According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s The World Factbook most of the population of the United States considers itself Protestant 51.3%, or Roman Catholic 23.9% as of 2007.
With over 75% of the United States professing a highly moral religious faith, how did we get where we are today? Have you ever really stopped to think about that?
Evidently, either folks are professing to be Protestant and Catholic who aren’t, or they are not acting like it. In addition to that 75% number, we have others who believe simply that folks should be moral for the sake of being moral. I am sure that children were probably not counted in that number either.
What I am getting at is that we have an extremely large percentage of “good people” in this nation. If we are as good as we think we are or claim to be, we wouldn’t have any problems. If we were all walking in our faith, we would not have nearly the crimes, divorces, and unwed parents that we have.
We need to look closer at ourselves. Before we start pointing fingers, we need to get our own house in order. We need to ask ourselves if we really believe in a holy and perfect God. Do we really understand how much we ourselves fall short? We need to pray more. Then we need to take a stand.
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.
Have you ever really stopped to think who this next verse is aimed at?
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
This verse was not aimed at just anyone in the land. This verse was for the Jews. This verse was for God’s people. This verse is not about fixing others. If we call ourselves Christians, this verse is to us. We are the ones that need to get our act together. This verse is not about getting others that are not Christian to do the right thing. This is just aimed at us. God is our redeemer and our protector. If you don’t like the way the economy and other things are going, just know that we need to turn back to God before it gets really bad.
Please continue to pray for revival.
Key Focal Verse:
Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
Today’s challenge is to take a closer look at yourselves and your immediate family. If you are the spiritual leader in home, consider establishing a family Bible reading and prayer time. Discuss your faith daily. Discuss ways to be faithful to Him.