I was driving home last night and was able to listen to the State of the Union Address by President Donald Trump. I must say that I was encouraged by his words, attitude, and tone. I thought, “What is wrong with America having VISION?” I would think that every American who listened to the speech by our President would be motivated.
Here are some of the closing words from our President’s speech:
“We are one people, with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same flag. And we are all made by the same God.
The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.
We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts. The bravery to express the hopes that stir our souls. And the confidence to turn those hopes and dreams to action.
From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears –- inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past –-and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts.
I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the American Spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold and daring things for our country. And I am asking everyone watching tonight to seize this moment and —
Believe in yourselves. Believe in your future. And believe, once more, in America.
Thank you, God bless you, and God Bless these United States.”
How can we help?
1. Pray for President Donald Trump and all of our elected leaders.
Christ followers are instructed to pray for our leaders.
“I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. As you make your requests, plead for God’s mercy upon them, and give thanks. Pray this way for kings and all others who are in authority, so that we can live in peace and quietness, in godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:1, 2, NLT).
2. Speak HONORING Words
“Show respect for the king” (1 Peter 2:17, NLT).
As Christ followers, we don’t have to agree with all our leaders do, but we should honor them with our speech and support the best we can.
3. Be RESPECTFUL when we post on Social Media
This video of Carryn Owens say a lot about the heart of his speech.
Let’s heed the call to ‘UNITE” in this “DIVIDED” Nation and all do our part to help make American Great, Safe, and Proud.
I join with you, President Donald Trump in saying, “God bless you, and God Bless these United States.”
Larry Neville larryneville@com
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