“Not again!”  I could not believe what I saw for the second day in a row, the plummeting of our cherished economy.  I am not an economist or a financial guy, but I thought I would weigh in on the state of the US economy in recent days and what it can teach us as Americans and Christians.1.  Not to Trust in Money: In the 1950’s America placed on the dollar bill “In God We Trust,” but we still trust more in money than God.  I hope we can learn to start trusting in God before the dollar bill has nothing left to trust in.

2.  Jobs Need to Come to America:  Literally, Steve Jobs needs to bring some of the 32 billion dollar a year profits to America.  Just this week for the first time Apple Co. out profited the oil companies!  Jobs needs to bring the factory jobs of Apple to the US!

3.   Political Leaders Must Work With America’s Top CEOs:  We need to stop having “community planners” run our country in White House and get some savvy business men to rebuild our nation.  Really!  Has anyone talked to the founders of “Google,” “HP,” or even “Bill Gates?”  All these companies got their break here in the land of the brave, they need to be brought in to help us get out the mess.

4.  Churches Should Set the Example of Success:  Christians need to rally behind good causes, help their neighbors, turn from greed, invest for the future, and pay off debt.  If the people in the US who claim to be Christians would first be faithful to God in giving and then second, set their priorities, we could display the traits of a good consumer in America again.  Remember, the consumption of the 50’s wasn’t with debt, but rather with hard earned and saved cash!

5.  We Need to Pray for Our Country and Leaders:  Paul commanded Timothy in the Bible to pray first of all for leaders and those in authority so that we could live peaceable and safe lives.  Watching the stocks fall simply reminded me to pray again, “God bless America!”

Psalm 127:1-3, “Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain. In vain you rise early and stay up late, toiling for food to eat— for he grants sleep to those he loves.”