As we march toward our nations celebration of it’s independence, I hope to inspire every believer in Jesus to celebrate their absolute dependence upon Father God. The act of celebrating your dependence upon God is an act of Worship.

As such, the worshippers are the Military in Dependenceville. Just like any good regiment or battalion, there are generals, marching orders and battle plans. The Military of Dependenceville has enlisted heroes such as King David, Jehoshaphat and Jesus Christ Himself.

These warriors are those who respond to every moment, whether turmultous or divine, with thanksgiving. The first response of these worshipping soldiers is giving thanks to the God who gave them their very breath.

Whether it was David vs the Philistines or Jehoshephat vs the men of Moab or Jesus vs all the powers of darkness – one thing remain constant, they worshipped first.

You also can enter every moment with thanksgiving and praise. You can let what you know about God’s unchanging character and worth be your motivation for every moment.

These kinds of worshippers don’t react to the devil, they respond to the Father. They are a John 5:19 generation rising in song and passion.

“So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise.” – ‭‭John‬ ‭5:19‬ ‭ESV‬‬

So as an act of celebrating the fact that you are in a place of dependence upon God, I want to encourage you to spend time in praise and worship today. Do it with your family or do it alone but spend time giving Jesus true spirit-filled praise from wherever you are at today.

Let it be honest and let it be full of thanksgiving. Even if you can only thank Him for the breath in your lungs, start there. As you learn to worship first, you will see His peace and strength manifesting in your every day.

It’s a happy day in Dependenceville and you are all invited to the party! Bless you.

– Caleb Hyers

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