Are you concerned about what is going on in America?
You should be.
You have probably heard the quote made famous by President John Quincy Adams before, but it bears repeating: “the duty is ours; the results are God’s.”
It is time, for us to step out, in faith, and continue our pursuit of a nation where God is honored, life is cherished, families thrive, and religious liberty flourishes.
We must do our part, contend for truth, and trust that God will honor our efforts here, and across the nation. We are committed to this, and we know you are, too.
Christians often talk about being salt and light to our broken world. As leaders in Washington, D.C. continue to push a new morality, Americans will be looking to escape relativism and latch onto truth. And that is where you come in.
I do not want to look back in ten years and wonder if I could have done something more to preserve our national virtue and Judeo-Christian identity when I had the opportunity. Your opportunity to do that – our opportunity – is here. There are a number of vital things you can do:
1. Pray specifically. James 5:16: “Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”
a. Pray for God to protect our Nation and our freedoms.
b. Pray for wisdom for our leaders in Washington and in Tallahassee.
c. Pray for wisdom in the Church. Pray that pastors, church leaders, and individual believers will awaken to the dangers we face to our liberties and constitutional rights to free speech, assembly, and religious freedom.
d. Pray for wisdom personally asking God what He would have you do.
2. Be a living Testimony to others. The world is watching you. Be a good testimony to all you meet, even to those who oppose you; however, do not compromise your faith.
a. Ephesians 5:15-17: “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”
b. 1 Corinthians 16:13: “Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love.”
3. Be ready, to share the good news of the Gospel that gives hope to the world. 2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the word of God. Be prepared, whether the time is favorable or not. Patiently correct, rebuke, and encourage your people with good teaching.” Remember #2 above, preaching the Gospel is often better in deed and act than in words!
a. Read your Bible every day.
b. Commit to come to a Life Group and Worship Service every Sunday
c. Invite someone to join you. Make a friend. Be a friend.