You can also send us your prayer requests. Get more than a Sunday sermon. As our grand old flag, sown together with the beautiful symbols of the “Stars and Stripes” proudly waves across our shores, she will always, graciously, humble herself and give honor where honor is due. All of you were willing to give the ultimate, your lives, for people who are your enemy and don’t even understand or want in some cases the freedom all of you are giving your lives … Amen. Many of us, when asked about patriotism, will think of the American flag, fireworks, parades and the American soldier.
“July 4th” Devotional Ideas Previously posted June 21, 2013 Stars and Stripes Relate to the sacrifices of our men and women who have served and died for our country’s freedom. (NIV). Using television and the Internet, CBN is proclaiming the Good News in 149 countries and territories, with programs and content in 67 languages.
But I believe that there is one thing that has not changed since that first Independence day, our nation needs men and women who lead our country to depend upon God. Copyright 2017-2020, Mountain View Baptist Church. We are here to help and encourage you! But, I believe that the more patriotic that we become, individually and as a nation, the more we will want to pray for our country. So you see, we not only celebrate our nation’s independence from a monarchy of oppressive rule, but we commemorate our sacred stars and stripes as the divine representations of our future hope as a nation. Our nation was birthed out of prayer. All of you were willing to give the ultimate, your lives, to protect each other. Today, I hope you value your right to be patriotic in a land that is free and I hope that you will exercise your freedom to pray to God that He will bless the USA. Every year our country celebrates the fourth of July by proudly displaying our beloved banner of red, white, and blue, also known as “Old Glory.”, But there is an even more popular name associated with this patriotic pennant, one that many affectionately know as "the Stars and Stripes.". She will give honor to the one who died, in order that we as a nation might live. Powered by, Get These Free Devotions Everyday By Email, Daily Devotion: A Different Type of Politician, Daily Devotion: Politicians and Principles, Daily Devotion: Bible In Our Public Schools, Daily Devotion: The Function of Government, Daily Devotion: Prayer and the Government, Daily Devotion: The Ant & the Grasshopper, Daily Devotion: The Greatest Liberty of All, July 2019: Why Government is NOT the Answer. You will find the strength, peace and comfort you need to strengthen your walk with Christ. George Washington wrote in his diary at the time, “Went to church and fasted all day.” John Adams wrote in his diary, “God grant us wisdom and fortitude.” Tom Cushing, also moved by prayer, asked the Continential Congress to be opened up in prayer and his motion was passed. God has made it possible for you to know Him and experience an amazing change in your own life. We cannot enjoy our blessings in good conscience without praying for those who lead and serve. "... every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord." A nation under God was born. CBN's ministry is made possible by the support of our CBN Partners. CBN is a global ministry committed to preparing the nations of the world for the coming of Jesus Christ through mass media. Get spiritual refreshment in your daily e-mail with devotional stories that stir your heart and help you navigate life's challenges with biblical guidance. The Declaration of Independence on July 4th, 1776 was first preempted with our Founding Fathers praying during the first Continential Congress meeting on September 7th, 1774.
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by Carol Knapp From - Posted on Jun 27, 2018. He faithfully walked the Via Delarosa (the path of suffering), so that you and I might know what true liberty really is. Send a prayer request now, or call 1‑800‑700‑7000. Often, the idea of prayer is not linked to patriotism at all. Refreshing Daily in God's Word is a daily devotional written by Dr. Michael Rouse, Senior Pastor, Mountain View Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL. I write about our adventures in life, in hopes that God can use our stories to touch someone else. True patriotism sees America as being a nation, not controlled by mankind, but controlled by God. *find more of my devotions on my devotional page on Facebook: womentakingastand. Weekly Devotional: The Importance of Independence Day; By Lauren Abraham July 01, 2016 by Lauren Abraham in [ Spiritual Life] “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (James 1:17) What comes to your mind when you think of Independence Day? Lord, we lift up prayer for our country. I am married to my best friend for over 37 years, together we are doing life the best we can. Welcome one another, therefore, as Christ has welcomed you…—Romans 15:7 (RSV) It was a cloudy, quiet July Fourth for us, that year of 1988. "For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD. That is, anything that would try to keep us from the glorious liberty that Christ has already purchased for us!
” Key Words: Jesus wept. It doesn’t really matter how we feel about the man or woman in office, what matters is whether or not we are willing to stand in the gap for our country? A free daily devotional from Mountain View Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL. He paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we could now, today, (this 4th of July) live in complete liberty from everything that would try to hold us captive and bound. Until we are all set free within this sweet land of liberty, we will rejoice in our salvation, and in the name of our God we will fly our banner, high and lifted up … for all the world to see! Copyright © Missey Butler, used with permission. Daily Devotion Stars and Stripes By Missey Butler Guest Writer. We ask that you would bless our country with your wisdom, your love, and your compassion. Often, the idea of prayer is not linked to patriotism at all. Happy 4th of July! Bible Reading: James 2:15-26 Key Verse: Verse 26 – “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” Key... Bible Reading: Proverbs 15:1-14 Key Verse: Verse 13 – “A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit... Bible Reading: Acts 11:17-26 Key Verse: Verse 26 – “And when he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. I am proud to be an American and I hope you are too. (NKJV). daily devotions from your favorite Christian ministries, pastors, and speakers on Crosswalk.com! Many of us, when asked about patriotism, will think of the American flag, fireworks, parades and the American soldier. “For by His stripes we are healed," (not were healed, not will be healed) … but are healed!
God made it possible for you to know. By the very stripes (wounds and scourging) that Jesus took upon Himself, you and I have been made completely whole. Our country’s Pledge of Allegiance was written especially for children in 1892 as a part of a celebration for Columbus Day in public schools all across our land. Get FREE "He Cares for You" teaching sheet, Build up your faith as you mediate on inspiring Scripture verses of how much God loves you. But there is an even more popular name associated with this patriotic pennant, one that many affectionately know as "the Stars and Stripes!" Let us consider now, the stripes. It is found within the pages of Holy Scripture and was spoken of some 2,000 years ago, long before our nation even existed. Not only that, God is depending upon you and me to not just be patriotic, but to also pray for our leaders and our country. The birth of Jesus was the promise of a Savior, One who would save His people from their sins. "You have given a banner to those who fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth."
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