Happy Independence Day!

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
    the people he chose for his inheritance.

Psalm 33:12 NIV

What are you thankful for this Fourth of July?

Living in this land of freedom is something we no longer take for granted. We have always known that freedom isn’t free–its price is paid in blood. The price was paid in full on July 4, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was signed. To find out more about our American history and freedom, click HERE for a comprehensive history authored by David and Tim Barton of Wallbuilders.

Most people realize that the basis of our Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights are based on the laws and precepts of the Bible. God’s laws came through covenants in the Old and New Testaments, and they formed the basis for our Judeo-Christian nation. Most importantly, our country grants freedom to all citizens to pursue life, liberty, happiness, and freedom of religion without government interference. Our laws also protect us from criminals and allow us to live without fear. Additionally, we are legally innocent until proven guilty.

Let’s take today and remind ourselves of all the wonderful blessings we still enjoy in the United States. Re-read the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence and thank God for our protection and freedom. Let’s teach our children patriotism and instill in them deep love and respect for our flag.

The battle to destroy our freedom is raging.

The fight for freedom is once again upon us. As we refresh our memories about the truth of who we are as a nation and review what our Founding Fathers wrote, let’s rise up in unity and take back what is rightfully ours: one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”

2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV

Dear Father, Thank you for the 246th anniversary of our freedom in this land. Thank you for answering our prayers to save the unborn. However, the battle is just beginning. May we confess our sins and turn back to You as our Lord and Savior. Help us reestablish our land as one nation under God, a land where freedom rings forever. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

Happy Independence Day! by Karen Jurgens copyright 2022 all rights reserved