Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5, 2010

"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people." Proverbs 14:34
Much is wrong with America but - there is plenty right about America, too! In fact, I contend that there is nothing wrong with America that a good dose of righteousness couldn't fix.
Do you believe that?
Do you still hold out hope for America?
I do!
I believe there is hope for America because I believe in a God of hope and I still believe in the people of America - like you!
What will restore the greatness of America? To answer that you must remember what it was that first made America great - RIGHTEOUSNESS! Yes, righteousness! That means knowing what is right and doing what is right and doing your best to stand against wrong.
If you do that, and if I do that and if we each get a few of our best friends to do that, don't you think that will make a difference?
Indeed, it will! That is how our nation got started! 56 men who were seriously committed to righteousness and even more committed to freedom came together to commit to each other and a bold new idea - a nation founded upon Biblical principles that would honor God!
Those 56 men already had their fortunes. They were wealthy people who were comfortable and secure with possessions and land. But their passion for righteousness overcame their personal interest and coming together they pledged to one another their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. 52 of these 56 signers were righteous men who professed Christ as their Lord. They proved that it doesn't take a lot of people or powerful people to change the moral tide of a nation. It just takes fully committed people who love righeousness more than life.
I urge you not to underestimate the power of your influence. Your example matters! Your words matter!
There is still a lot that is right about America. But the things that are wrong with America are killing us!
If you want to get America right, begin with you! And then use your influence and impact for good! Let's fix America one person at a time!