Not My America!
As I sit on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, far away from my homeland, with despair I watch the atrocities on the news. Flashes of murderous videos and ruthless acts of American against American. My heart hurts, I cry out to my family and to my God, "What is happening to my great America?" But it continues...
The next day more heinous crimes, more blood spilled and then again!The very next day so many more lives wiped off the planet! Could this really be random acts? I see posts all over Facebook angry, sad, calls for prayer. Everyone's opinion and emotions displayed for the world to see. And then I start to pray, "God, please..." I can't find the words. What do I pray for?
What have we done?
My mind began to search the scripture, and quickly I recall, "If my people humble themselves, pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will forgive their sins and heal their land." 2 Ch 7:14. Then I am reminded of the position the people of America have put themselves into. The people and sadly Christians alike have turned away from God. They've allowed God to be removed from every facet of American life. They've allowed the people in power to pass laws that are clearly against God's word and morally wrong. And not only have we allowed this, we were the ones that put them in office. While we are fixated on our electronic devices and football games and keep ourselves overwhelmed doing things that are self-serving and self-centered, our beautiful America is falling apart.
There are always repercussions
I have lived in a socialistic country for almost 14 years. . A country where the people "believe" they are in control and free, and knowledge is everything. A country where God was removed by a maniac and Christians were persecuted and despite their rights having been restored, refuses to serve the God of the bible but instead, a god of self. Where 1% are Christian and to them religion is paying a tax. A country where you can buy an abortion pill at the pharmacy and prostitution is legal. A country where you don't really own anything, the government owns it including the land your house sits on. But you pay... and you pay and you pay. A country where medical and education is "social" paid by the working class as they are depleted of their income having to pay close to 45% taxes while the unemployed, substance addicted and lifelong students continue to take full advantage of the system. A country where guns are illegal and the people think that they are safe because of it, while millions of undocumented young strong refugee men flood into the country and crimes of theft, violence and rape skyrocket. I could go on and on but I think I've made my point.
Without going too much into my political views, I want to say, I believe there is an agenda with what's happening in America. I saddens me to the point of tears almost everyday. But what saddens me more is that "We the People" are sitting back and allowing it to happen. We are so wrapped up in our own little world of social media and consumption while the real culprits are marching forward with their plans. We need to wake up and invite God back into America back into our lives. We need to turn back to him and away from our wickedness. Only then can he heal our land. Without him, we're goners!
Don't be frightened
I believe what the bible says is true. I believe that what we are experiencing are the birth pains that Jesus warned us of. Matt 24:8. Bible prophecy is fulfilling right before our eyes! The word says we should not be frightened, for these things must happen..Luke 21:9. I believe repentance is the only answer to the troubles America is facing.
Lord, I pray, that you keep your hand over America for a little while longer. I pray that you soften the hearts of the people that they will hear your word and your voice. Be with the families of the lost ones and strengthen them with your love. I pray that you use these tragedies for your good. That it will be used to reach out to others, to those in need of a savior. Lord help our country and help this lost world! In Jesus name, Amen... MARANATHA!
With love and blessings,
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