Thursday, July 05, 2007

Thank You Lord

For the brave men and women who have fought for the Independence of The United States of America...my heart breaks when I think of those who have lost their lives defending it.

God BLESS AMERICA! Thank you that I can still freely attend a worship service and pray in Your Son, Jesus' Name. Thank you that I can still freely teach my children about You...I can still knock on doors and share the Gospel without fear of being arrestd. I can hand out a Gospel tract to a friend or a neighbor without fear of being put in prison or killed. Thank you for the freedom to PRAY aloud! Give me boldness to exercise this freedom of sharing the Gospel with as many as possible while it remains a liberty put in place by Godly forefathers. Thank you that America was founded by those who sought You for guidance and wisdom- the fruit of that, though threatened, still remains. Give me courage and boldness to continue to spread the Gospel when it is no longer done in liberty but in secret- as our freedoom to share is being threatened by Your enemies. I take the freedom for granted Lord..I forget about the missionaries who have died because of sharing the Gospel. I think of the converts who have lost their lives for refusing to deny Christ-children even, who were brave even to death. Oh Father, I am so ashamed when I think of their love and courage...I think of what they do to spread your Word in a Country that has no freedom to worship You. I waver sometimes at the thought of even a polite rejection...forgive me. Give us a renewed passion to spread your Word in America. Lift the blindness off of America's eyes dear Lord!! Give us boldness and a burden for lost souls like never before. Revive America, dear Lord. Eph 6:19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth bloldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that there-in I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
Yes, there are many things that I grieve over concerning America's falling away, but today I want to thank the Lord for the Liberty that remains. God Bless America.

7 comments:

Sarah Tidmore said...

Hello Heather :)
I know that you do not know me at all! But, we are all one in Christ Jesus and I know that I know that you love our Lord and Saviour as much as I! I am contacting you through your blog to pray for a family that loves our Lord as well. They are very dear friends of ours and the Mommy/Wife, who is 34 yrs young, has had a massive stroke and is being put on life support. She has a husband and 4 children ages 6, 5, 3, and 1. Please, Please be praying for their family and possibly a miracle. I know that God has everything under control and His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are above our thoughts, but He hears the petitions of the righteous and He answers prayer! So, as a sister in Christ, I ask that you and your family would add this family in our body of Christ to your prayers... God bless you and have a wonderful day.
Sincerely,
Sarah T

Heather said...

I will pray!! God Bless :)

Mishel said...

Amen!!

Sarah Tidmore said...

Thank you!!!! :))
Sarah

Happymama said...

Heather, Amen! Loved this post and thank the good Lord for all of those things.

~Kristi

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

"Give me boldness to exercise this freedom of sharing the Gospel with as many as possible while it remains a liberty..."

That was my favorite line. What a stirring post, Heather. We have so much freedom and opportunity.

Your thoughts reminded me of something I heard a pastor explain once. He said that our country's freedom (or other open doors around the world) is like a lull in the gunfire as the enemy reloads; good soldiers don't pull up the lounge chairs at such a time--they barrel forward hoping to gain ground against the enemy!

Heather said...

GB...that is such a good point. Too often I have gotten too comfy on the lounge chair. I would thank the Lord that I was not living in a war torn country all the while forgetting about the Great Commission. Yes, it is time to gain ground while the "lull" remains. Thank you-Heather