900673849_7bb4d8b362My heart is breaking. It is aching and heavy. I am conflicted, concerned and often times discouraged.

Why?

Because I am watching the destruction of my country. The destruction of a country that I love with all my heart. We are bombarded from all fronts by those who try to explain why it is happening and who caused it. While political parties and other factions point fingers at each other in blame and the media gives only the story they deem to be important – there is only one reason why we are where we are.

We have turned our backs on the one true God.

As a nation, we have rejected the God that created us; the God that blessed us with our nation, our freedom, our rights – everything. The solution is not to be found in an election, legislation, a court decision or a political party. God gave us the solution and though it seems unlikely that the answer could be so simple – it truly is.

“If my people, which are called by my name, shall 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.” ~ 2 Chronicles 7:14

So what does it mean? Does it mean that we should not care about elections, candidates, legislation, court decisions or the actions of our government? Does it mean that we (especially Christians) should simply isolate ourselves from all of this “worldly” stuff?

To me, this is a multi-faceted question. It is a question that lingers with me every second of every day. Though I am not a biblical scholar, a theologian, or even a college graduate for that matter  – I will attempt to answer these questions from my point of view; from the point of view of someone who isn’t special compared to anyone else. I am simply a woman who discovered her love and passion for Christ and country almost simultaneously – and I do not believe it was coincidental. My next several posts will be on this subject.

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