It is a happy day, for we true Americans can remember the loving sacrifice of every American soldier that ever lived, and died, for freedom. For our freedom. Freedom is never free. And greater love hath no man than this, that a man would lay down his life for his friends!
I pray we'll remember the sacrifice today that is more and more being forgotten, as we relinquish our freedom to aliens who want our country. Soldiers, Marines, Fighter Pilot, captains and privates - all of them have given what cannot be gotten back. The closest thing a Christian will ever come compared to hell. Some are tortured and imprisoned, some wondering if it is all in vain. But it's not. I am totally greatful and resolved to remember them for the rest of my life. Some members of my family, and some of my friends are over seas, or preparing to be, to go and fight evil all around the world. And I am so thankful for them and the others.
Support our troops. Pray for our troops, and please remember them. Don't forget the true America. Tell your children of it. Teach them all that America ought to be. I wonder what it could at least be if we all remembered.
This summer will not be like any ordinary summer. See, I won't be pursuing any extravagant vocation or career. I AM graduating soon and am so excited! I won't be getting a real job (i.e. Starbucks, Cavender's, Aeropostale...) and I won't be going to college. Online coarses that teach on herbalism and (*ahem*) medicine woman classes. lol Ü I'll also be focusing on the tasks at hand here in the lovely Southwest, meaning horses.... what else? And now that my camera has been recovered after it went missing for two months, I can resume photography!!! My Dad rescued it... it has hardly left my side ever since.
I think it's been a hard year so far for all of us. Nothing's gonna get better, let me tell ya. Sinners, get ready, Jesus is coming. Christians, get ready, we'll be going home soon! I'm praying almost every day... "Lord, come and take us away soon." Don't lose heart, y'all. He hears. He sees. He wants to come. He's waiting on the Father.
I have resolutions for this summer.... master piano and guitar (yeah right), take even MORE pictures than last year, keep riding, keep up with friends who are graduating, and make sure I don't lose sight of the Lord. I can't breathe without Him.... nobody can. I plan on planting many seeds in people's hearts this whole year. Seeds of the gospel. Especially this summer when I'll have so much more time. And I plan on reaping what I sow. There's not much else to say right now. This post has been on hold for about a week now and I wanna get it DONE. So, there's the Southern Summer, probably with more on the way!
OK, whatever, laugh all ya want... but I wonder how many of y'all know about the day I became a child of the most High. Yes, 2008 on May 1st, I was so burdened down with sin... no happiness was found within. I had never known the meaning of joy down in my soul.
I read a verse. "And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." Matthew24:12.
I realized, I did not love the One who bled and died for me. My conscience was so seared, and my heart so stony and cold, but God reached down and touched my heart, made it melt... and I cried out to Him. I didn't want to repent. I loved my sin, and hated God. That was the plain truth! But I knew only Jesus could make everything right, and that there was nothing right in me.
So dirty was I (still am) and so clean was He. So guilty was I, so innocent was He. But He paid it all. My sin debt, and I came to Him with a rebellious, pathetic, useless, and pleading heart, asking Him to change me and save my soul from hell. And He did just that.... 2000 years ago. I finally excepted His offer. And today I celebrate that day within my heart, so changed and transformed by Him. I have a new knowledge now... not just of good and evil, or defeat, but of victory.