Today is pray that America endorses Biblical principles day in our 40 days of prayer. After we read the scriptures, Grace led us in prayer. She leads beautiful prayers and remembers more needs than I do. Right in the middle of the prayer she prayed these words, “Lord, the world does not have Jesus but the world does have Christians.”
I’m not against prayer for America or any other place in the world but the task of changing the mind set of peoples and nations is in the hands of those who have the Bible in the first place. If America is not abiding by Biblical principles then those responsible for sharing the good news of Jesus have not been doing their job. The world does have Christians but too often the Christians are more of a problem than a solution. If the people with the Bible don’t live by its principles how can they provide leaven for an unleavened loaf?
Maybe while we’re praying for America we need to be praying for the Christians in America to live more like Christ and less like Americans. What good is salt if it can’t preserve? What power is a light that’s hiding under a basket? How will America, much less the world know the power of God if his representatives are silent about that power?
“As you go into the world tell the world the good news of Jesus.”
“Let your light so shine among men that they may glorify the Father.”
“You are the salt of the earth.”
“You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Samaria, and the uttermost parts of the world.”
“Those that were scattered in the persecution took the word and shared it wherever they went.”
So, Christian friend, is your salt salty, your light bright, your voice loud, your example clear? The world is without Christ but filled with Christians. Think about it.