Hello, former procrastinators! I’m glad to be back with you. I apologize for computer difficulties and not getting comments up in a timely manner. Thank you for praying for our move; we’re more settled every day. I hope your summer’s going well, and you’re enjoying some rest and refreshment.
Happy Fourth of July!
Our founding fathers and all who fought for liberty did so so that people they would never know could live in freedom. Today we celebrate what they gained for us and we appreciate their sacrifice and far-sightedness. They gave so that we could responsibly maintain what they gained for us.
Today reminds us to appreciate and celebrate our freedom in Christ. He paid an even higher price to obtain our freedom from sin and the penalty of sin. We are able to walk free of procrastination and other besetting sins because His Spirit lives in us.
He set us free so that we might observe His statutes and keep His laws – never to earn our salvation but to know and enjoy Him and to reap the blessings He has for those who love Him. When I see the “so that’s” in scripture, I’m reminded there is purpose in God’s gift of freedom. It is to make us co-laborers who bring Him glory.
May we recognize bondage and refuse to be entangled again by its yoke. May we not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. (Galatians 5:1,13)
May we pray for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. (I Timothy 2:2)
May we pray for mercy and truth to meet together and righteousness and peace together. (Psalm 85:10)
Oh, Lord, make us wise, courageous, faithful citizens of our earthly country and of our heavenly home.
What do you pray as a Christian citizen?