I am deeply burdened about the future of my children and grandchildren. The world they will inherit is completely different from the world in which I grew up. Because of selfishness and a complete lack of character from earlier generations, we are handing over a broken nation. It is broken financially, emotionally, philosophically, physically, but most of all spiritually.
I am encouraged by the resolve of some of the next generation. There seems to be somewhat of a resurgence to simplicity and honesty that is refreshing. They are not impressed with our vision of the American dream. They are seeking a religion that is real, led by people who are honest, reaching people who are hurting. To them, it is not about having the biggest, most expensive anything. It is more about making a difference.
Below are five quick thoughts for you to consider. We have a responsibility to our children:
- Not to strangle them with person or national debt.
They need to be led by example to pay our bills and not have more than we can afford. They need to be trained to pay as you go and as you can afford it.
- To secure them a safe place to live.
We need to stand for a strong defense and not be ashamed of promoting an America that will defend itself and its allies.
- To protect their freedom of worship.
In recent years there has been an attack on Christianity. We must take a stand for freedom of religion in America, without apology.
- To give them an opportunity for a good education.
Our nation is the most industrialized in the world, yet we seem to find ourselves far down the list educationally.
- To teach them not to rely on government.
Government is a tool not the center point of our lives. When we live our lives based on biblical principles we will individually learn to do what the government was never designed to do.
- To lead them to love God with all their heart.
The next generation will have no chance of survival without a return to God and the fundamentals of godliness. The two greatest commandments are to love God and love our neighbor.
These are basic tenants of what I believe to be the formula for turning our nation back in the right direction.