A daily verse about the state of our nation and time for Christians reflect and unite in prayer, asking God to send a revival across our land and turn our nation back to Him.
Do we need a revival?
From The Message Bible:
But they won’t get by with it. As fire eats stubble and dry grass goes up in smoke, Their souls will atrophy, their achievements crumble into dust, Because they said no to the revelation of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, Would have nothing to do with The Holy of Israel.
The Need for Revival
- God did not let His chosen people, Israel and Judah, get by with their sins of idolatry and forsaking God and He will not let us get by with our sin and forsaking Him today. When God finally had enough of Israel rejecting Him, the nation was conquered and the people we sent into exile and captivity. They were arrogant in their sin because the Temple was in Jerusalem and they thought God would never allow the Temple to be destroyed. So they did not listen to the prophets whom God sent to warn them.
- Our nation has also become arrogant and proud. Fully dependent on ourselves. When God has had enough of America forsaking Him, what will our judgment be?
- Just as the souls of Israel atrophied, the souls of our nation have atrophied. We’ve become hardhearted and calloused against God and His commandments.
- One of the greatest achievements in Israel was the elaborate temple, but when Assyria conquered them, they destroyed the temple and took anything of value back with them. If our nation continues on its current path of rejecting God and living in arrogance and pride against Him, we can expect to see our achievements crumble into dust too. Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”
- More and more the leaders of this nation, as well as many of the citizens say no to God and want nothing to do with Him. They’d rather live however they want and they do not want to be confronted with their sin.
Praying for Revival
Intercede in prayer for our nation and ask God forgive us for forsaking Him. Ask Him to bring new life to the soul of our nation and to remove the hearts of stone and give us hearts of flesh. Ask Him to give us a longing to know Him and to love Him with all our heart, mind, and soul.
Pray for our leaders that their hearts would be turned toward God and that they would lead our nation to once more be a nation that honors and glorifies God.
Lord, send a revival and let it begin in me.
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God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars
by Julia M. Bruce
What’s Inside God, Love, and Marshmallow Wars?
This book includes 365 daily activities and takes you on a guided journey through Biblical principles about Godly marriage that you can then apply to your marriage, as well as helping you talk through concepts that can help you develop a solid relationship. Inside you will find simple, quick activities that include:
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