I guess we have all heard about the High School shooting that happened the other day in Florida, 17 lives were lost and many injured. These things are happening too often in this country. What bothered me also is that our President, Mr. Trump, got on T.V. to address the issue, he began by saying all the things that Presidents say at times like these, and then he decided to throw in some scripture, I'm paraphrasing (I'm sure he was too) but basically, he said "God said, I have heard the cries of the people, and I will heal them." It struck me right away because first he never said where it came from. Second I felt in my spirit that God wanted to Hear something else from him and from us. I believe God wants us to be thinking more like this.
2nd Chronicles 7:14 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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.
You see God has heard the cries of the people when things don't go our way. What He has not heard is our cries of repentance. What He has not heard is our cries to draw closer to him, God has not heard us forsake our wicked ways. What God has heard is Him being blamed for every tragedy, every disappointment, and every evil thing that happens in some of our lives. He has heard us demand that " in God, we trust" be removed from our money. He has heard us demand that prayer be removed from our schools, and He has seen His son's name become an offense and a curse.
If we want healing for our land we must Begin to humble ourselves before God, confess our sins and turn from our wicked ways and seek His face with all our hearts, mind, and strength, Then God will hear our cries and heal our land. Trump left out the most important parts of God's word, he only spoke about what we expect from God, and left out what He expects from us! Once again we have fallen short of the mark. Time is short, and even if Jesus does not return in our lifetime, we have to realize that time is definitely getting short in our personal lifetimes. So If the whole country has gone off and lost its way, we, the household of faith must stay the course and carry on the faith. A little food for thought.
God Bless You All, Brother Darrell, Speaking Off The Wall