he may perish with thirst though he is up to his neck in a river of water if he does not drink.  In the book of John 4:14 it is said, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst;  but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” It is a mystery how one might associate himself with God in so many ways, and yet choose to keep Him out of his spiritual life.  If we can trust God with our physical life, then we should be willing to trust Him with our soul.  Why not then lend to God your life that it be secure, than to trust it to the world that it may die.


In God We Trust                                                                          

Pastor Jimmy Locklear, Cherokee Chapel Holiness Methodist Church