Tuesday, July 3, 2012

In a mess but still blessed

This nation will remain the land of the free only so long as it is the home of the brave.  - Elmer Davis

I am so thankful to be living in "the land of the free."  

I think however, that some of our freedoms have been taken for granted and have begun to change and/or be compromised.  That is, if we are not brave enough to stand up and fight for what we believe in.

There are many ways to be brave.  The first thought that comes to mind is to pray.  It's not always easy to pray for those that we are angry or disagree with.  However, I believe we must.

Instead of badmouthing and posting negative things about decisions our leaders make, pray for them.  Pray for God to be in their midst and to make a mighty display of His power and strength.  Pray that our leaders will feel God's presence, seek His wisdom, abide by His laws with respect and obedience.  Pray that they will have the needed strength to stand up to criticism that goes against God's word and be brave enough to not back down.

God is still God.  He created our country.  He can and will lead us ALL if we ask Him too.

There is power in prayer.  There is power in the Name of Jesus.  Claim His promises for our country, for our leaders, for our military, for our citizens and for those who want and long to live in the land of the free.  

On this 4th of July, our USA Independence Day, I wish you a happy and beautiful day filled with love, laughter, hope and liberty.  May you keep in mind the reason we are free and pray to keep us that way.

Thank you for "listening."  I'll step down from my soap box now.

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