In Gratitude for the United States of America

September 4, 2014

Although I was born in India, God in His providence ordained that I would grow up in the United States. Having grown up here and especially because I came to experience the true forgiveness of my sins here in the US through hearing and believing the gospel of God concerning His Son, I am profoundly grateful for the goodness of God in raising up this great nation.

The United States of America as a nation is near and dear to my heart in spite of the increasing spiritual darkness that is blighting it now. Although many believers today seem to me to be promoting downplaying the importance of loving one’s country, I believe that those who have been blessed of God to have experienced so much of the goodness of God in this land should continually display an open gratitude to God for the United States of America.

Not just around the Fourth of July, but also throughout the year, Christian gratefulness should abound for the goodness of God in blessing the world so greatly through the United States of America. In keeping with the truth expressed long ago by God, “When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which He hath given thee” (Deut. 8:10), let us who have eaten and become so full both physically and spiritually in this good land continually praise and bless God for the USA.

In fact, I believe that we would do well to praise and thank God regularly for the USA after we have been fed richly, both physically and spiritually. Praying to God both before and after meals would be a great way for us all to cultivate greater appreciation for all that He has blessed us with in this good land.

Thank you, Heavenly Father, for so blessing the world and me through this great nation. Most of all, may You truly bless the USA by “turning away every one of [us who live here in the US] from [our] iniquities” (Acts 3:26)!

Rajesh

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