In these early days of a new year, I have been reflecting on the state of our country. Are you concerned? When tragic things happen like the shooting of innocent children and their teachers, we wonder how much worse can it get?
We often blame many of our problems on politicians and leaders of our country and I will just say, they are only a part of the problem. Our main problem: We Christians aren't living like Christians. The familiar verse in 2 Chronicles 7:14 talks about God's people - not politicians or leaders.
"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 NIV
If we want our country to turn around, Christians must start acting like Christians, living like Christians, spending time in prayer and in His Word. We need to know God's Word so we know who He is and know His expectations. We need to put Him first in our lives - make Him the central focus - live to please Him.
Christians, we have had another wake-up call. It is time to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, turn from our wicked ways. God promises if we do, He will heal our land and God always keeps His promises!