As we celebrate Independence Day, I am grateful for the United States of America. I appreciate the values that have undergirded our nation for many years, and the freedom these values have secured. God has certainly poured out His goodness and blessings on us in many ways.
As we head into the future, we have a responsibility to both pray for and live in ways that attract God’s continued blessings on this wonderful country. The Bible gives us an important reminder about these responsibilities:
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. — Proverbs 14:34 (NIV)
As you enjoy this July 4th holiday, take a few moments to thank God for His goodness to America. Also, ask God to bring a great spiritual awakening to our country. Pray that we will value what He values, and live as He wants us to live, so that His blessings will continue to rest upon this great land!