Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sunday Thoughts

I was watching a show on television last night called, "Today's America" and it was about our country and how we, as Christians, are afraid to speak up. Pastors are afraid to speak up. We don't stand on the Word of God and share it with others. We don't act like Christ but then we wonder why the country is going the way it is. Why our churches are going the way they are. 

He said many things that were amazing and, even scary, but the one thing he said was, "So the individual goes - so the country goes". I'm probably not saying it exactly like he did, but that was the gist. He explained how so many Americans are in debt and so is our country. We have become a nation of apathy. We have become a nation of takers instead of givers. What comes next is not good and it really is time for us to wake up as Christians and Americans.

What's lacking in our society is Biblical principles and until we see them return, we are going to see our country go farther and farther down. Just as God allowed the Israelites to go into bondage because they turned from Him, so it will happen to us.

I'm guilty of just watching things happen from the side-lines. I'm actually a political news junkie and lately I've had to turn off the news and get rid of all the news feeds on my Twitter. It's been making me crazy seeing things going the way they are. I'm guilty of not praying for those political leaders that I don't like. I'm guilty of playing the blame game instead of PRAYING. 

I am going to start praying consistently for our country, for our leaders, for us to turn back to the Lord. I'm going to pray that I would be more bold in sharing the Gospel with others. I am going to pray that I would be unafraid to say that a sin is a sin. I am going to pray that I would be loving as Christ was loving, yet strong in my faith as Christ was strong in His faith. 

I hope you'll join me in praying for our country and our leaders - for us all to turn back to the only one who can set things right - Jesus. 

Blessings - Julie


  1. Yes Julie! I have joined you! I am guilty too. I am so very, very troubled by a few fellow bloggers out there. I want to be "correct" or "nice" or something! Homosexuality. I cannot "follow" these people. Just think about that sentence for crying out loud! I have prayed for them. And one lady who lives with her boyfriend, not marrying. Where is the shame anymore?! I am not pointing fingers, just giving examples of the abounding sin in the world. I am a sinner too. Oh yes, I am.

  2. Great post! Thank you for sharing! I'm going to share this on Facebook. It's a good reminder to all of us!


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