By Dr. Jim Garrow
When we look to the writings of the Founding Fathers, we find quite often the importuning of good fortune or blessings from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the only God that they worshiped and recognized as the giver of bounty on Thanksgiving with the original Mayflower survivors or the original occupants of Jamestown.
These pioneers sought the blessings from the one God they knew would deliver those blessings conditionally. The conditions were simple; obedience to Him and His laws as outlined in the Scriptures and the blessings would be there.
As we have removed that God of the Founding Fathers from the public square and the classroom (and it would seem in many instances from the church itself), a person needs to ask themselves, who are we asking for our blessings today? From whence will flow our blessings in this modern age?
To whom do we look for blessings? Will they come from ourselves? Will they come from another God? Will they come at all?
Returning to the simple wisdom exercised by the Founding Fathers might assure us of the same blessings from the same source worshipped expectantly by those same wise men and their families. It was to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob that they looked for blessing. That same God delivered based on the same obedience that He expects of us today.
If we individually pact together to obey this same God in accordance with the dictates of Scripture, I believe that we would be meeting the requirements for a return of His blessings. So let us individually repent, confess, and seek forgiveness for our sin and unbelief and ask for His blessings to return to our nation.
We trusted Him in the past, let us trust Him again for our future.