After having lived on three different continents and having visted many, many countries around the world, as much as Teresa and I love cultural and linguistic diversity, we still have a deep love for the U.S.A. and a deep gratitude in our hearts toward the Lord for the privilege of being born here. America is not a perfect nation, but I believe it has been a blessed nation, in spite of our sins and our shortcomings. On this July 4th, I encourage you to pause for a moment and thank God for the U.S.A., asking God for His blessing upon it. Happy Birthday, America, and may God's favor continue to rest upon you!
P.S. Pastor Mike and Hazel Simons from the Promiseland Television Network have called for 31 Days of Prayer and Fasting through the month of July. They are televising a live prayer meeting from their studios on our Hillcrest Church campus each night this month from 8-10pm. Be sure to prayerfully consider what the Lord would have you to do to join in this intercessory effort on behalf of the Metroplex, the nation, and the world...! (Click here to watch live via the internet from anywhere in the world.)