Are we losing it – t r u s t ? A nation pulling further away, at times unrecognizable any longer as believers in the one true God. That’s what we see and hear on the networks, the papers, the hype… That’s what we see in the actions of our government… But is that what is in the hearts of Americans?
Maybe some, but certainly not all. Read beyond the networks wanting ratings and political favors and you read of hard working men and women trying to raise a family, to run a business, to make a day’s wage. Talk to people in the grocery store line and in the bank lines and you hear of belief or hope that surely God will take care of us…
America, from the beginning, has been a nation of imperfect people and not all came here to have freedom to worship the one true God. But more did than didn’t and this nation ran well and prospered from the constraints in place when a body of people base the rule of law, justice, freedom on Christian values.
America, I fear, is beginning some dark days as we ‘tell’ God by our rulings and our actions and our restrictions that we no longer need Him. Amazing when bad things happen people are quick to say ‘where was God in this?’ but just as quick to shout ‘separation of church and state’, just as quick to oust him out of our schools, our ceremonies, our government – calling on Him only when tragedy strikes.
Hope lives in the America’s hearts and God tells us “If my people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2Chronicles 7:14 NIV)
This is a call, dear friends, to be humble, to seek His face, to turn from all the wicked ways we have allowed to creep in and beg our Father to hear us and to ignite a mighty revival in this country – that this nation may be known as a Christian nation. If He does not, if we continue to snub our noses at Him, then our shining light to the world will be extinguished.
Somber words for my usually light hearted posts but timely… Celebrate our freedom as Americans this 4th of July, and praise God for our true freedom in Him…
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