I cannot believe it will be almost a year since my last post. My last post was entitled “Are You Equipped?” I realized now that GOD was asking me this question to help prepare me for what was ahead. Our heavenly Father want us to be prepared. He is a GOD of preparation. His word is what is needed to prepare us. He is the light that will guide us through the darkest of times. Like all of you, the last year and a half has changed our lives drastically. My heart is burdened. I worry about the future of my children and grandchildren. Our nation is a divided nation. We stand in the midst of a world crisis. We have two choices. Together we stand or divided we will fall. We are facing a challenging enemy that does not care about our political views, the color of our skin, our social status, our money or our jobs. This enemy has brought us to our knees. Maybe it was allowed by GOD to do just that. GOD know that apart from Him we can do nothing, but with Him nothing is impossible. The pandemic has exposed our wicked hearts. Hearts that no longer thirst after the true and living GOD.
Not only is the pandemic destroying lives and our livelihood, but it is dividing us as a nation. We are constantly fighting against each other. Until we become united and walk in truth we will fall because of the lies we tell ourselves.
Being honest, nothing we can acquire in this life has stopped the enemy from going forward with his plan of destruction. We believed that with the COVID-19 vaccination in progress in time our lives would return to normal. Little did we know, we would face another enemy raging to to shake up our world once again. We have become complacent and comfortable. Believing that we could continue our life as usual. GOD is not done with us. Many of us are not walking in the light of God’s word. We no longer care about each other. We are not our brother’s keeper. This enemy will take this nation down, if we do not unite ourselves in truth. The truth is that we need each other. The truth is we are all scared and fearful. Covid-19 came into our lives and destroyed our way of living. It has taken the lives of many of our loved ones. Now we are faced with a greater threat, Delta variant. Maybe we are not listening. We keep going around the same mountain. The path we have taken is of selfishness, no integrity and no morals. But most important, we have betrayed GOD. We have been sleeping and heading toward self-destruction.
The past year and a half I have never been closer to God Almighty as I am today. I have literally been living my life on 2 Chronicles 7:14. GOD has given us the answer. He is waiting to hear from every child of GOD.
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 I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We are God’s children! We are called by His name! So I ask you, have we been humbled? Are we praying and seeking the face of God? Have we turn from our wicked ways? We are a nation who have forgotten who we are. We have been so conformed to this world that we have forgotten our creator. We have forgotten the things that are important to God. We have become liars and deceivers. We are no longer about integrity and truth. So how can we flourish as a nation if we are not being obedient to God’s word. Before the pandemic I was in church doing what I thought was best, but I was not humble, I prayed out of sense of duty. Seeking His face was not a priority and I did not think that I possesses any wicked ways. But my ways were wicked because I was not walking in the truth of God’s word. God is the word, that became flesh, full of grace and truth. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came into his own, and His own received him not.
We are a nation looking for GOD to heal our land without changing our hearts.
We have become that nation who have forgotten God. He paid the ultimate price for each of us and we have forgotten. He shed His blood on the cross for you and I, and we have forgotten. He conquered death for you and I and we have forgotten. For God the Father so loved the world that he have his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life, yet we have forgotten. The gift that God has given to us through His Son Jesus is far greater than any darkness this world could subject us to. For God is light and in Him there is no darkness. My world became darker when I stopped looking to Jesus. Our nation is facing the darkest of times because we have turned our backs on Jesus. I was more concerned about my circumstances and the more I focus on it, the darker my world became. We need to focus on GOD, our only path to peace, joy and an abundant life. God want us to be truthful about our walk with Him. Therefore, I ask each of you to be truthful. We must go to GOD and repent of our wicked ways. The beauty of it all is He will hear from heaven and forgive us and then GOD promise to heal our land.
- Are you called by His name?
- Are you humble?
- Are you prayerful?
- Are you seeking the face of God?
- Are you turning from your wicked ways?
My truth today, I am praying for a changed heart. A heart that seek after GOD no matter the circumstance. A heart that cares for others. Pray to God for a changed heart. When we humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and turn from our wicked ways, then God promised us what we all need. To be forgiven, and to heal our land.
The truth is healing will come when we bow down to the truth. John 14:6, “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”