The pastor's message was very challenging. It was on the scripture:
2 Chronicles 7:14.
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
The pastor kept saying "IF" "IF"... This verse shows it is up to us, the Christians, "His people", to stand up and make a difference in our families, our neighborhoods, our community, our COUNTRY. He mentioned of the "buzz word" going around in the political circles: change. What kind of change are WE making? We can't expect the world to make the changes God wants if the world is not submitting to God's will. Are we? Things in this country are not that great right now, (though it could be worse and we should be grateful). But why is that? Have we (Christians) been too conforming? Have we gotten too lazy, to afraid, to speak out on behalf of our Savior? Is it easier to say: what can I do? I am just one person?...
I think I have. To be honest, sometimes I have been afraid to open my mouth and make matters worse. But if we walk with the Holy Spirit, we should not be afraid. We should, instead, prepare ourselves with the Word and be ready to proclaim what God has done for us.
This blog is for me. I need to be better at arming myself with scripture, to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit's moving all around me. But I thought I would share and maybe you would pray with me.
Fred with his big flag. For those of you "old timer" KABCers, that's the Gickers standing next to Fred