Thursday, July 4, 2013

Are WE The People????

2 Chronicles 7:14 (NLT)
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 I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

Although this scripture is part of the Lord's response to Solomon after he had completed the temple, I can't help but think of America each time I read it.

Hundreds of years ago many people left the place they called home for a land they did not know. Why? One main reason was religious freedom. Unfortunately over the years some of us have forgotten this. All it takes is a few seconds of the nightly news to see this. Our kids can no longer pray in school. If our belief goes against what the "world" believes then we are considered intolerant. IF we are allowed to talk of God we for sure better not mention Jesus. I believe that WE as Christians have failed our Lord, our forefathers, our nation and our children. We have not stood up for the truth of The Word of God as we should.

Is it to late to make a change? NO

What can we do? We can do what the Lord said in the above scripture.
1. Humble ourselves
2. PRAY
3. Seek HIS face
4. Turn from wickedness

If we do these things, The Lord will hear us, forgive our sin and restore our land!! I don't know about you but that excites me!!!

So on this Independence Day let's take a lesson from those people who were seeking a land where they could freely worship The Lord. Let us not be afraid to stand up for what's right according to THE WORD OF GOD.

Also, let's take a moment to remember those who have given their lives so that we still have the option to live in a free nation!!

Pro. 14:34 (Msg) God-devotion makes a country strong; God-avoidance leaves people weak.

This post was written from the heart of Beth Reed. Just a woman who loves The Lord and her wonderful country.

Please feel free to comment on this post. I look forward to hearing your thoughts!!

2 comments:

  1. Very good Beth Ann. I do feel we as Christians have failed our country and our God by setting around doing nothing and letting the devil have his way in this evil world . Being a part of Awakening Your Day ministry team has made me proud to be out there spreading God's word to the lost. Happy 4th of July! Proud to be an American. Proud to be free!

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  2. This is really awesome beth. We can bring change if we will stand for what the men before us so many years ago did

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