Is not my America in a literal, but in a metaphorical sense. I am a Permanent Legal Alien Resident with Green Card of now 16 years. Nothing is mine. America to me is an allegorical Promised Land, a mountain where Noah’s Arc of today stranded. (I remain silent on the current “pathway to citizenship” debate to ‘document” and “legalize” “undocumented” and “illegal” migrants. My creed is to be legal here or not at all here. My thinking is that if God wants me here He also has a legal plan for me prepared – He did and it was beyond my control and my capacity! He gave me a Green Card through the Green Card lottery that my wife Sibilla won. (Legal Alien With Green Card)
What drew me to the states was OPPORTUNITY and the freedom to pursue it. This is best described as sort of an open field to run as fast and as long as you want. Germany is overly bureaucratic, highly regulated and sort of plaid and small. Even with that in the USA not every plan works out either and my career aspirations went nowhere. Later I realized I came here to find my “end”. This end was in a hungry men's breakfast and it was the visible beginning of God drawing me to him. In 2011 I was baptized and accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. (Anticipation of my Baptism)
My favorite demons are two-fold. It is sensuality and it is the nanny state that provides everything cradle to grave and replaces the fundamental truth of God being our sole provider, not Gov. So, Gov replaces God and since we elect Gov we replace God with us.
At any rate my personal desire is that He not lead me into temptation but deliver me from both evils. (My favorite Demons)