"There is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation. For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created through and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together." Colossians1:15-17

If we allow the clamoring of this world to get our attention it appears the whole world along with the United States is falling apart. That is a result of individual lives falling apart producing families falling apart. Perhaps now is a time to ponder the past of this great nation. But first we must ponder the truth and power of God’s Written Word. Look at these scriptures and slowly read them again. Let it speak to you as only the Words of God have the power to do. Pay close attention to the last point — and in Him all things hold together.

Individual lives and individual families make up our society. We are all busy trying to save the world rather than taking responsibility for our lives and families. If we all spent as much time self examining as we do our politicians and all other false gods we look to for fixing us we would see the changes immediately, collectively. Individuality and thinking for ourselves rather than constantly seeking someone else to have the answers is vital to survival. Sheep cannot lead sheep. They must have a shepherd. The answer we need is not found within ourselves. It never has been. It is found in the Creator of all men. Man is simply a created being from a great and perfect God! His existence is real, and the fact is every created being will stand before Him one day alone. Each person will face their Creator as an individual, not as a couple, or family, not as a church, or as a country, but as an individual.

God created each one of us to have an intimate relationship with Him. He created each of us for a purpose only we can fulfill individually. This should be the ultimate priority of every living person to seek to know their Creator and to fulfill what they were created for. Then it should be to teach our children they were divinely created to fulfill their divine purpose only they were created for! No one can take your place.

The United States of America was founded on the laws of God from the Bible. Read "Blackstone"s Commentaries." People left their homes and forsook all to find a place to worship the One true God of the Chrsitain faith. Our laws were derived from His laws as the Constitution was written. Our Declaration of Independence is birthed from men who looked to the One true God and His Word. Read it for yourself. Read George Washington’s Farewell Address. What united us as a nation came from individuals and their families that were united to God and His Word. His Word was their authority. It was their reference point in life as individuals and as families. Because we had this reference point it united us to Him. Then we had united families that formed the United States of America.

"In Him all things hold together." You take Him out of an individual life and it will fall apart. That results in families divided. The end result is a nation divided. There is right and there is wrong. Our preamble of the Declaration of Independence states:

We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men were created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among them are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."

These ideas are out of the Word of God. It is the foundation this great nation was founded on. America is great because it has a perfect, great God, not perfect people. No matter what we believe, our intelligence is very inferior to our Creator. When we are under His authority we thrive in every area of life. Man is dependent on His Creator and His Word for survival.

For God’s sake let us stop focusing on all the problems and what divides us, and let us return to what our forefathers fought and died for. The freedom to live under the One true God and His Word. In Him and Him alone all things hold together as His Word states. Let us start with ourselves and then focus on our families before trying to conquer the world. In doing so, we will conquer this world.
In His love.

Teresa Roberts

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The August rains have produced a gorgeous display of wildflowers around home which is a constant reminder of His glory and goodness!