“For once you were in darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.”
Ephesians 5: 8
I love my country. I wanted to say that because what I am about to talk about could possibly be very hard to swallow. However, if you love someone you tell them the truth, right?
I think that when we speak of our nation as the United States of America it might just only be a name. What I am referring to is the united part. We are a group of diverse people but I think we have lost what has defined who we are. It is just part of a name that no longer retains its value.
Our nation has made money god. We have made being number one our motto and we live it by stepping on everyone under us. It truly is a dog-eat-dog land. We are comfortable, content (to the point of obesity), and satisfied with our life. Actually, we do want more than we can afford and we have gone into financial slavery to get it.
Am I off base on this? I am just stating the facts.
The only way we can be united is to have the Lord in the center. That is pretty much it. I truly believe that we are one of the last places on earth that may not be ready for the Lord’s return. (Whoa, I just had a wild thought that I hope is the Lord.)
The Lord is preparing His bride to be with Him. That is His church in the world. That would explain why America is going through these fires. His children are being refined and readied in it. I never thought about the fact that the other believers, who live out the Gospel though trials and persecutions, are ready but we are not. We haven’t matured yet.
We often think we are meant to save the lost in Africa or some foreign far away land who have never heard the Gospel. Yet, (here is a sting) what if our “gospel” is luke warm and worldly. It’s all Westernized but to truly un-Christ like. Do you think God really wants us spreading that around? Think about it.
So, we need to seek the Lord to be one again as a nation. I mean that is pretty much a given. I pray that this financial crisis becomes the revival we have been praying for. We will see how little the world can unite but how the Lord makes One nation under Him.