Aug 8 – During my public presentations I remind folks that we are a Nation at risk. We are at risk from external threats (Russia, Iran, North Korea, ISIS…..) and internal threats like divisive people and lack of respect for law enforcement personnel. A major internal threat these days is domestic terrorism, as evidenced by recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.

Lots of discussion over the past couple of days about the reason for domestic terrorism. Folks are debating gun control (again), the impact of violent video games, etc. I am convinced that the major issue is that we as a Nation have turned away from God.

2 Chronicles 7:14 tells us “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear them from heaven and I will heal their land”. Being a military type, I like mission type orders, and God’s orders here are very clear. We must humble ourselves, pray fervently, and stop our ungodly activity. When God sees that, he will heal our land.