On the heels of July 4th, here are a couple of thoughts.
Our world continually fights for independence.
On an international level, countries strive to achieve their freedom. They want to stand on their own, make their own way, establish their own direction.
On a professional level, the business world demonstrates similar areas as individuals and companies work for financial liberty.
On a personal level, if not careful, we train our children to do the same. We urge them to grow up and learn how to make it on their own.
From a spiritual perspective, we need to teach a greater dependence on God and let Him take care of the rest.