Remember, Return and Trust

I keep thinking about what and who America needs "for such a time as this."

  • We need a strong military and leaders who are courageous.
  • We need powerful strategies and strong weapons of warfare.
  • We need appropriate responses toward those who desire to destroy people and nations.
  • But we must first seek and place our confidence in the Lord.

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses ...
but we will remember and trust in the name
of the LORD our God" (Psalm 20:7, Amp)

We need moral fiber and strong character, and these things only come from the God who created us.

"Righteousness [moral and spiritual integrity
and virtuous character,
exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace
to any people" (Proverbs 14:34, Amp).

We are far from being a righteous people. We desperately need changed hearts. People need to know the Lord God of heaven who changes people from the inside out. (People need Jesus!)

And those who know Him - those who name the name of Christ - are not guiltless. We, in many, many cases, look and act just like "the world."

God has always called His people to "come out" from the world even as we live in it ... to be holy as He is holy.

"I do not ask You to take them out of the world,
but that You keep them and protect them from the evil one,.
They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.
Sanctify them in the truth [set them apart for Your purposes,
make them holy]; Your word is truth" (John 17:15-17, Amp)

"... You shall be holy (set apart), for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:16, Amp)

We need wisdom, we need strength, we need courageous leaders ... but most of all, we need revival.

"... we will remember and trust in the name of the LORD our God."

We must remember ... and we must return and trust.

NOTE: OneCry is a nationwide Call for Spiritual Awakening. I recommend this as a means to draw us back to the Lord.

Graphic: courtesy of Morguefile

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