Making America Great Again

Making America Great Again

We’ve heard a lot lately about “making America great again”. But to do that, perhaps we need to understand the origin of that greatness. America’s greatness has little to do with foreign policies, healthcare, government funding, or presidential promises. Instead, it has to do with the fundamental truths and spiritual values this country was founded on: Courage. Religious freedom. And reverence for God.

The pilgrims who ventured to this land risked their lives for what they believed in. Many died trying to gain the freedom to worship and live according to their convictions. It was courage that spurred them to voyage into the unknown, and it was faith in God that gave them the strength to succeed.

I wonder, over time, have we lost these honorable qualities as a nation? Have we pushed aside the God we once embraced as our leader? Have we veiled our faith, not allowing it to shine, much as Moses veiled his face before the Israelites?

I Corinthians 3:18 says we are to be a people “who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory” and that we are “being transformed into his likeness”. If America is to be great again, it must come from God’s presence within us, His people.

Do we openly give God the glory when He blesses us? Do we bow our heads daily in prayer for our country, our leaders? Do we take time to help those who are hurting and in need? There are so many ways we can let God shine through our lives. Even seemingly small things can make such a huge difference.

Do we want America to become great again? Psalm 33:16-17 says plainly, “No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all it’s great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.”

In other words, it isn’t the size of our military forces, guns, intelligence, or power that will deliver our nation from the troubles it’s in. The future of America lies within regaining a respect and reverent fear for Almighty God. He alone can save us and make us great once again. May we humble ourselves before Him, knowing He alone holds the answers.

I pray you’ll join me in humble prayer for our nation and our leaders at this pivotal point in history. I’d love to hear your thoughts.

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Cynthia Roemer About Cynthia Roemer

Cynthia Roemer is a Christian writer from rural Illinois with a heart for scattering seeds of hope into the lives of others through her writing. She and her husband, Marvin, have been married for twenty-two years and have two teenage sons. Find out more at her website: http://cynthiaroemer.com/

Comments

  1. Ann Doohan says:

    Hi Cynthia, this is so true, i really care about what happens to America and will pray you will once again be one nation under God, blessings

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  2. So true, Cynthia. Thank you for the reminder. We get so caught up in politics, but no party or person or law will save this country. You summed it up beautifully: “The future of America lies within regaining a respect and reverent fear for Almighty God.”

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  3. Praying for our country is something we all need to do. Thanks for this great post.

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  4. I pray so too, Ann! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. God bless!

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  5. Thanks, Becky. May we rediscover our need for God before it’s too late!

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  6. Yes Penny. We all need to be on our knees. God bless!

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  7. Janet K. Brown says:

    Good reminder with all the voting going on. We need prayer.

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  8. Yes, Janet. Praying for wisdom there!

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  9. Praying that all Americans will go to God for guidance as they let their voices be heard at all the preliminary events and the voting in November.

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  10. Amen, Patti! May God guide us every step of the way!

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