President's Day is a day to remember, and honor, those who have led our nation through many long years, who have stood strong, and made many difficult decisions to keep our freedoms safe. And it’s a reminder to continue to pray for those who do, and will, continue to lead our country.
And though we can be thankful for godly, wise leaders who have stood courageously through many difficult times in history, and the principles for which our nation was founded, may God help us always to remember where true freedom is found, through His Son, Jesus Christ.
31 Quotes and Verses, Reminders of Where Freedom Is Found:
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
“For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.” Rom. 8:2
“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Pet. 2:16-17
“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor. 3:17
“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.” Gal. 5:1
“For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Gal. 5:13
"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners," Is. 61:1
“It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favors.” – George Washington
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” - Ronald Reagan
“Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.” - Abraham Lincoln
"The Bible is the Rock on which this Republic rests." - Andrew Jackson
“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.” - Thomas Jefferson
“Within the covers of the Bible are the answers for all the problems men face.” - Ronald Reagan
“The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it. And one path we shall never choose, and that is the path of surrender, or submission.” - John F. Kennedy
“Hold fast to the Bible. To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.” – Ulysses S. Grant
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” - Abraham Lincoln
“Above all, we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today's world do not have.” - Ronald Reagan
“We know what works. Freedom Works. We know what's right. Freedom is right.” – George H.W. Bush
“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” - John F. Kennedy
“When you see a rattlesnake poised to strike, you do not wait until he has struck to crush him.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt
“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy
“Terrorist attacks can shake the foundations of our biggest buildings, but they cannot touch the foundation of America. These acts shatter steel, but they cannot dent the steel of American resolve.” - George W. Bush
“Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race; we kept them free; we kept the faith.” - Ronald Reagan
“The only thing to fear is, fear itself.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” – Thomas Jefferson
"America is best described by one word, freedom." - Dwight D. Eisenhower
“A thorough knowledge of the Bible is worth more than a college education.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.” - George W. Bush
“Today we did what we had to do. They counted on America to be passive. They counted wrong.” - Ronald Reagan
“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
May God guide our leaders, and give them wisdom and courage. May He protect our country. May He shine on this land and strengthen us with His grace and power. May God bless America.
Thank you for freedom, and the price that was paid by Christ so that we could live free. Thank you for establishing the foundation of our land on the truth that a nation under God is blessed and secure.
Thank you for godly leaders who have gone before us, and led faithfully and humbly before you. We pray for our President, for all those in authority who lead today, and for those who will lead tomorrow. Give them your wisdom, fill them with courage, help them to press in close to you to hear your heartbeat for our nation.
Today, we are free to worship you. We are free to pray. We are free to read your Word. We are free to speak. We are free to share. And for this, we are incredibly grateful.
Thank you Lord that your Presence is with us in whatever we face today, and in the future, and that your power goes before us.
In the Mighty name of Jesus,
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." Psalm 33:12
(This article was first posted on Crosswalk Feb. 2015)
Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor's wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead's facebook page, DebbieWebbMcDaniel, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at Twitter.
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