Saturday, May 4, 2013

One Nation Under God—still


I know—I shouldn’t have read the news. But I did. And now I’ve got to spill…


I don’ care what they say; as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.

I will live for Jesus Christ and I will pray.

I’ll pray in schools, I’ll pray in government buildings, in post offices and court houses in stores and public places, even in restaurants before I eat—I will bow my head and pray. As I drive down streets on my way to work and play…I will pray. And there is nothing anyone can do to stop me. No law, no government, no decree can stop a people from bending a knee. I won’t do it to make a show and the bending may be unseen to everyone but He. But nevertheless I will bow before my King—The King of Kings and Ruler of the universe and Ruler of this nation.

I’m not alone. A remnant remains; no matter what the news media may say.

And we believe as many of the founding fathers believed—America is: One Nation Under God. I believe, no matter what I read—because Love never fails.

We’ll make it simple, with no apology and no mistake. The One God we believe in and serve is The God who created the heavens and the earth. The God who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, that whoever believes in, relies on, trusts and obeys, will not perish but have everlasting life.

We declare that this is our country and our country is, has been and always will be a Christian nation.

Why? Because we’re here, we remain.

History is His Story and His story declares that this United States Of America was founded on Godly principles for Godly purpose and privilege. Some can try and rewrite history—but that doesn’t make it so.

As long as one person still believes and stands with God—they make a majority.

We Christians in this Christian Nation will walk in love and there is no law that can stop it. Love will not keep silent. When love sees a wreck about to happen love takes action, love shouts its warning.

Some try to change the name of love to hate. But calling evil good doesn’t change the Truth.

Love won’t argue with the night—it will simply be, and turn on the Light.

Yes, I get frustrated when I read how Christianity is being persecuted, cut down and vilified. But I shouldn’t be surprised; darkness prevails in the absence of light.

There is nothing that can prevent a Christian from praying. There is no force that can stop the Seed of God’s Word from prospering. (Isaiah 55:11). And there is nothing to stop God’s people from leading this nation with honor and integrity and love.

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 heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)


Nehemiah was a man with an impossible task of rebuilding not just a wall but a nation. But with God’s help and everyone doing their part standing shoulder to shoulder they got it done, against all odds; for all the people had a mind to work. (Nehemiah 4:6)

You may say: But America is too far gone, she is already destroyed from the inside out, from the top down.

I say if everyone who calls themselves a Christian will lay down the axe and pick up a shovel we can get it done. It’s time to grow up and accept that we may have a difference of opinion about religious doctrine. If it doesn’t matter in the big picture, we need to forget about it, stop fighting amongst ourselves and stand together—if we don’t we only have ourselves to blame when the nations walls come crumbling down. Christianity is the salvation message of and through Jesus Christ alone. In the end in won’t matter if you did religion well or did your job well. What will matter most is if you loved well.

It’s simple, but hard. The answer isn’t complicated but it isn’t easy.

1) Begin here. Right where I’m at, and right where you’re at; me in my heart and you in yours—it starts here and now. The Baptist and Jesus started their ministries preaching it. REPENT.

Ask God to reveal and heal any heart issues. Ask Him to help you start here and now with a fresh clean slate and ask Him to fill it with His agenda.

2) Do your part. Next, John The Baptist and Jesus talked about doing good. Nehemiah used the same principle as well. Everyone doing their absolute best.

Are you a plumber? Plumb as if you’re plumbing your mansion in heaven. God calls and equips different folks for different things; even politicians, lawyers and tax collectors. Whatever it is you do, do it well—excel, give your absolute best in every area. And remember your job isn’t the only area or even the most important area—your priorities are to God first then family—your career comes further down the line in priority. But no matter what rung of the ladder you’re standing on you must do your absolute best. Start asking God to help you be the best spouse, best parent, best student and best worker you can be. Honor Him in every area—especially your thoughts. This is doing your part.

3) Reach out. Once you get your heart right with God and start living with an intent passion to excel, next step is to pay attention. Someone within your reach needs a touch. A neighbor needs a ride or a bag of groceries. A child needs a hug or a good talking to. Mom needs a note. Dad needs a call. The church needs help in the nursery or someone to vacuum the floor.

We can complain and campaign all we want to about the government getting too big and sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong but the only reason they get away with it is because we’ve created a void. Jesus said:

“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:13-16 (NIV)

If every one of us will pray, repent, do our part and reach out we will see our nation still is a great and Godly one. It is not too late; we are not too far gone. If I can reach my neighbor and help him get a job and stop drinking too much, if you can raise your children to respect and honor authority, if we can visit the jails and nursing homes and hospitals and give to the needy won’t we fill in the gaps darkness has filled?

Occupy until He comes, have dominion, subdue and rule your little portion of the world by loving God and loving people, with the fervent prayer forever on your heart: “Thy Kingdom come Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” and you’ll make a difference.

Doing our absolute best, honoring God, loving people and having fun is a courageous and contagious way to live and it’ll change the world.



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1 comment:

caryjo said...

Love won’t argue with the night—it will simply be, and turn on the Light.

YES, I agree. Much of what you shared is filled, obviously, with your heart. Very straight-forward. No one can read it and wonder what you truly mean.

Nehemiah, BTW, is one of my heroes. He had such a heart for his people. And not just "tough"... but crying when his heart was so broken when he was serving in Babylon. I'd like to be like him.

Thank you, Doug. Hope you challenge a LOT of hearts... did mine.