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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

IMPACT YOUR CORNER OF THE WORLD

When you see injustice in the world or culture caving in to immorality do you just sit idly by thinking it is someone else's job to 'fix' things? You may say well "God has a plan" or "God is in control" which is true but we still have a job to speak out against evil. Or maybe you do not see any harm with the downhill slide we are on now due to being 're-educated' (brain washed) by the culture and you have become desensitized. This can happen when you do not feed your mind and heart with a steady diet of the truth which is God's word. If we as believers do not do things to impact our culture for Christ what good are we doing? We are told to be salt and light it says in Matthew 5:13-16. If we just sit there and see the government enacting laws against God's word but do nothing at all, that is wrong. We all need to speak up in love. We need to be in prayer for our leaders who are supposed to be our servants.

There is plenty wrong in the United States right now. Our Founding Fathers would probably not recognize the America they loved so dearly. But brothers and sisters in Christ, we have a responsibility to not let Satan take control of America. Sure we are told to obey our leaders but what about when they are going against God's word and tyrannizing the people they are to serve?  Let's say your man or woman in office is definitely not following God's word. You know it is not right, hopefully, if you have not be caught in Satan's deceptive trap too. But, you are of a 'particular party' so you are faithful to this party because that is way your family always voted. But you know in your heart immorality is occurring and the country is on a slippery slope. Shame on you for supporting things that go against God's word. Today people are trying to rewrite the Bible to justify certain sins. Perhaps they will get by with this behavior here on earth but God will have final say.
James 4:17 says "If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them." Do you know in your heart certain things are wrong but do not speak up? There is a saying that 'evil triumphs when good men do nothing' and how true that is. Do not always think it is someone else's job to call out sin. Sure we all have sinned and fallen short of God's glory it says in Romans 3:23 but if we sit idly by and watch our Christian nation be destroyed we will have no one to blame but ourselves.

Psalm 33:12 says "Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance." You have to stay in tune with God's word to know the truth. Colossians 2:8 says "
See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ." Are you allowing the world and the news media to shape your thinking or are you studying and getting into the word so you can combat the lies and deception of the enemy? Satan does not like this great nation founded on Christian principles. He does not like a nation that is prosperous and can help other people in other countries who are in need. No, indeed the enemy wants this great land of ours to fail and crumble. This is why you have to stay alert to what is happening and speak up in love when necessary. Do not always think someone else will make the phone call or write the letter. One person even told me once it was not 'their gift' to do politics. Each of us has to do our part. This includes not just the government but if you see bad television shows, commercials, billboards, and on the list goes you need to speak up. Don't allow sin to run rampant.

Deuteronomy 7:6 also says "For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession." So if you are holy, act holy and think holy. If you know in your heart certain things are against God's word do not be fooled and support leaders who are doing things to take this nation away from God and morality.

 Perhaps in the new year, coming up in 6 days from now, you can purpose in your heart to start speaking up against the wrong things that tear our great land apart. Above all stay on your knees in prayer. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says "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."

PRAYER: Lord Jesus I pray for this great nation which you have continually blessed. I know you will not continue to bless us if we continue to ignore you and not pay heed to what it says in the Bible. Help those whose eyes are blinded be opened to the truth. Help those leaders who do not know you to come to know you as their saviour. Help us to speak up when we see wrong around us. Give us a gracious spirit when doing so. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Click on link below to enjoy Lee Greenwoods' 'God Bless The USA'.
http://youtu.be/sWC8liHX_G8

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