There is Still Good to be Found in America ~

While enjoying a meal at a local eatery this past week, one of the managers stopped by our table and we struck up an interesting conversation. In the course of it, he mentioned that America is not mentioned in the end of time. That a 'great Western nation' is not mentioned at all and he attributed this to the fact that we have fallen away from One Nation Under God. That we have no leadership in Washington nor leadership and discipline in the home. He had some good points.

But I disagreed with him on the fact that there is little good in America. I am surrounded by godly people that worship the King. I have best friends that love and serve the Lord. There are acts of kindness everywhere I look. America is still a great nation and a country I love. Are there problems? Sure. Do some things need to change? You bet. But there's not another country on this earth I'd rather live.

My devotional this morning began with these words, "My child, when your thoughts are filled with the ugliness of the world, remember it is not I who erased the beauty. I splashed the parched ground with paint drops of color. I nestled my creatures safely together like clustered jewels and carved out a home for each one. Every day is a personalized tapestry of love from Me to you."

He is still in charge. He still loves us. He will always provide a way for us. I believe that. I know it to be true. He never lies. Never has, never will. May this year bring many moments that reaffirm His presence in your live, in your heart, in our world.

6 comments:

Amanda Mathis said...

AMEN!!!

Nancy said...

Miss Amanda, if you begin a blog to keep a journal of your days, be sure to let me know so I can add you to my friends!!

Laurey said...

Hi Nancy,

You always brighten my day with your positivity and enthusiasm, but most of all your love for the Lord. I hear a lot of grumbling while out and about, and I loved this devotional. When I start to feel disheartened (and maybe start to grumble a bit myself), I stop and thank God for the many blessings he enriches our lives with each day....from my warm cup of coffee, a chat with a dear friend or family member, the birds singing, or even the fact that I can take a hot shower and have a warm meal. It may sound corny, but it always makes me stop and be thankful. I pray you and your beautiful family have a very blessed 2010....looking forward to visiting more with you this year!!!

Kristi said...

Hey, Nancy, there is a house for sale right around the corner from us! But, if that isn't in your plans, we need to be neighbors in the Great Smoky Mountains...

Nancy said...

Kristi Busby, I could live next door to you! But we're staying put and getting a second home up north. And yes, you can visit and stay there until you get your own spot next to me!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Thank you for coming by and introducing yourself! Nice to meet you and look forward to getting to know you better!!!

Blessings!
Melissa

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