The United States of America was founded so that people could worship God freely. No ifs, ands, or buts about it! Anyone, if truthful, can retrace the accurate steps of history in America and see how far away from God our country has gone. From the devaluing of human life through abortion, to trade and commerce that is freely done on Sunday, to taking prayer out of our public schools.
We in America have come to treat God like a “genie in a bottle”. WE want to rub the bottle when America is in a Crisis like 9/11 or the Boston Bombings, but we want to ignore God in the daily and take Him out of everything that we originally HONORED HIM in. WE have gone so far away from God and Godly principles on which our original forefathers founded this great country, which has thrived for years, to actually mocking God.
The hard truth that we as Americans have got to WAKE UP AND REALIZE IS THIS: Galatians 6:7, “Do not be deceived God cannot be mocked, A MAN REAPS WHAT HE SOWS.” America is reaping exactly what it has planted and is still fertilizing!!! If our daily lives are relatively o.k. and our wallets aren’t too affected, we continue on down a DEADLY AND DANGEROUS PATH. IT SEEMS TO ME THAT IT IS GOING TO TAKE THE PIT OF ALL PITS, THE DARKEST OF TIMES FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE TO OCCUR.
The remnant of people who seem to be the most concerned and grieved over the direction of this country are the senior citizens (who acknowledge God the most in our society). The ones who lived through the GREAT DEPRESSION and remember the DARKNESS that WAS CAST on ALL AMERICANS. The second group of people are the WAR VETERANS who actually WENT ALL IN FOR AMERICA. They continue to sacrifice for the FREEDOM we enjoy YET TAKE FOR GRANTED EVERY DAY.
For us as Americans to continually ignore the reasons this country has thrived and been protected by the Almighty God shocks me. As I study Scripture, there is NOT A NATION OR A COUNTRY in God’s word (IN HISTORY) that was not SEVERELY Judged by God for Mocking HIM AND HIS WORD FOR HOW WE SHOULD LIVE. Success leaves clues. It always has and always will. History is our best teacher. WE learn from our wins and our mistakes. There have been many brave individuals in our country who have single-handedly made profound differences in our history. We can learn from them.
HOW DO WE FIX the crisis that is going on in, not only Washington, but all across AMERICA????
WE feel helpless but we can accomplish much on our KNEES. WE need to fall on our faces before a holy GOD, not daily, but hourly. We need to seek to share Christ and our true history with, not just our kids, but with immigrants, and anyone who will listen. WE have to realize people don’t know what they don’t know. Prayer and God softens and changes hearts. Our hands, feet and voices are to Share Christ.
WE also pray and repent! We stop throwing money at people and businesses who, not only don’t support Godly principles, but MOCK a HOLY GOD. I turned off TV many months ago and chose to spend the time in prayer for our country and SHARE MY FAITH MORE BOLDLY THAN EVER.
As Christians we need to ask ourselves are we “ALL IN”? OR are we giving God the “HEAD FAKE”? IN Scripture it calls Christians who give God the head fake “LUKEWARM”. Funny how this verse is found in the book of Revelation, the book known to describe the end of times. Revelation 3:16, “So because you are lukewarm neither hot or cold- I AM ABOUT TO SPIT YOU OUT OF MY MOUTH.” If we desire for America to change, it starts with the Christians in this country PRAYING AND SUITING UP AND PROCLAIMING CHRIST TO FELLOW AMERICANS. NO MATTER WHAT IT COSTS US PERSONALLY. We are gonna have to “deny self and take up the Cross”.
Recently there was an article in the paper about the time when Ronald Reagan (Republican) was shot. While in the hospital, Tip O’Neill (Democrat), who was the Speaker of the House, visited with President Reagan. They prayed and read Psalm 23 together. WOW! HOW FAR HAVE WE LEFT THOSE DAYS????
WE have to be COURAGEOUS AND HAVE A STRONG LIFE. IT IS A STRONG CHRISTIAN LIFE, LIVED DAILY SUBMITTED TO A HOLY GOD, WHERE THE CHANGE IN AMERICA LIES. A TURNING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PRINCIPLES OF OUR FOUNDING FOREFATHERS, who knew and understood what it was like to want FREEDOM TO WORSHIP GOD, which boldly propelled them to do the COURAGEOUS.
Until we have more Americans with a HEART for God speaking up and standing up, then the Majority of people will continue down a blind road that leads to DESTRUCTION.
Until we realize our FREEDOMS ARE BEING CHALLENGED AND DEEPLY UNDERSTAND THAT FREEDOM IS being taken away right under our noses, we will be an America under siege. Christians wake up!