I had planned a more uplifting subject for this post, but there is something that is burning within me. I will try not to ramble on…
It’s 1:00 AM. I can’t tear myself away from the TV. My heart breaks as I watch the unfolding news out of Dallas, yet another horrible event this week. As I am watching I can’t help but think back and try to pinpoint the moment when our country took the turn that has lead us to these events that are ever increasing. The more I think about it, I realize that it was more of a slow fade to this point. Some will say guns are the problem; some say racism is the culprit… I say that these are just two of the many symptoms of a bigger problem.
You see the problem is the heart…. It’s a problem with sin and integrity. For decades our country has been slowly separating from God. As a nation, our heart is far from Him. Society has decided that He is not needed… that we as humans can do a far better job running things on our own. Why should we submit to or pray to an otherworldly being for our prosperity and protection? The more advanced and intellectual man has become, the more foolish we have become. When we decided that the creator of the universe is no longer qualified to be a part of our decision making and moral compass, we set ourselves on the path to this insanity that we are witnessing today.
Human kind’s ego has become our god, and value for the lives of others has diminished in the shadow of a self-centered culture. We have literally sacrificed our integrity on the altar of pride and rebellion.
To so many, God represents restriction, when in reality He is the source of true freedom. He is also the source of true love. He IS love. When we remove God from the equation, we are removing love from the equation! When we remove love, we remove compassion. Unity cannot exist without love and compassion.
Please, please, please stop pointing fingers at different groups of people and realize who the real enemy is. Satan comes to kill, to steal and to destroy. He is the father of lies and the cultivator of division and hate. We are destroying each other while he laughs. God is weeping for our country and waiting for us to call upon His name.
We need a change of heart! It is time to take back our country and turn to God. He is our only hope in these perilous times.
My prayer is this:
That God would mercifully intervene on behalf of the citizens of Dallas.
That justice would be served.
That comfort would be given to the families of those who have been injured or killed.
That peace would flood over the innocents who have been emotionally scarred by what they witnessed.
That there would be a revelation of God’s love in Dallas with its inhabitants turning to God for healing.
That there would be a supernatural spirit of unity in the days and weeks to come. Instead of the beginning of more chaos let this be the beginning of healing in our nation.
God, please forgive us for thinking that we know better than You do.
Forgive us for waiting until tragedy strikes to call on Your name.
Please take control of our country, turn our hearts back to You.
Prosper us for Your glory.
Once again, make America a city on a hill proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
2 Chronicles 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
Please join me in praying for the people of Dallas and our nation….