Thursday, May 6, 2010

National Day of Prayer

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.”

Thank you Father for our freedom to have a morning like we had! Thank you to all of you for your prayers for our country, whether you were able to join us or praying from where you were...

God has been so faithful to us. Let's take this National Day of Prayer as a springboard. Re-dedicate yourself to personal daily prayer and the study of God’s Word. Decide to stand for decency in the way we dress, talk, live, the music we listen to, the movies we support, the TV we watch, the sites we visit on the computer, and especially how we treat each other. Quit complaining about our politicians, and pray for them. Get out and vote, and before you do, do your homework and prayer on who it is God has His hand on. Teach our children what is suitable as young Christian men and women, and model it for them in our daily lives. Husbands step up and be the Spiritual leaders of the household in love and leadership both. Wives, recommit to being submissive and serve our families with gladness and joy as Christ uses us to strengthen and mold them. Say NO to divorce, drugs, drinks, “alternate” lifestyles, immorality, homosexuality, and abortion. Do the hard things in life. Keep our minds and thoughts stayed on the things of God. Plug back in at your church. Raise the bar of expectation for ourselves, our brothers and sisters in Christ, our children, and our families. Stop living down to the defeated life Satan wants for you and start claiming the victory that your Savior paid for you to have. Get outside the 4 walls of our homes and our churches, and take the love of Christ to the dying world around us. Don’t just sing, “People Need the Lord”, but be willing to introduce them to Him. Allow Christ to use you as a vessel of His love for those around us, those He desires to be His children for eternity and has placed us in their paths for that reason. Do not settle for Christ being put up on a shelf. Renew your relationship with Him, and then go into your everyday life in His power and presence and allow Him to move and work and have His way in you and through you in all that you say and do.

That is the hope of our families. That is the hope of our churches. That is the hope of our schools and communities, and that is the hope of our nation.

Seek Him above all else. Let God be God, and let us listen to His voice, and speak His Word of Life.