In many of my past posts I have written about words that the Lord has given me concerning the need for our nation to "Wake up!" This word continues to reverberate throughout my being. To be blunt:
If we don't wake up and turn whole-heartedly toward the Lord then I assure you that America will find herself in bigger trouble than she already is. A nation without God is a nation that cannot stand for very long. We must look at the past and learn from it. Does America believe that she is exempt from judgment? Is our pride so great? Pray for wisdom. Wisdom to see what is coming upon us if we don't turn back.
It is time for Christians to use the powerful voices the Lord has given us and speak out against the evil that consumes our nation. I have often heard the words, "Why bother? No one pays attention or hears us anyway." This attitude is not of God. It's called apathy. A better word for it is sloth and it is one of the seven deadly sins. The notion that one person cannot make a difference in the world is false. The Blessed Virgin Mary changed the course of history with her yes to God. Look at St. Joan of Arc or St. Teresa of Avila. Every "yes" to God makes a difference. It's may seem like tossing a pebble into the ocean... and yet it's effects ripple into eternity. Believe this with all your heart. This is faith. Faith in God and faith that He hears our prayers and answers them. One person speaking in faith is more powerful than an army with no faith at all.
Remember the story The Emperor's New Clothes? No one spoke up except for one little child who shouted out that the emperor was naked. Everyone knew that he was naked but no one would speak out this truth. It took a child. We need to humble ourselves and learn to speak the truth clearly and without fear.
Imagine the power of many yesses to God. Imagine the power of speaking the truth without fear. This is a gift that God gives to those who will accept it.
"Hear the word of the Lord, O people of Israel,
for the Lord has a grievance
against the inhabitants of the land:
There is no fidelity, no mercy,
no knowledge of God in the land.
False swearing, lying, murder, stealing
in their lawlessness, bloodshed
Therefore the land mourns,
and everything that dwells in it
The beasts of the field,
the birds of the air
and even the fish of the sea perish." Hosea 4:1-3
"Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will give you light." Eph 5:14
Utterly Thine, O Lord!