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Planted in Faith

Don’t dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.

Elisabeth Elliot

Our founding fathers worked hard to get this country up and running by shedding a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and prayers.

They did not dig up in doubt what they were planting in faith. The prayers were not just for the founding of this country but I also believe they were praying for such a time as this. A time of division, misinformation, and tyranny. A time when this country would either rise up united again or fall completely apart and be divided into several other countries.

Since they prayed for their current situation and the future of the country, we must do the same.

We do not need to dig up in doubt what they and the soldiers planted in faith and blood.

Related Reading:

  • Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God: The Role of Christianity in the American Revolution by Daniel Stackhouse, Jr. Ph.D.
  • Draw the Circle, The 40 Day Prayer Challenge by Mark Batterson

(written by a believer in God and this country on September 4th, 2021 at 6:46 a.m. for publication at a later date)

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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Bad Feeling?

There are several people experiencing a bad feeling lately. They feel as though the other shoe is going to drop on or around the 4th of July.

Could the “snow” hit the fan on July 4th? Yes. There are a lot of foreign and domestic enemies that want to see us obliterated. Our demise happening on the 4th of July would be something sweet for them to savor.

However, our demise as a country could happen any time, any day. With inflation, gas and food prices skyrocketing, something will happen. The questions is when and what.

There is peace and joy in my heart. A heart that is grateful for our Declaration of Independence, the founding fathers, and for God having me born “for such a time as this.”

Remember, whatever happens God will walk through it with us. He sometimes prevents bad events and sometimes He accompanies us on a journey through the valley of the shadow of death. For it is in the deepest part of the valley where growth happens.

Just ask any widow whose walked through a grief journey.

My Prayer

As you celebrate our independence this weekend, you do so with a heart full of gratitude to God – gratitude for our country, for being a US citizen, and for our independence. Also, that you release any tension or fear to God.

May your gratitude bring you peace and joy now and forevermore.

Oh, and Happy 123rd Birthday Grandpa! Love and miss you.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.

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Contact the Manufacturer

When a product you bought quits working you need to contact the manufacturer who made the defective item. You might be alerting them to a bigger issue.

A quick Google search will help you find their contact information or you can read the warranty documents included with your purchase.

The same is true when it comes to people who are defective. You need to contact the manufacturer, God, about the defective person(s). He already knows about their sin (cause of defectiveness).

You contact God via PRAYER. Unlike companies, His toll-free number is answered 24/7 with results visible when He decides it is the appropriate time.

Not sure what to pray? Google prayers to pray over people or read the warranty document called the Bible. There are numerous prayers and verses that can be prayed when having a conversation with God about a person’s sinful behavior.

Imagine the joy you will feel praying for another person and imagine the joy your prayer brings God.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her widowhood adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.