I truly love America! The freedom to say these words are worth fighting for; they were when I was serving in Vietnam, and they are still true for me today. Our founding fathers settled here and formed a new kind of government because of religious persecution elsewhere. The original intention was not that church could not be a help in government affairs, but that government would not hinder, in any way, the church.
Many years ago, some may remember, we held firmly to a battle cry, and cry of victory: “For God and Country!” Now, it seems to be: “For Me, Mine, and My Liberal Views Imposed on All!” Where did God go? He is still as near to us as ever, but we, as a nation, have moved far away from Him, His Word, influence, grace and mercy.
The many varied things America struggles with, and in, today are because we have moved our hearts and purposes away from God. And because we have, we have been definitely, under God’s judgment. Of this, there is no mistake; and it can only get worse until we, as a people, return to our Creator God in repentance. Some would say that we have nothing to repent. That thinking is the first thing in need of repentance.
Our Independence Day, July fourth, is a day we all should thank God for the freedoms we have enjoyed, at least up until recently. I am a proud veteran, but it is nothing I have done that secured our freedom; it was only by God’s grace and good mercies that we have enjoyed any such freedom. I am a veteran; I love and honor our American veterans, past and present, but I choose to worship my God, and seek His good pleasure. To that I say, “Father, forgive us, we know not what we do! And, precious LORD, please Bless America again!”
This is my Declaration of Dependence upon my Creator God alone for my peace and joy! Will you too declare your Dependence upon the Father?