America Needs Spiritual Renewal – We Have The Opportunity With The Coronavirus

I am a Christian.. I love the Lord and I believe He is the Savior of the world. I believe the Bible. With that said, I try to be tolerant of others. I try not to judge. We are living in a day of religious diversity and I try to understand that.
I don’t agree with everything that I hear from many Pastors today.. But, I do believe that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world.
With all that said… I have thought for some time that the United States of America needs spiritual renewal. I hesitate to use the word “revival”… although I guess that is what I’m saying. I’m not referring to an experience where everyone walks down the aisle… I’ve seen that before and while some of it sticks, lots of it doesn’t.
No, what I am talking about is Christians become convicted of the need to practice the teachings of Christ. To be kind to one another… to have compassion for our fellow man… to be honest… to help one another… to stop pointing fingers at one another… to live like Jesus.
I believe that is needed in this nation. Without being judgmental… I think most people would agree that some things are off in our country.
It’s tough for employers to find good, reliable employees. We often have very unrealistic expectations. We want the moon and may even feel a little entitled to it. Many young people have been raised in a home where there is little, if any respect for authority.
Holli and I were talking about this recently… there is going to have to be one generation of parents who, although they may not have been disciplined, will restore discipline in the home.
So, you may ask… “where is all this going?”
I do not believe the Lord sent the Coronavirus. Now, many of you may differ and that is your prerogative. I don’t feel that way but that is my opinion.
I do believe the Lord can use it and may already be.
In my relatively short time on this earth I have noticed that people often have to be shaken in order to change. We were shaken at 9/11 and there was change… for a little while.. but then, things got back to normal.
Well, we are being shaken again. I have no idea how long all of this will last but, I believe the Lord may use it.
We love sports.. I love sports… and yes, I believe sports has become a god for Americans. But, we don’t have sports for a while now. I’m not suggesting God took the sports away… although He could… but I do believe the Lord can use this time of no sports to draw us back to Him.
America must change… America must have heart change. The Republicans nor Democrats can do that. It has to come from our hearts.
There is a verse in the book of II Chronicles that speaks to my heart. It’s been quoted for years by Christians. It reads, “If my people who are called by My name, will humble themselves and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways; I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land” (7:14).
God wants to renew our hearts… may that begin during this time of national crisis.

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