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In Love on July 4, 2012 at 8:48 am

Amazing as always

Mirth and Motivation

“Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.” Benjamin Franklin

When my kids were little, we celebrated July 4th or Independence Day with all the pomp and pageantry it deserved; cook outs, barbeques, desserts galore, and the trip down to the waterfront to enjoy the fireworks and other entertainment organized by the village. We invited friends and neighbors over, and it was one of the few times we had several members of a family in one room. The kids loved the chance to run wild with their friends and all was well with the world… But what did it all really mean? Those gatherings reminded us of the importance of our personal freedom; our right to congregate and enjoy a meal with others without feeling as if we were under siege. We didn’t have to worry…

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Prayers for Celebrating the Fourth of July

In Dream on July 4, 2012 at 8:37 am

Independence Day Prayers – Prayers for Celebrating the Fourth of July

Dear Lord,

There is no greater feeling of liberation than to experience this freedom from sin and death that you have provided for me through Jesus Christ.

Today my heart and my soul are free to praise you. For this I am very thankful.

On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ.

Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted.

May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price.

My freedom cost others their very lives.

Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom.

With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families.

Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord.

Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else’s life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ.

Amen

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