“To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”
~1 Timothy 1:17
Welcome to part one of a four-part series dedicated to highlighting the vision of Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico. Today, we examine the first part of our vision – a New Mexico where God is honored.
On January 15, 1912, our state’s first governor, William McDonald, concluded his inaugural address with these words:
“And now, trusting the Power that controls the destinies of men and nations, and the encouragement and inspiration that comes through the confidence of a generous people, I shall take up the work that with the blessing of the Almighty, I trust may redound to the benefit of our new state and to the good of the whole people.”
If we look at our nation’s founding documents and state constitutions, there are many common declarations and acknowledgments, including a solemn recognition of God’s existence and authority in our lives. Gov. McDonald made a similar acknowledgment when he noted God’s sovereign control over the fate of people and nations, and affirmed a personal dependency on God for divine blessings and success.
Imagine for a moment if all our modern-day officials were motivated by these same truths and, thus, inspired to pursue only those policies that would honor God. How might this change the direction of New Mexico? How might it change the very fabric of our society?
As a state that sadly finds itself on the bottom of most good lists and at the top of most bad lists, I think we can all agree that something is really wrong in New Mexico. And, maybe, just maybe, it has something to do with the fact that we have allowed our traditions, cultures and values to be seized by those who disavow God’s existence and/or authority, and seek to expel any remnant of God-honoring principles from our government, our schools, and even our homes.
Yes, this is happening, and, yes, we have in many cases allowed it to happen.
At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, we are actively working to honor God by exercising our responsibility as the people of God to “stand firm and take action” (Daniel 11:32); to engage our culture and government; and to stand up for the Biblical values we share. We call this “unleashing citizenship” and we encourage you to become a part of this movement of change!
Are you in? If so, please forward this message to 5 friends and encourage them to sign up for our email list.
Picture this – a New Mexico where “God is honored.” Now, join us as we work diligently to transform this picture into reality!
For His glory and honor alone,
President and Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico