Hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend! We had a wonderful time with relatives at the lake and enjoyed staying at the cabin. Lots of sharing and catching up; swimming, fishing, sauna and tubing for whoever wanted, wiener roast, and coffee times. We also enjoyed going to The Lighthouse yesterday with some of the family. Catching up today and just got back from Aldi’s.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Today we celebrate Memorial Day and remember all those who have fought for our freedom and sacrificed so much. “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13. I would like to share a prayer by Debbie McDaniel expressing our gratitude for those who have so bravely served our nation.
We thank you for the freedom you have given to us, and for the price that was paid by Christ so that we could live free. We remember today. The cost of it all. The great sacrifice for freedom. We thank you for the brave men and women who have fought, and continue to fight, so courageously for our nation. We ask for your covering and blessing over them and their families. We pray that you would be gracious and encircle them with your peace. We pray for your great favor and goodness to be evident in their lives. Please be with all those who wear the uniform, who serve our communities and nation every single day. We ask that you provide your protection, that you would be their guiding force who leads the way, and their rear guard who keeps them safe from behind. We ask that you would draw them to yourself amidst the dangers they face in a dark world, for you are the Truth, you are the Way, you are the Light. Help them to walk wisely. To stay covered in your armor. Give them godly discernment. Make them constantly aware of what lurks close by. Help them to be men and women of prayer, realizing that this is where their greatest help comes from. Help them to stay united and strong, bold and resolute, determined and unwavering. Bless their families. Bless those they love. Give them your great favor, this day, and every day. Thank you that in our nation today, we are free to worship. We are free to pray. We are free to read your Word. We are free to speak. We are free to share. For this, we are incredibly grateful. Yet, we understand how quickly these freedoms can be taken away. Give us an increased awareness of the spiritual battle we’re in. Help us to stand strong in you and for your purposes. Thank you that as believers, we can be assured, you will never leave us, and are with us always, in this life, and the next. Thank you for your truth that says, who the Son sets free is free indeed! We know that in you alone, true freedom is found. In Jesus’ Name we pray, Amen”
Challenge for today: Pray for those who fight for our freedom.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy