Summer Soak Day 29:
Parades, cook outs and fireworks…this week in the United States we celebrate Independence Day, July 4th. The day our country’s founders declared independence, the day a new nation was born. As the daughter of a career Army officer (decorated Vietnam War Veteran), and one who spent parts of my childhood and adolescent years living in other countries, I am so grateful for the sacrifice and service of those who daily put their lives on the line to defend and uphold the freedoms I enjoy every day. One of the greatest freedoms being the right to openly read, discuss, study (and even blog about) the Word of God. As well as the freedom I enjoy in being able to meet every week, without fear, with other Christ-followers in worship. May we never become so comfortable that we forget what great privileges we enjoy as citizens of this nation!
This week as we celebrate our freedom and watch majestic fireworks, let’s use these to prompt us to praise God for His majesty and splendor and for providing us with the greatest freedom of all —salvation in Jesus. Let’s celebrate the freedom we experience as we live in complete abandon to the God who is limitless, our Deliverer, our Savior, our Provider and Protector!…continue reading