Tuesday, October 20, 2009

God, Heal Our Land

God has given us the prescription for bringing healing to our land. "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 will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14) This verse of Scripture is written to God's people, so we need to heed His directions. First, we are to humble oursleves. Most Americans could use a big dose of humility! As Christians, humility should be a defining characteristic in our lives, but some of us have gotten so far away from a spirit of humility, we may not know what it looks like! God says, "Humble yourselves, pray, and seek my face." Once we humble ourselves, we will see the need for prayer and for seeking God's face. Prayer draws us closer to God as we pour out our hearts to Him and listen to Him. "Seek His face." Seek to know who He really is. The more we know Him, the more humble we will become and the more we will see the importance of prayer. The formula for God to heal our land is simple. As God's people, we must humble ourselves, pray, and seek His face. When we do these three things, God says, "THEN (my emphasis) I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." It is worthy to note that this formula is for God's people, not the world, and not politicians who are unbelievers. We are often very quick to blame our politicians for the woes of our country, but God promises healing to our land when His people humble themselves, pray and seek His face. God always keeps His promises. Let us humble ourselves, get on our knees, and seek His face. If we as God's people do that, then I trust that He will heal our land. Serving Him, Kay Martin

1 comment:

  1. Kay, Thanks for "God, Heal Our Land." I wish all christians could read it. Trina