02 May 2012
What a day of prayer could look like...
The biggest hindrance to people coming to Christ isn't what is going on outside of the church. It is the collective church in America. It is the image we promote as a message of non-tolerance is broadcasted by both preacher and "christian" politician. It is our own embrace of an American culture that runs counter-culture to the gospel of Christ. And we dare to insert our political demands as Americans above our responsibilities as followers of Jesus Christ. I think it is time for the church to fall to our knees because we can't possibly stand in the gap for a hurting nation until we remove the mote from our own eyes.
Tomorrow I would ask you, if you are a Christian, to join me in prayer that God would first reveal to the church in America our own shortcomings in following Him. Pray with me that the church would be broken and that we would understand what it means to live for Christ in our communities around us. Pray with me that politics are removed from our pulpits and our hearts. Pray with me that the church is able to discern what in American culture has become a weight and hindrance from enjoying God's true blessing in our lives. Pray with me, rather than God bless America, God remove greed from our hearts. For what we may think is our rights and God's blessing may be what is removing us from His favor. Pray with me that rather than America returning to God........that His church would.