Thursday, September 17, 2009

Freedom's Heart is still beating, can you hear it?

I asked myself, what is the one thing that every human being has a passionate desire for? After contemplating this question and searching my own soul, I found the answer to be freedom. From the day we were created and born into this world our hearts have beaten to the tune of freedom. Can you hear it?
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What is this freedom? What does it mean to be free? Sure we live in the United States of America; the land of freedom and opportunity. We have the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom to come and the freedom to go. But is our freedom being taken from us, or maybe a better question, “Can our freedom be taken from us?” All that America has to offer in the land of the free has come with a price, a price that cost many their lives. Fighting to be free, now isn’t that interesting. We will fight for freedom unto our very deaths. Why do we do this? because our Creator placed this passion for freedom down deep in the heart of every living soul.
Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence in 1776: “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Our founding fore fathers knew what they were talking about. Our yearning for freedom is powerful and it draws us with a great force. Freedom stirs in our souls like a fire that cannot be quenched. We are determined to have freedom no matter the cost. Give me Liberty or give me death was the words of Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry realized that Freedom is worth dying for, he had concluded that if he couldn’t be free alive then he would be free in death.
Even with a man’s last dying breath freedom’s heartbeat will not be silenced, in fact it will beat louder still, for in death the heartbeat of freedom is now united with the heart of our Creator for it is He who is the Author and Creator of Freedom’s heartbeat. When our heart’s are united with God’s they beat as “ONE” and come what may nothing and or no one will ever be able to silence the Heartbeat of Freedom for it is the Heart of God and it never dies! Freedom’s heart is still beating, can you hear it?
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thekingpin68 said...

'I asked myself, what is the one thing that every human being has a passionate desire for?'

'I found the answer to be freedom.'

I think peace and happiness rate very high as well.

In my research I have reasoned God has put us through the problem of evil and believers through salvation by Christ, in part, in order to demonstrate the eventual superior freedom of a life filled with the Holy Spirit in the culminated Kingdom, in comparison to our present life where we have a type of freedom but struggle with suffering, sin and death.

Thanks, Tammy.

Tamela's Place said...

Hey Russ,

That's cool :)

yeah i agree peace and happiness rate high as well, when we can pursue life, liberty and happiness that has a way of making things a little more peaceful. But of course i understand that true everlasting peace, joy and freedom are only found in Christ Jesus :)

Gigi said...

I've missed you, my sister!

“Can our freedom be taken from us?”

Yes, I believe it fact, I do believe we're already less free than we used to be. It's like putting the frog in the pan of cool water on the stove and then turning the heat doesn't even notice the gradual change in temperature until it's too late. I hope it won't be too late for us before we hop "out of the pan."

Tamela's Place said...

Hello gigi,

thank you... i am going to try and get around again to some of my fav. blogs.. Things have been upside down around here.. Thank you for your comment.. and yes i believe our freedom in the physical can be taken but not our freedom in Jesus.. Halelujah!

Jody said...

This has especially hit home with our family as our oldest and only son is now in Iraq continuing to fight for the freedoms we enjoy. Thank you for this post.

Greg said...

Good to see you posting again, Tamela! I'm putting a link to this post on my new blog!

Here's something from 1 Peter chapter 2:

[13] Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;
[14] Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.
[15] For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:
[16] As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

Freedom needs to have its bounds, else anything goes.

Tamela's Place said...

Thank you Jody, I always try to remember our service men in my prayers and thank the Lord for all of them who have defended our freedoms in America.. May your Son be kept in God's protection while He is serving our country and may God bless Him and bring him back home safely Tamela

Tamela's Place said...

Thanks Greg for your comment.. Yes freedom in righteousness is true freedom. As you have stated in verse 16 in the word of God to not use your liberty as a license to sin. In so doing that is not true freedom at all, it is bondage (to sin). Those who do this might think they are free but they are only deceiving themselves. I will be by to visit your blog soon. I am trying to get back into the groove of blogging if ya know what I mean.. God bless you Tamela

IJ said...

