July...days are lengthened, sunshine is more abundant, warmth grows, and there is opportunity for renewal. Did you know God has designed us for times of renewal? In the Former Soviet Union there were attempts to prove that a seventh day of rest was not needed. They tried to prove that God did not exist even in the seven day week, and to prove the design of a day of rest was not true. They tried ten days of work, different schedules, numerous experiments, and guess what? They found that people got sick, and their abilities decreased, except with six days of work, and a day of rest! Who knew? (God)
We have a Father who loves us, desires our blessing, has a way for us to live that is blessed, and a blessing to others. God entrusts us with good gifts, and there is a way that God's good gifts work. We also have an enemy that does not have new tricks, but is an ancient and traitorous foe. In America the ......
July! We celebrate the 4th every year. We make plans long in advance and we anticipate the fireworks and the fun of the day. We remember the birth of our nation on a hot day at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, City of Brotherly Love.
Brotherly Love is something commanded of us in the Bible. In I Peter, we are told, “22 Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, 23 since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; 24 for
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls, 25 but the word of the Lord remains forever.” And this word is the good news that was preached to you.” !....
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