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Six Reasons I'm Thankful for the USA

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

In spite of the moral degradation of the USA, which is obviously very concerning, I still feel very blessed to be an American. Especially this time of the year, it’s important for us to thank God for this great land. It’s appropriate for us to pause and count our American blessings.

I’m thankful for America because I possess the freedom to stand on any public street corner and tell people about my personal Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

I’m thankful for America because I can freely lead my family of five to follow the Christian model given for the home as revealed in the Bible.

I’m thankful for America because I can freely assemble with my church family Sunday after Sunday to worship our risen Savior, to be strengthened by the people of God, and to be challenged by the Word of God.

I’m thankful for America because of its clear, undeniable Christian heritage and biblical foundation.

I’m thankful for America because of the sacrifice of soldiers, both men and women, who have given of themselves to protect this land, to protect our citizens, and to protect each of our precious freedoms.

I’m thankful for America because a person can go from an inner-city delinquent in North Minneapolis with a broken home to pastoring the wonderful NorthStone Baptist Church in sunny Pensacola.

No other country in the world provides these blessings in such a lavish way. No other country in the world so amply rewards hard work. America is the land where dreams come true.

Let each of us count our American blessings this Thanksgiving. May we humbly and sincerely thank God for His gracious blessings on this great nation, the United States of America.


The above article was written by James C. Johnson. He is the pastor at NorthStone Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL. To offer him your feedback, comment below or email us at

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