Hi sis Tamela so happy you are still writing to the Glory of God.

missed you a lot


Warren Baldwin said...

Living in this country we tend to take freedom for granted, don't we? How easy to forget the struggle for freedom that Jesus endured for us spiritually and the founding fathers for us politically. We can't take it for granted! We need to be reminded that freedom isn't free. Thanks for the reminder.

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Hanna,

Thank you I am trying to get back into the swing of things.. I will be over to visit with you soon... God bless you... Tamela

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Warren,

Thanks for commenting and Amen may we never forget.. And even tho freedom isn't free our hearts will always be steadfast after it. God bless you Tamela

Christinewjc said...

Very well said! If we are to keep our freedoms here in America, we need to think about what Ben Franklin said - "We have given you a republic - if you can keep it."

We need to be diligent caretakers of our Republic - our freedom depends on it!

God bless,

Tamela's Place said...

hello Christine,

Thank you for commenting. I sure hope that we as a country can keep the republic. But the way things look I am becoming concerned about that. But again they may take our physical freedoms but they can't take our spiritual freedom from us. For even in death we are still free!
God bless you

Mikes Sumondong said...

Praise the Lord for the freedom the Lord has given us is the truest freedom out there! freedom from pain, insecurity, insignificance and sin!

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Mike,

Thank you for visiting Tamela's place. Yes praise the Lord and amen and we even have freedom in death we just merely go from this life to the next.
God bless you

Mary Moss said...

Tamela, this is a very profound post. I agree with you that freedom is like an innate desire.

When we grow older, if we know Christ, we seek the freedom that is only possible through absolute and complete surrender to Christ.

That kind of freedom almost hurts, because it's so amazing! Typically, it comes after much trial and refining in the fire, but it is so worth it when you get there!

Really enjoy your blog! Glad I found it:-)

Tamela's Place said...

Hello Mary,

Thank you very much for visiting Tamela's place and leaving a comment. Yes I understand what you are saying and it is so very true. I will pay a visit to your blog as well.. God bless you and thanks again for visiting


Jeff said...

Hi, Tamela! Speaking of freedom, in Ohio, one Christian girl has had her freedoms taken away because she chose to follow Christ.

This is a plea to send a Christmas card to a girl who is only 17 years old. She is in Ohio.
She is a Christian. PLEASE send her a Christmas card to encourage her!

The mailing address to send a Christmas card to her is:
Rifqa Bary
c/o Angela Lloyd
255C Drinko Hall
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201

CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN AMERICA! 17-year-old Christian girl in Ohio in solitary confinement. Her crime? Becoming a Christian. She has been told by her Muslim dad that he will kill her (the Qur'an demands death for apostates from Islam, and her parents are devout Muslims who obey the Qur'an). The Muslim-controlled community there is treating her like a criminal, though she has done nothing wrong, putting her under house arrest with no Internet availability (Her laptop was confiscated) and no visitors allowed (Not even a Pastor is allowed to visit her! Even inmates are allowed visits from clergy!), except for a few who had to be fingerprinted just to visit her. She may become the first Christian martyr in America (unless she is sent back to Sri Lanka, where she will certainly be killed or put in an insane asylum, both of which are common there for apostates from Islam). Killing for apostasy, and honor killings, are common in Islam, and a number of Islamic honor killings have already occurred in the U.S. Please pray for her! Christmas cards can be sent to her, and it would be FANTASTIC if you could ask others to send Christmas cards to her as well!


If you are not familiar with her case, here is some info.

The Solitary Confinement of Rifqa

She is denied visitors

Videos: Rally for Rifqa Bary

Christian teenager in America, in fear of her life

Rifqa Bary's testimony

Rifqa Bary in grave danger

Gigi said...

Tamela, thank you for stopping by tonight...I was delighted to read that you have your blog up again and look forward to your next post! God bless!

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