SELAH Daily Devotions!
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my ace, and turn from their wicked ways,then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
Here we are again, huh? Climing of of bed this morning, one can’t help but contemplate the events of the past few days, sighing gratefully, “Thanks Be To God,” our Nation has survived one more surprise attack”, huh? Who knu that the greatest threat to our national security would originate from within the borders of our own democratic system? Nontheless, they say, ‘Liberty and Justice For All’, right? Well, I suppose that depends on one’s personal perspective. Nevertheless, we can agree on this, Freedom is not free nor is it cheap!
WELL,AT LEAST AMERICA’S GREAT AGAIN, huh? WOW! I guess that depends on which side of the aisle you’re seated on!
Hence, as for me and my house I’m gonna declare and decree, in Order to form a more perfect Unity, establish true Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain. establish, stand steadfast, immovable always abiding in THIS TRUTH, that despite all of the tremendously sophisticated technological security advancements of the 21st Century, the safest place in the whole wide world yet remains “smack-dabb” in the middle of GOD’S PERFECT WILL!!!
While many families are still struggling to cope and recover from the distress of 911, the increase in the random killings of young students, senseless massacre of innocent kindergarteners at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary, bomb blasts abruptly interrupting The Boston Marathon , suicide bombings at airports globally, lunatics open-firing on random citizens out enjoying a matinee movie, afternoon shopping at the local mall and evenings at their favorite restaurants or niteclubs, those who arbitrarily invade the sanctify of Bible Study and Prayer Meetings, and to add insult to injury, now there’s the unprecedented diagnosis of post election stress disorder!
The devastating sociological effect of the culmination of each of these obviously re-enforce the new-now reality! America has changed forever! Consequently, that somewhat bi-partisant-nonchalant-attitude that we once viewed as irrelevant, after all the slaughtering of innocent civilians was happening way over there in other countries has given way to a national sense of restrained anxiety and anticipation!
The false sense of serenity that our nation once enjoyed has now converted to sporadic rampant acts of violence, devastation and destruction. In the aftermath, we see a socieity of proud Americans struggling to present a united front, clinging, crying, comforting, praying together in an attempt to let the world know “We’re proud to be Americans; United we stand and God bless America”!
Now don’t shout me down! Trust me, I’m just as patriotic as anyone. I am grateful that God destined me to be born in this country. However, first and foremost, I’m a Christian; a citizen of The Kingdom of God! Therefore, I am compelled to plead on behalf of all my fellow countrymen, “America, IT’S TIME TO TURN BACK TO GOD!”
I’m old enough to remember backndaday when America was known as a nation “under God”! However, sociologist infer that we’re hovering on the edge of joining so many other nations by becoming a ‘post-Christian nation that tolerates a growing number of sins and belittles absolute Truth!’
There’s no denying that God has been immeasurabely merciful to America! Time and time again, God has proven Himself to be ever so near to us. Our nation’s history confirms that God has continuously reached out to assure us, “My children, we are in this thing together…forever. I am here to help you. I am your shield and your buckler; I am as close as the very breath you breathe. I am fully and totally committed to you.” Unfortunately, just like the Israelites in Bible days, this nation has persisted in boldly rejecting GOD’s Way, insisting on doing things our way, even legislating unrighteousness!
Well can I offer my most solemn suggestion; my fellow Americans, instead of trying to pass the buck between the Dems, Tea Party, GOP or the blazantly indifferent and disenfranchized, we need to repent!
My point is why spend so much time, money and attention looking for answers while pursuing false gods? We don’t need another God to save us! We just need to turn back to the One True Foundation of this great nation. Seriously? It’s time to bend our knees, bow our hearts, and surrender our praise and worship to The True and Living God our Lord Jesus Christ. Clearly, everything that we will ever need is in Him.
What’s the point of having another National Day of Prayer if we have no intention of changing? I mean, can you imagine the stinch that’s seeping into The Throne Room of His Grace and Mercy? #yukyuk! Awemazingly, The Living God is waiting for His Chosen People to humbly cry out in sincerity to Him, (actually repenting) and return to the Rock of our Salvation!
“Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the LORD of hosts.” Zechariah 1:3
WAKE UP AMERICA, GOD WANTS HIS AMERICA, BACK! BUT I GUESS THAT KINDA JUSTICE IS STILL A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE, huh? #NUFFSAID!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!