239 years ago, America
declared their independence and became a sovereign nation. We were a nation that believed in
God, the Bible, and we cherished freedom. Over the years we have fought and died for these
But as we reflect on our God-blessed country, we are saddened to see the direction
we are now heading. We are becoming a nation that is void of God, Jesus, and morality. Can we
stop or turn around this "run away train" in America? Is it too late to save this nation? It
just might be. I do know this. If America is to survive, we must return to the Bestower of
Blessings, Almighty God. We must, once again, seek His face.
THE SOLUTION FOR OUR PROBLEMS IS FOUND IN THE WORD OF
GOD. After Solomon built the temple in
Jerusalem, the Lord appeared to him and said, "When I shut up the heavens so that there is no
rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, "IF MY PEOPLE WHO ARE CALLED BY MY
NAME, WILL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY AND SEEK MY FACE AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN
WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN AND WILL HEAL THEIR
LAND." 2 Chronicles
Notice God says, "If my
people." The answer for America’s
woes, lies in the hands of Christians. We are God’s people! We are the ones who believe in
God, Christ, and the Bible.
THERE ARE 4 THINGS THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR FROM HIS
PEOPLE. They are in our text.
1. HUMILITY 2. PRAYER 3. SEEKING GOD 4. TURN FROM SIN
Humble people lean on God for strength and blessings and not on themselves. They see
their spiritual need. This is missing in America, today. We are to be people of prayer. We
acknowledge God as the Giver of every good and perfect gift. God’s people pray every day. We
need to thank God for America and ask Him to save our nation so that we can remain free to
honor and worship Him. We are to seek God. If we keep divorcing ourselves from the Bible, and
neglect the reading of it; we will surely fall as a nation. We are also to turn from sin.
This is repentance. We cannot continue to sanction sin when God has already condemned the
practice of such sins. Adultery, homosexuality, murder, and many other sins will cause God to
turn His face from us.
THIS IS THE SOLUTION FOR AMERICA’S
PROBLEMS. We must be people of humility, prayer, seekers of God, and turn from our wicked
ways. If we will do these things, God will truly bless us again. THIS IS THE SOLUTION, THE ONLY
BUSY MONTH IN JULY
We look forward to seeing many of our friends this summer
as we attend two important meetings. Karen and I will be attending the Delmarva Family Camp
Meeting in Delaware, July 13 - 17. Bob will be preaching on Tuesday evening, July
14th. We also will be attending the Hillsboro Family Camp Meeting, July 27-30.
Paul will be preaching on Tuesday morning, July 28th. Bob will be
Karen had cataract surgery in June,
and will have the second eye done on July 9th. If you are on FaceBook, read Bob’s
article on the Supreme Court’s recent decision on homosexual marriages. His article is
entitled, "THE SUPREME JUDGE SAYS, NO!"
Milmay is reporting 2 more baptisms. We thank God for each increase to His
Kingdom. Thanks for your prayers and financial help. You are a blessing to the work in Southern New