Thursday, May 02, 2019

"You Can Move God!"

2nd Samuel 21.14c NASU

“…God was moved by prayer for the land.”

You have great power to change the course of American history. It is the power of prayer and it requires nothing elaborate or fancy. Just a heartfelt request to God on behalf of the country you love. Your prayers are significant. They count.

Have you ever complained about the political condition of our nation? Pray about it. Your prayers matter. The Bible says, “…ye have not, because ye ask not” (James 4.2). It’s that simple. If you want a better “land of the free,” ask God. He is able to give you one.

Prayer does not preclude participation in the system. You must still vote, express your opinions, and endeavor to support causes that made our country great. Without Him, you can’t. Without you, He won’t. Personal prayer and social action is an effective combination. 

Become an activist, but  don’t forget to pray. Jesus promised, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you” (Matthew 7.7). God is waiting. All you have to do is ask! Dispense with the perfect grammar and flowery language. You can’t impress Jesus and He cares little about your form and style. He’s looking at your heart and motivation.

Do you have faith that He can do it? It doesn’t take much. “…if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; nothing will be impossible for you” (Matthew 17.20).

Today, Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 is the 67th annual observance of National Day of Prayer.  Why not honor this and every day by praying for the land you love? Three thousand years ago in Israel “God was moved by prayer for the land.” He is still so moved. 

On April 17th, 1952, National Day of Prayer was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Harry Truman. Congress latter designated the observance to be held on the first Thursday in May each year. 


Anonymous said...

Hey Dave,
Thanks for the reminder to be praying. I find it powerful to think that today we're praying with millions of others as we pray for our country. How amazing that God can receive and "process" all our prayers simultaneously!
See you tomorrow,

davescriven said...

Hi William,

I'm glad you read my blog today. I was surprised that the Old Testament reading plan for today in 2nd Samuel had such an appropriate Scripture for National Day of Prayer.

See you tomorrow at the Men's Breakfast.


One Sided said...

Thanks, I am spreading the notice, right after I take the time to act on the knowledge I have received.

davescriven said...

Thanks, One-Sided.