Oh Lord, knows we all need prayer. Sometimes it is for sickness, a job opportunity, salvation, a prodigal child to return, but sometimes it goes beyond our own needs or those of others. Today is a day of prayer for the state of California and the United States.
I woke up this morning after a troubling night of visions and nightmares of what is to come in the future of not only this country I believe but in the world. Where the persecution of the Christians is rising like never before. May God help future generations if this continues on the same exponential path that it is. Sadly, many people will go about their day today, and not care at all about what is happening in the world. We are becoming an apathetic nation.
My husband and I were both looking at future events and what is currently spiraling out of control while so many were watching the riots happening in Baltimore. Now don't get me wrong, I think that anytime someone is killed while in police custody, that is wrong. But to go to the extremes that people did last night was completely wrong. Do you think it helped bring attention to the situation or caused people to shake their heads in disgust for a mayor who could condone such action, even if she limited where it could take place. As any parent who has raised a child, knows when your child is angry and throwing a tantrum, we don't give them the okay to do it as long as they stay in the boundary we set them in. No, we tell them their actions for dealing with things are wrong. We need to grow up people! We need religious leaders to stop encouraging people to do this as a way of drawing attention to the cause.
We need to look at the bigger picture to what is going wrong in the United States. We have made small concessions over time to the moral standards of this country. What is wrong is now being looked at by different eyes and people are considering it might not really be 100% wrong after all. And those things that were 100% right are now being looked at as possibly being a bit wrong. Oh how we have fallen in our moral ways.
We have made compromises that have brought us to where we stand now. That the will of the voters is now being cast aside as if we are a bunch of fools, and the government and courts need to exercise their judicial reasoning over us because we don't know any better.
How today, the Supreme Court will decide for every single person living in the United States what the true definition of marriage is based on the judges sitting in the court. Not by the will of voters, but by the judges. The consequences of those decisions will affect us all in negative or positive light. For believers if the definition of marriage is defined as one man, one woman, then we feel victorious. But what about those who are stuck dealing with what the courts have deemed have been right, even though morally and Biblically in our minds it is wrong. How you cope when someone has told you that what you thought was right is no longer right, but wrong. Do you get what I am saying?
These courts have taken it upon themselves to go against the majority of voters and define the moral laws for everyone regardless of what they believe. Like a friend told me on Facebook this morning, no one should have to be forced to do anything they don't believe in. I would agree in that regard that the courts regardless of their choices today, will make things difficult to the point that the riots in Baltimore will seem like child's play. Is there any winner in what happens today?
If the courts define marriage as between a man and a woman only, will they homosexual groups simply give up? Will they accept what the courts have to offer? For that matter, if the same sex marriages are approved as the new definition of marriage, will believers be content? Will they give up?
There has to be an absolute truth, a version of what is 100% morally and ethically defined laws of what is right and wrong. Why does society as it grows, feel the need to change the law to redefine anything? Marriage by the laws of science, is required to maintain species population. It doesn't take someone with a degree to figure that out. If you have two women or two men left on the earth, the species of humans would end. It is that simple. The laws of the universe, science and physics make that 100% true. So why then are we trying to redefine absolute truth.
Oh trust me, I've heard all the arguments that the homosexuals simply want the benefits and rights of what married couples have. Fine, give them the rights, but lets not define that as marriage. Define it as something else. Don't force those of us that believe in the laws governing this world, to cave simply because others want it that way. When will it end if the laws are reversed? Will the new law reflect than any two adults can be married regardless of gender? Will that apply to a father and daughter, people of any relation can be married? What about a sexual predator and his victim?
Where will we as a nation draw an absolute line in the sand and say enough is enough? That the standards we have set are right and will never be called into question again? When will it end?
I pray today that believers everywhere will fall to their knees in prayer. For a healing that this nation so desperately needs. That the traditions, our moral laws, and beliefs are being called into question and are in the hands of people that will ultimately change more today than they think. They will be called into account one day to answer for the choices that they make before God and I hope it is the one thing burning in their hearts and minds today.
Please join me in praying for the Supreme Court to uphold the definition of marriage as being defined between a man and a woman only!
Please join me in praying that the state of California will not force churches in funding abortion in our state as part of basic health care required for women. This is NOT a basic health care right for women. This is selective and elective choices to terminate the life of an unborn child which is nothing more than murder, to a baby that doesn't have a voice to make the decision for itself.
If we as a nation, begin to compromise on these issues, then all I can say is Lord Jesus, please come quickly because it will introduce more opportunities in the very near future to change ALL our existing laws to benefit a small minority of people instead of the majority who believe things need to change. This is NOT the kind of change our country needs.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)~ "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 I will hear from
heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Father, I come to You, confessing my sin and asking for Your forgiveness. I thank you, Lord, for You have promised that if I will confess my sins, You will be faithful to forgive me and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I want to turn from my sins and live in Your will. I ask that You give me the power through Your Holy Spirit to live the right way.
I thank You that Jesus Christ died on the cross, paying the price for my sins, and then rose from the dead. I accept Him now as my Savior, my Lord, and my Friend. Thank You for giving me new life in Christ. I surrender myself to You; make me what You want me to be. In Jesus' name. Amen!
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