As we get ready to celebrate our freedom and independence it is the perfect time to stop and offer thanks to God for all the Blessings America has received. We have so much to be thankful for. We should be thankful for the vast beauty that surrounds us, for a land filled with lots of opportunity, diversity and equality. We have the freedom to pursue what we want and most of us have an abundance of possessions compared to other Countries.
We are blessed to live in America where we enjoy the benefits of the best healthcare, nutrition, quality education and so much more. We enjoy so much freedom in America and we usually take it all for granted. How often do we really stop and think about how blessed we are to live in the USA?
What prompts God to bless America and it’s people?
Proverbs 14:34 tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a reproach to any people.” One reason that God has blessed America is that we were founded on righteous pursuit. The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The Declaration of Independence is a symbol of our country’s independence and commitment to certain principals. Our national motto is, In God We Trust. This is a declaration that our nation is guided by something that is greater than man.
It is impossible to account for the creation of the universe without the agency of a Supreme Being. It is impossible to govern the universe without the aid of a Supreme Being. ~ George Washington
We should be thankful and grateful for:
- Freedom of Religion.
- Freedom of speech.
- Freedom of the press.
- For the right to vote.
- For the men and women serving in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, who protect and defend our nation.
- The ability to work at an occupation of our choosing.
- Free education for our children in public schools.
- The right to bear arms.
- The right to equal justice.
- The right to own private property.
- Freedom to marry and have children.
- The right to live or travel anywhere in our nation.
Our independence requires unwavering and an ongoing commitment and conviction. The last sentence of The Declaration of Independence reads:
“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
Let us never forget how blessed we are to live in the greatest nation on earth.