Lastly in the God, Family, Home and Country posts ~ I am thankful for my Country
With the election not so far behind us, I feel compelled to state that without question, I love my country and am so thankful that I am able to live where I live. I may not always be happy with the result of any said election but the fact that I even get a say in the first place, absolutely priceless! So very thankful that God placed me here, in this country so that I can teach my children without the hassle of too much government. Praying that it continues in the same direction, less government and more blessings for my children.
I am thankful that I can abide by Joshua 24:15, “….as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” That is getting mighty difficult in other countries……they are trying to make it harder here too, but I am prayerfully optimistic.
I am thankful for those chosen to lead this great and mighty land, even if I don’t always agree with everything they have to say!
“If my people (that would be me and you), which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) This is my daily prayer (and has been) for so very long. I yearn to see the days when the morals of this great land reflected the morals of the individuals too.
I tell my oldest son about the same things happening today are the same things that helped Rome to fall so many years ago. The moral decline of the people and the moral decline of the people chosen to lead, the top heavy “government assistance” they had, the indoctrination of the youth……the list goes on and on. History most assuredly repeats itself and it is hard to watch the fall of one of the greatest countries on earth. I am proud of my country yet in the same breath saddened by the lack of attention that the horrible things going wrong are being ignored.
I know that this may be a bit out of touch with some of you but I believe that this is the greatest country in the world and that is what I teach my children. Down to the fact that other people in the world still yearn to come to our country and that it is our right and duty as Americans to follow the words of our Constitution, even if it is 225 years old. Call me a “Constitutionalist” or whatever the newest term may be, but that fact remains that this land was created on the basis of Freedom from oppression and we are slowly working ourselves back into the same thing that our forefathers fought so hard against.
I seem to have gone off on a tangent……my deep rooted love for the United States of America is very important to me.
I am so very thankful to God and also for His ability to speak to me at the most unusual times. While I was taking a 5 minute break earlier, checking email and whatnot, I read an email from a blog I follow, Yes They’re All Ours. I was immediately humbled and properly chastised by the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth was talking about the election and her point of view enabled me look more to God than to my own feelings. She was talking about Habakkuk and when he was questioning the Lord. I need to remember that men can do Nothing that God doesn’t allow. Just because my “something” didn’t happen doesn’t mean that God isn’t doing “something”. My fear made me question men and ultimately God because my desire wasn’t fulfilled.
I do LOVE my country but I LOVE my All Powerful, Almighty, All Knowing, Sovereign God much, much more. So not only will I continue to pray for our country and our leaders, I will also seek God from my knees and place my trust in Him. His timing, His planning, His Will be done, in our land and in each of our hearts.
What are you Thankful for today? Please share below!
Many blessings today and everyday.