One of this nation’s greatest presidents was Ronald Reagan. He was a leader and inspired the country with his humor, integrity, moral living, leadership, and wisdom.
I am inspired that he was not afraid to show or tell of his faith in God. Many of our presidents in the past have stood tall and spoke of their love and devotion for God and have given our Lord and Savior thanks for the many blessings He has poured out on this great country, we call America.
Even though this was only a few years ago it seems that our country has slipped into a state of political correctness and it is damaging our people and our country. We are losing sight of who is totally in control and our nation is becoming less and less recognizable as the Christian nation the world desires to be a part of.
In Ephesians 2:12 the apostle Paul talked about Unity in Christ. He spoke about the animosity that existed between the Jews and the Gentiles and how the Jews, God’s chosen people, considered the Gentiles to be outcasts, objects of derision, and reproach. He also spoke of the spiritual alienation because the Jews considered the Gentiles to be a people cut off from God. The Gentiles had many gods, but they did not recognize the true God because they did not want Him.
Aren’t we seeing this in our world today? Aren’t we losing sight of what our forefathers knew to be honest and true? In Reagan’s talk to an ecumenical prayer breakfast in Dallas, Texas, in August, 1984, he stated:
“Without God, there is no virtue, because there’s no prompting of the conscience. Without God, we’re mire in the material, that flat world that tells us only what the senses perceive. Without God, there is a coarsening of the society. And without God, democracy will and cannot long endure. If we ever forget that we’re One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
It is time for each of us to truly look into our lives and allow the Holy Spirit to shine through us. Each one of us need to have God first and foremost in our daily lives. If we will do this then our nation will once again be revered as that Christian nation that all countries of the world wants to be part of.
Prayer: Lord heal our nation today and let us look to Your guidance and leadership and Lord, let it begin in me. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday - Ephesians 2:11-13; Monday Ecclesiastes 3:9-14; Tuesday - Psalm 108:1-6; Wednesday - Job 36:22-26; Thursday - John 12:37-50; Friday - 1 John 3:1-10; Saturday - Isaiah 55:6-9.) A079-09