These four words, “In God We Trust,” are printed on the United States of America’s currency. Why? Many years ago this nation made a decision to be a nation that honors God above all else. Yet throughout the last century the nation that began its roots of putting God first has become a nation that follows everything but God. Yes, there are still people like myself that believe that God is the answer to our nation’s problems, but there are only a small handful of us that still stand in obedience to God. It is time for the people of God to rise up and stand boldly. It is time for us to shout from the rooftops and proclaim the Name of Jesus as Lord and Savior. It is time for us to do what God has called us to do.
Thousands of years ago God spoke these words; “if My people who are called by My Name shall humble themselves, Pray, Seek My Face, and Turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
The very Word of God spoken thousands of years ago still rings true today. As believers in Christ as our Savior and Lord, we must do as His Word has instructed. If we continue to stand back in the shadows any longer, we will suffer not only as a country but also as individuals. God gave us the key to becoming and sustaining a healthy and thriving nation. We may have started out on the right path of putting God first, but we are not anywhere close to where we once were as a nation. It is time for Christians to obey the command of God the Father. He gave us the KEY, so why are we not using it?
First, we simply need to stop searching for something to fill the emptiness in our hearts. We must do as His Word said, HUMBLE ourselves. By doing this, we are acknowledging that God knows what is best for us. We are showing God that we will follow YOU LORD and only YOU.
Second, we are called by God to PRAY. Prayer is our direct way of communication with God. Praying to God also tells HIM that HE is the answer to our problems. It is our way of saying, God I cannot fix this on my own, I need YOU.
Third, we as Christians need to stop chasing down every form of entertainment and start seeking God in all that we do and say. Matthew 6:33 tells us this; “But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” It is time for the children of God to search and seek Him and Him only.
Fourth, we must REPENT. God told His people to turn from their wicked ways. As Christians we are to do and say the things of God. Yet if we are living in sin, then we are not doing as God commanded. Therefore, we must REPENT of our sins and come back to God.
Finally, as Christians, we are promised that if we obey what God has asked of us. Then God will hear from Heaven and forgive our sin and heal our land.
Do you believe? If so, then as our USA currency states, “In God We Trust.” It’s time we live it.
A reminder for us all…What will you do today to encourage someone’s faith?…May God Bless you as you Serve Him…From Your Pastors Heart.