What would it be like if the Christians in this world took action … not military action but action that seeks the Lord? What would it be like if we each did that in our homes? If we honored the Lord in all that we did, day to day, every day?
In Scripture we read this:
if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.2 Chronicles 7:14
This is one of the “if … then” promises in Scripture. If we will do this, then God will do that. In this case, if we will humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face and then turn from our wicked ways, then God will hear, and forgive our sin and heal our land.
What wondrous love is this that God promises to forgive us for turning our backs away from Him. Note that this is a promise, based on our actions.
Oh Lord, our land needs you so very much. May all those who call on your name be faithful and take your Word seriously. May we humble ourselves and pray for our land, turning from our wicked ways and turning, instead, to You and Your Word.
The prophet Jeremiah received a message from God in which God said:
I will give them a heart to know that I am the LORD, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.Jeremiah 24:7
What a blessing it would be if we would have a heart that knows God, that we would be thrilled to be called the people of God, and that we would turn to Him with our whole heart. This will happen, oh that it would happen to us, now, as we seek to heal our land.
Blessings on you today as you walk with the Lord, our Savior.
Lord, forgive me when I have sinned. Forgive me when I have ignored your Word and have ignored the needs of my neighbor. Enable me to walk with you, Lord Jesus. Help me to honor your Word and may I be humble and seek your help me to seek your face as I pray for my country.