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!