OUR CONCERN FOR AMERICA
by Pam Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
There is a lot to be concerned about, in America and in the world! There is great good, but also great evil. Even for good to survive, it has to be the Plan of Almighty God. And I do believe He likes to honor the good in our hearts that come from His Nature.
When you read the Scriptures, you can figure out that God has a Plan, even if you can’t figure out all the Plan. But the more you get to know Him, the more that Plan is revealed to you and then you have to kindly work it out with others. God’s real plan works for all, with His grace and love for all – IN His Plan. It has decency and order. It has demands and benefits!
It is something we discover by seeking Him. Not only is it what He is doing but it is about what we are called to do. When we discover that, a whole new world opens up inside of us that has an expansion force. It’s a force for good!
Prayers for God’s justice will clean up our governments. When we realize that God means good for us, we can agree with Him more than just even submitting to Him. Sinners can submit, but those who agree walk with Him.
One time when there was a rash of terrorism going on in the Mid East, I cried out to the Lord about it and He gave me Jeremiah 2:2. It says: “Go and cry in the hearing of Jerusalem, saying, ‘Thus says the Lord: “I remember you, The kindness of your youth, The love of your betrothal, When you went after Me in the wilderness, In a land not sown.”
The part that stood out to me was “a land that was not sown.” I knew He was talking about the Living Word of God – the part that is alive. Now we can rain down Bibles and tracts for years but if the power of Love is not sown, too, it’s not really going to work as it could just be legalism.
The hard part is that there are such strongholds of the enemy and the Church has to get wise in how to overcome. We need to understand God’s ideas of Love. And God has given us gifted people who can help us overcome. We just have to find them and honor them. We honor what we see the Lord doing.
Love is not just emotional, but it has emotion. It’s not just “rules” but rules really can help! Traffic lights help. The Ten Commandments can help! They create a decent and in order society.
We need to study how God reached a people, and a nation, and how He is reaching a world! Then we need to find our place and part and run with it!
Today it seems people can easily be more hard hearted than they used to be. And I guess that even can depend upon your personal circumstances, but overall, many of the older generation do lament on how society is not as considerate as it used to be. America has been a land that was sown, but it doesn’t seem so much anymore.
The news people are blaming people locked into their cell phones/ computer worlds and shutting out others because they are so into it that they have become anti-social to those around them, but I really do think there is more to it than that. I think we are losing the Spirit of God in our land and it is a plague for us. We have to have wisdom to live, and if we are raised to not to care, we are programming the Spirit out. It takes His power to live a good life.
Now obviously some people are more social than others but we need to be aware of what and Who the Holy Spirit is! We are created in the image of God and have the capability to be like Him – at the least in Personality. He will always be God and Father and He is Eternal but He spawned us for fellowship and adventure.
The Lord is into social engineering but the enemy is an enemy to it and seems to want his own world. It’s not good. The only way we win is with the Lord! We can’t win over the enemy unless we have a plan for overcoming!
We have to have a belief for overcoming in our own soul! And that takes faith. And an understood faith is a powerful force. So what can we do about it? We can believe the Word of God. We can believe God gave us His Spiritual book to help us and even gave different ministries to help us understand it.
Praying out loud can really be a big help. And as I was praying the other day, Psalm 67 in the New Living Translation really jumped out at me. When the world seems to be going down the tube, I have determined to pray this short prayer, and I hope you will join me!
1 May God be merciful and bless us. May his face smile with favor on us.
2 May your ways be known throughout the earth, your saving power among people everywhere.
3 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
4 Let the whole world sing for joy, because you govern the nations with justice and guide the people of the whole world.
5 May the nations praise you, O God. Yes, may all the nations praise you.
6 Then the earth will yield its harvests, and God, our God, will richly bless us.
7 Yes, God will bless us, and people all over the world will fear him.
This has really encouraged me. How awesome it can be when we get into the power of agreement with God – and His people! Then He can and will move on our behalf.