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Each year I have people who choose a word that describes their life's journey. My word is "Trust". God has already put me to the test. Did I really mean it when I said, "Lord I do trust you." Add to that a daily reading of God's Word. See what God will do for you. Love to have you join us on Sunday morning.
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July 5, 2020
Jeremiah 18: 7-10, NIV, “7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. 9 And if at another time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be built up and planted, 10 and if it does evil in my sight and does not obey me, then I will reconsider the good I had intended to do for it.”
Yesterday was July 4th, and we celebrated 244 years as an independent nation. Founded on religious freedom, those same freedoms are being challenged every day in court and the rights of Christians are being abused at an alarming rate. There are several organizations that staff dozens of lawyers that fight for the rights of Christians every day across the USA.
I am old enough to compare today to the “good old days” in America. I am not opposed to change and enjoy many of the modern advances. I am also old enough to measure the distance from our once righteous standard to the ever-widening position of immorality, greed, self-centeredness, and self-sufficiency that I see today. We have watched as subtle changes have taken away our God centered focus—removal of the Bible from the classroom, prayer not being allowed in school or school related events, even city council meetings have been muffled by protestors when someone would be asked to pray in Jesus name. Our military chaplains are not allowed to pray in Jesus name without severe discipline including being kick out of the service. We are even losing our heritage as Americans. In a recent survey 2 out 3 people could not remember the words to our national anthem. By the way, what is the title of our national anthem? (The Star-Spangled Banner, page 760, “Sing to the Lord” hymnal). Since 1951 we have not said the pledge of allegiance correctly when Congress added the words “under God”. There is no comma between “one nation under God”. There are multiple law suits trying to get the pledge of allegiance changed to drop the words “under God” and the words “In God We Trust” from our coinage.
America needs change. It will not come from any presidential candidate regardless of what political party or what they may promise. The change we need does not come from Washington or Wall Street. It comes from God. It begins with God’s people praying to Him for the change we need:
2 Chronicles 7: 14, NLT, “14 Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”
God promises real change—spiritual healing for our souls and our land—if we will simply humble ourselves in repentant prayer before Him. Our single word today is repentance.
God prescribes a very specific type of prayer that is a necessary prerequisite to healing and renewal. A prayer of repentance. God calls on us to fall to our knees before Him and take responsibility for the state of our nation by confessing our corporate and individual sins.