We the People

Dear Friend,

Our nation’s independence is celebrated every year on the Fourth of July. Sometimes, it seems like a lot of people don’t understand what it takes to keep our independence. The lack of loyalty to our country is heartbreaking. We have the freedom to worship, pray, and voice our opinions. When we unite in prayer and seek the truth, we make a difference. I love what is written in the Preamble to the Constitution:

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

Our freedom, our independence was secured because people were willing to fight for it. Amen. I want to encourage you all to keep praying that we stay a free nation. This starts with us praying for our leaders. First Timothy 2:1-5 says:

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.

For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.

For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Our Father’s heart is for all men to be saved. But how can we help accomplish what He wants if we are always acting hateful toward people we don’t agree with? There are a lot of things going on in our nation that I don’t agree with, however, my biggest prayer is that people repent and truly accept Jesus into their heart. If they really knew Jesus, they wouldn’t do the things they are doing.

We can make a difference. Amen. We have an opportunity to change our circumstances each time we vote for our leaders. I can’t tell anyone how to vote, but I can encourage people to study the candidates’ policies and see what each individual is about. Then in our day-to-day life, we need to remain merciful and compassionate, not full of hatred and strife. Amen. James 3:16 says: For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work. And Philippians 2:3 says: Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. We need to keep hatred and strife out of our hearts and lives, and we need to continue to pray for our leaders. There is no better way to secure the blessings of liberty for ourselves and for our children.

Have a happy and safe Fourth of July!

In His love,

Donner Roberson