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. 2 Chronicles 7:14
On Thursday June 24, 2010 I sent out the below. As it happened that was the first of many daily or almost daily “devotionals” I have written over the last three years. The last few chapters of Daniel have been a bit of a challenge as I have had to do additional research to do them justice so I occasionally miss a few days sending them out, such as today. But with the possibly US government shutdown tonight I felt it would be appropriate to take another look at today’s verse and what I wrote over three years ago..
The above verse has come up twice this week. First this past Sunday in Bible Study our teacher used the verse talking about revival. Then on my bus ride this morning I listening to 2 Chronicles and this verse was read.
I know many of us are looking for revival in the US we see our country turning away from its roots and “everyone is doing what is right in their own eyes. But, first revival must start in each of us. As the Lord says we Christians who are called by His name must turn from our worldly ways, repent and be humble and seek God. Only then will He heal our land. Only then can this nation turn back to Him.
No one can argue that things have gotten worse over the last few decades. It seems a week does not go by that there is a bombing or mass shooting. Trust in the government is at an all-time low and no one in Washington seems to be able or willing to solve our many problems. I believe the problems have gotten too big for us to solve and the only way out of this mess is a return to the values that made this country great. That means a return to God. Only He can put us on the right path.
Have a blessed day,