Freedom from Speech! A second Olympic athlete is sent packing and the war against Chick-fil-A rages on. Had Chick-fil-A today. Delicious!!! The message is coming through load and clear. Freedom?! That’s reserved for pornographers and socialists who follow the clearly marked lines.
You knew this was coming. Leave no tragedy unexploited.
The build up continues…
That’s right, Obama will make ghost towns according to his own EPA administrator. Now there is compassionate govt! Let’s not forget also the old people who will freeze to death because cheap reliable energy is gone. Now who is pushing granny off a cliff?
2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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.
There is one thing that we can do, one ally we have which is more powerful than all others. In Christ, we hold the ability to go before our Heavenly Father, to seek Him, to find His comfort, His forgiveness, His healing and His comfort. In life’s struggles, in the battles that rage around us, He remains as close as we allow Him to be. While it seems that the nation has forgotten Him, many of us have not. We need to turn collectively to Him, to seek His hand in this hour.
Mike Huckabee recently stated, “We don’t have a crime problem, a gun problem or even a violence problem. What we have is a sin problem. And since we’ve ordered God out of our schools, and communities, the military and public conversations, you know we really shouldn’t act so surprised… when all hell breaks loose.”
First off, he is right. Secondly, the ugly response to his comment is telling of a people who have forsaken their first love, a people who need revival, who need God in our lives and our communities.
John Adams said, “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion (Biblical Christianity). Avarice, ambition, revenge, or gallantry, would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious (Christian) people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Government today seeks power to contend with human passions that are not constrained by Christian morality. The solution to our crisis, individually and collectively, is to repent and turn toward God. There is not a single problem we face today that does not find its solution in Him.
We need God!
I’m asking all of you to start a fire, to mark Sunday, August 19th as a day that we will join collectively in prayer for revival and healing in these United States. Blog about it, promote it, spread the idea, and start a fire! Do not surrender to the tides of darkness, but let us turn to Him, our Father, our Creator, and seek His strength to turn the tides that pull us deeper into the abyss. We will not give up, we will not go down without a fight, and in our fight let us cling to our Lord, our Father, our God! As we join together in prayer, we will be heard, for we are His children. Will we surrender so much for so little, or seek salvation, renewal and healing from our heavenly Father?
Our love for one another, and for our nation demand it. If our children were injured, we would pray. This is their future. This is our home. I will be praying on that day. Join me in agreement. PRAY! Let’s join together, and know that as we seek Him, He IS there!
August 19th, 2012! Prayer for Revival and Healing!
I was sitting in the truck stop eating breakfast as the other drivers were calling for more gun laws and restrictions. Rather than debate them, I simply asked, “Would this have happened in Texas?” The consensus was that in Texas, half the crowd would have been armed, the idiot would have been fired back on, the cops would likely have killed the guy if the crowd hadn’t, and if not, given Texas’ willingness to punish, the guy would have been executed already.
Truth is it could have happened anywhere, but an armed people are not a defenseless people. The solution is not to make the people weaker and more vulnerable to the whims of evil. There are many levels here, but taking away our right to keep and bear arms is not the right option. It will only leave us more vulnerable.
You may use the term teabagger or right winger, but I prefer to think of myself as a traditional American. You know, the kind that believe in God and the Constitution. The kind who think that America is exceptional, and that our greatness lies not in surrendering our rights and money to a federal government, but in who we are as a people, especially when we look to one another as family, friends, and neighbors.
Mayberry was a fictional place, but it speaks to all of us because it’s who we strive to be. No, perfection doesn’t come this side of eternity, and it absolutely doesn’t come from a massive gov’t seeking to enforce some ideal by a jackbooted army of thugs. The closest we come to that ideal is when we are allowed to be free, to pursue the things that made us great, and to extend charity to one another. I am an American, and I believe in US!
There is a hole in the heart of America, a hole that only God can fill.