“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.”
~ 2 Peter 3:18
We all have dreams, goals, and aspirations.
When we were designed, God put certain desires in our hearts that would ultimately lead us to the calling on our lives.
Just as a flower doesn’t bloom the moment it’s seed is planted in the soil however, none of us are who we are meant to be as soon as we are born.
In order to reach our goals, and live out the calling on our lives, we have to grow.
Never be satisfied with where you are.
Keep growing spiritually.
Keep growing mentally.
Keep growing your health.
As you keep excersising, watering, feeding, challenging, and building up your body, mind and spirit you will get closer to your goals, and become the person God intended for you to be!
A nation full of promise.
A nation full of differences.
A nation full of change.
A nation full of God.
Anytime I travel around the world, I am always thankful to come home to my country, America.
I’m thankful to come home to a country where I am free to worship my God.
I’m thankful to come home to a country where so many have sacrificed for my freedoms.
I’m thankful to come home to a country that is always so willing to embrace differences.
While there has been much talk from the media stirring up fear regarding the state of our country, I believe that these things will never change:
- Our God will always love, protect, and bless those who love Him.
- Most people are good, and want the best for others no matter what political party they support.
- There is always going to be someone fighting for what is right, regardless of politics.
The most beautiful thing of America is not that we have such a large political foundation.
The most beautiful thing of America is that we have such a unique population.
There are so many different people to know, with so many different cultures and backgrounds.
There are so many different genres of music, types of food, and colors of hair and skin.
There are so many beliefs, traditions, and interests.
Many people are saying that because of all of the different beliefs, that is a reason to be in fear. They say that where there are differences, there is a cause for conflict.
But I believe that is not true.
I believe that it is all of our differences that make us united.
It is our differences that make us America.
After all, God made us all individually unique, and different from one another.
God didn’t make us all the same, and He did that on purpose.
If everyone were supposed to agree all of the time, nothing would progress.
If everyone believed the same, or liked the same things, our world would be rather bland.
So this week, as we celebrate America and our freedoms, I encourage you to also celebrate our differences.
Don’t let all of the different opinions the media is corrupting let you be in fear over our country’s wellbeing.
Instead, pray that through our differences God will raise up leaders to bring us stronger together to build a stronger America.
We need each other’s differences, and we need each other.
I pray that you have a wonderful Independence Day.