The World We Live In
Not a day goes by that I don’t hear or read, “We need Trump back” and those who know me, know that I’m a huge Trump fan.
Let me be clear we need God back in our lives, our nation and in the world we live in. Christians have long prayed for God to save our land, smite the wicked and turn the world back to normal. Do you know how futile that prayer is? For one it’s not biblical, nor is it realistic.
We are born into a world of sin. In fact the bible says the heart of man at its core is wicked and sinful. God gave us Ten Commandments and we can’t even keep those. In all of God’s creation there are two places where sin resides in the hearts of men and in the place of eternal fire.
If God were to grant our requests to smite the wicked, POW we’d all be smitten and if God were to turn the world back to normal, nothing would change because this world’s normal is sinful. We need to stop blaming everything on everybody else and take responsibility for our own actions, words and deeds.
If we truly want to see God’s hand move on the face of the earth, we need to take stock of ourselves. What we say or do and how we act toward each other.
Jesus told us to love God with all of our heart, mind, spirit and soul and to love others as we love ourselves and our biggest problem is that we don’t love ourselves. We don’t even like ourselves. We’re too short, too tall, too fat, too thin, too dark, too light, too everything and God created us so it’s his fault!
We sanction the killing of others for the right reasons and for no reason at all. Abortion, robbery, murder, violent acts of aggression, act of war – it doesn’t matter. Life doesn’t matter – unless it’s our own.
Not that long ago after Christians had prayed for God to move, he brought forth a self-made man who didn’t have that personal relationship with him, but what he did have was the drive and determination to do what God sent him to do.
How did you respond to God’s answer to prayer?
We either loved him or hated him. Whether it was his arrogance, his display of wealth, his family or his lifestyle or his love for America, it really didn’t matter. Those who wanted him gone never rested until he was out of the picture so to speak.
How did we receive him? Not too well I’m afraid.
Until we hold ourselves accountable how in the world we live in can we attempt to hold anyone else accountable?
We must become children of the living God by turning away from our wickedness and seeking his way, and not our own. Then we must unite together as one body and ask God to intervene.
2 Chronicles 7:14,
“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. “
Until we get outside our self-centeredness and focus on what God wants from us, then do what he commands us we’ll continue to suffer and die in vain. That will be the real tragedy. – I am the Real Truckmaster!