It would be so easy to give in to fear.
I wake up early each morning. After making a cup of coffee, I sit quietly reading my Bible. I spend time in prayer. I often sit on my front patio as I listen to the sound of the birds chirping before most of my neighbors awaken. I smell the blooming flowers in my little garden. And I thank the Lord for His presence in my life. I pray for guidance and wisdom. I pray for our country and yes, even our President.
There has been a heaviness on my heart lately. The Scripture that kept coming to my mind was from 2 Chronicles 7:14.
I did a nonscientific search on Google to see how many Americans claim to be Christian. It seems to be between 77-80%. I don't believe that all of those people are true believers and have submitted their lives to Jesus Christ. Only God knows their hearts. But it seems that there are many believers in the US.
If only believers would ...
- Read their Bible
- Obey what the Bible says
- Pray for our nation's leaders
- Pray for our cities
- Pray for our churches
- Live out what they claim to believe
As I was in the process of writing this post, I just 'happened' to receive an email. Joel Rosenberg's blog had the following headline:
Anne Graham Lotz & new Southern Baptist Convention president call for urgent prayer for a Third Great Awakening.
Anne Graham Lotz (Billy Graham's daughter) also has a burden for the church. She has called for An Urgent Call to Prayer.
I am not burying my head in the sand. I believe our country needs to take a stand. I support our military and the sacrifice they make to defend our country. I believe we need to pray for our elected officials.
So I ask you a question. How will you respond to our country's problems?
Blessings and love,