October 13th – Friday

God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. – 2 Timothy 1:7

The Continental Navy was established on this day in 1775 as the naval force of the Thirteen Colonies during the American Revolution. It grew into a sizable fleet during the war, with support from influential figures like John Adams. Due to limited funds, the initial fleet included converted merchant ships. Though its success in intercepting British shipments and disrupting commerce was mixed, the Continental Navy showed resolve and boosted morale. The experience gained by early American officers in the Continental Navy later contributed to their command roles in the early U.S. Navy. At the conclusion of the Revolutionary War, the navy was disbanded, and its remaining ships and assets were sold. Have you had some things “disbanded” in your life? Whether expected or unexpected, the Lord directs the steps of those who delight in Him (Psalm 37:23). Take heart at the Lord’s words to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous… the Lord your God is with you wherever you go when he delights in his way” (1:9).

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For discernment for members of Congress as they propose judicial reforms.
  • For Marshal of the Supreme Court Gail Curley to serve in her role with integrity.

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