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July Edition: July 4th and Freedom

July 4th and Freedom

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As we celebrate the 4th of July, we feel all the more passionate about keeping America free. Just like our Founding Fathers, now it's our turn to work hard and protect freedom. As President Reagan aptly said, "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

Now is the time to take action to keep our country free. For inspiration, we encourage you to read the Declaration of Independence this July 4th. Remember our brave Founding Fathers who sacrificed everything and risked their lives to live in freedom. We must never take that for granted.

Today, we also need to remember and honor our present heroes. America's servicemen and women and our honorable veterans deserve recognition. Think about those who served in the past and those who never came home. It's thanks to those brave Americans that we live in freedom today.

While it's true that there is much to be alarmed about concerning our country's direction, we are not in a panic. We know that God remains on the throne. With Him, all things are possible. Pray and get busy with good actions instead of only having sad reactions!

Psalm 47:8 attests, "God reigns over the nations; God sits upon His holy throne." Yes! God reigns higher than any high-profile official. His Word remains the final word.


God bless,
Carrie and Stacie Stoelting

Founders of Unite the USA 

July 4th Radio Special

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Need inspiration and hope for the USA? Click here to listen to a special July 4th radio program of "Praying Pals" by Stacie Ruth.  It's a great way to feel uplifted to enjoy this special holiday weekend. Have a blessed 4th!

 
America, It's Time to Pray, "SOS, Jesus!"
 By Stacie Ruth Stoelting
www.prayingpals.org                              

fireworks-summer.jpgFireworks on the Fourth of July always get me excited. I'm like a little kid about it! People around me always hear, "Oooh! Aaah!" I just can't help it. I'm a diehard patriot who still gets thrilled by the concepts of Independence Day.

But God Himself excites me more than anyone or anything else. And I believe that my fellow Christians and I need more "fire to do the works" of God. We need simple prayer. Pure prayer.

Prayer with a purpose to know and praise God Himself. I feel inspired when I read passages like Hosea 6:3 (NLT): "Oh, that we might know the Lord! Let us press on to know him. He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring."

When we feel depressed, we must choose faith and "press on" to know him. He will respond. We need only to pray -even if all we can muster are extra short prayers.

Recently, I prayed hard from my heart. In a moment of high stress, I simply prayed, "SOS, Jesus!" He helped me as only He could! And later it hit me: That's what Christians in America need to pray. As we observe Independence Day, America needs to declare independence from sins and say pray, "SOS, Jesus!"

Our population suffers from being an over programmed and "under-prayed": So much stress and so little happiness... So many activities yet so many lonely families... So many fears and so little faith. Yes, in America's churches, we see more flashy ads and less Spirit-led fire.

In addition to simply praying from the heart a prayer like "S.O.S., Jesus!", this acronym can also help:

S: Stop sin. We need to stop the "facades for God" and be ourselves while praying hard from the heart. As Billy Graham once said, "We must repent of our prayerlessness. We must make prayer our priority. Even our churches today have gotten away from prayer meetings."

O: Open your heart to Jesus as Savior and Lord. (If you haven't done so, click here to learn more about how to know God personally.) Be willing to do His will. No prayer substitute exists. Nowhere in the Scripture do we see a Christ follower told to "do more" and pray less. The essence of prayer is to come into God's presence.

S: Start believing and praising God while having child-like faith. I believe that the fireworks of faith in America can be revived because of one simple fact: Jesus remains alive. We must erase sin and chase after Jesus.

Yes, it's as simple as SOS: Stop sin. Open your heart to Jesus. Start believing and praising Him in private and in public. Remember that we will "...see the Son of Man coming in clouds with great power and glory" (Mark 13:26). (Hallelujah!)

In conclusion, the next time you notice our country's symbolic bald eagle, be reminded that "...they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint" (Isaiah 40:31, ESV)

Yes, let us "wait for the Lord" and "press on to know Him" while depending on Him for the fire to do His works in America and beyond!

Do you know Jesus personally? Learn more on the "Know God" page at PrayingPals.org. And join our prayer group at www.PrayingPals.org for weekly devotionals by Stacie Ruth.

 

 
Mike Huckabee's Endorsement

 

"I've had the pleasure of hearing Stacie and Carrie sing at several events and they are gifted, enthusiastic, and passionate patriots whose love of America is contagious!"  -Governor Mike Huckabee

>>Learn more at www.unitetheusa.org! 

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This Month's Bible Verse
 
"God reigns over the nations; God sits upon His holy throne." (Psalm 47:8)
 
Featured Quote
Regarding the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted:

" I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. -John Adams

 


 

Featured
Founding Father 

Alexander Hamilton (January 11, 1757 - July 12, 1804) was one of the most important, conservative, and nationalistic of the Founding Fathers. After wartime service as chief of staff to General George Washington, Hamilton became and accomplished lawyer in New York. In 1788 he wrote half the Federalist Papers, which mobilized supporters of the Constitution. To this day it continues to be the single most influential interpretation of republicanism regarding what the Constitution means. Alexander Hamilton was a prominent intellectual of his day and his influence shaped the young nation.

In God We Still Trust 
A CD by Stacie and Carrie Stoelting
                             
                             
Per request from veterans who love patriotic and inspiring music sung by Stacie and Carrie, In God We Still Trust was recorded. From the National Anthem to "God Bless America" you will be inspired and uplifted about our God-given freedoms. All proceeds go to Unite the USA. Help promote faith and freedom in America. Your support is important and appreciated. Buy or download a copy today.God bless you as you celebrate the red, white, and blue!

 

Booking Info
                             
Celebrate the true spirit of America with Carrie Beth and Stacie Ruth. Book Stacie and Carrie for concert or conference! E-mail info@unitetheusa.org for more information.

 

In God We Still Trust Video
Our country needs to turn to Jesus. Listen to "In God We Still Trust" for inspiration to keep "fighting the good fight". For hope and encouragement, listen to Stacie Ruth and Carrie Beth sing "In God We Still Trust".
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In God We Still Trust
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