Starting with an article posted here last week titled – Can We Mourn About The Florida Tragedy Properly? Please!!!!, I feel led to call for American’s to come together, but not in the old COEXIST way, but growing together in the love of Christ.
Let me mention, the article is directed at the church – those who call themselves followers of Jesus. If you don’t relate to that, you are free to read, and I hope you can take some, if not all of this to heart – but this is directed strictly at Christians.
First, we need to pray this scripture from 2 Chronicles 7:14 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.
Next, we need to look inwardly and ask ourselves what can I do – right now – to humble myself and seek the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ about this topic.
Then, we need to wipe away the barriers that divide us. We should be Christians first, and then those of us calling the United States home need to call ourselves Americans. No hyphens, no denominations, no race, nothing the separates us, we are AMERICANS first and that’s it.
One of the problems our country has is that even the church does things that divide not the world, but God’s church. We have white churches, black churches, hispanic churches, gay churches, and even denominations at times that HATE other denominations.
Racism, and any kind of hate, has no business in our world! I know there are plenty of things in our past that can and do divide us. Stop looking in the mirror and look forward. The past cannot be changed, but the future can change RIGHT NOW – and only you can change it. It’s not about what race we are, in the video below, Mandisa tells us we all “Bleed The Same”. Take the time to listen to the words, and start thinking this way.
Step back from the topic for just a second and let me address some things that are sure to be said.
- I’m not talking about COEXIST – this is to Christians.
- I’m not talking about condoning sin.
- I’m not talking about there being any way to heaven other than through Jesus Christ.
- I’m not talking about politics (that needs to get out of most topics).
- I’m not talking about conservative vs liberal.
- This is certainly not a feel good topic and I’m not singing Kumbaya.
- I’m not saying people don’t have legitimate issues with past history.
Finally, what I am saying, is that if we want to have America to be healed by the Lord, God Almighty, then we must move forward from this point in history on, and Do The Right Thing!
These three songs with videos are perfect, Bleed the Same by Mandisa with Toby Mac and Kirk Franklin; Love Broke Thru by Toby Mac; and We Believe by The Newsboys. I encourage you to watch the videos (they all tell a great story) while you listen too the music.
We can’t expect God to heal our nation, if we aren’t willing to put forth the effort on our own.