“Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the Lord our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? And what great nation is there, that has statutes and rules so righteous as this law that I set before you today? ~ Moses
As I study God’s Word I am acutely aware how not only did these words speak to the generation of Moses but they also speak to us today ~ right here in America. ~ Amen.
I don’t know about you but the first time I heard the statement that “America is not a Christian Nation”
I cringed in disbelief and immediately rejected the authority of these words over America. But over recent years I have witnessed the erosion of God’s Word and the bold rejection of God in America. And lately these poisonous and infectious words just leave me with the deepest of sadness and in the deepest of grief for our country. Have these words manifested as truth in America?
I love America and would guess that you do. I know that it is God that gave her to us. But I have witnessed the removal of prayer, the removal of God’s commandments, and the rejection of God’s authority in America. .
But you know what? Like it or not we do have a responsibility. God doesn’t “just” love America. God loves the whole world. God blessed us with America to be His light to that World. America has been blessed by God and He has called each of us to represent America as salt and light to the World.
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. (Mathew 5:14-16)
Has America truly lost its taste for the love and blessings of God?
If so, how can that saltiness be restored?
Has the light been dimmed in America?
If so, how can that light shine brightly?
Blessed Father, I humbly pray for the restoration of your authority over America. Guide us in your truth to fully love ~ only you~ so completely with our hearts, our minds and our souls. Search us deeply, as only you can do, and lead us into a full recognition of repentance – individually, corporately, and as a Nation ~ our sins are a rejection of you. Cleanse our hearts thoroughly, renew our minds intently, and restore our souls to authentic repentance so that we may be fully restored and returned to you as a Christian Nation. ~Amen: Y