Today we are headed to our church for a BBQ and softball game, we might even stay for fireworks, we will see how I hold up in this heat! I am bringing dessert of course! I will post the recipe Monday!
Today is also a day that Christians should be reminded that we are commanded to pray for our country, its leaders, and the people who defend our earthly freedom. Of course being a military spouse I am a big fan of our military and all that they do to make it so that we can be free. Jesus did so much more when He died on the cross. He gave us eternal freedom which means more than I think we can ever fully comprehend while still on this earth.
1 Timothy 1:1-6
1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 3 This is good and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. 5 For there is only one God and one Mediator who can reconcile God and humanity—the man Christ Jesus. 6 He gave his life to purchase FREEDOM for everyone. This is the message God gave to the world at just the right time.
(this is the NLT, I liked it because it says freedom, it seemed fitting for today.)