While reading a magazine one Sunday, I came across a story of a young lady who died at the age of 22. I then went upstairs to get dressed for an outing when I got lead into prayer. The above verse came to mind, but this time, God gave me a new understanding. I used to think it meant if we all (the entire world) humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, he will heal our land. But He revealed that It’s HIS PEOPLE, His chosen ones- the body of Christ, we the church, we who have decided to follow Jesus- His disciples, will humble ourselves, change our ways and pray, He will hear and answer us. If we die to ourselves, draw sincerely closer to Jesus and seek first his kingdom- pray for our nation! He will heal our land. He will heal those who struggle with depression- mental illness. Those who struggle with addiction to alcoholism, materialism, pornography, drugs, will be healed. When we learn to be selfless and put others before ourselves, be the brother that’s always at home with the father, and pray for the prodigal sons and daughters that are lost. Dive a little deeper in our walk knowing God is a good God and faithful to keep his promises to us, provide for and protect us while we are out in the fields working hard to bring home those who have strayed. God said if WE who are called by his name shall give him our worries, and trust him to take care of them/ us then humble ourselves and pray for our land, he will heal it.
Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we have the power to change the world, do we realize that?? We have power in our tongue to stop sex trafficking, abductions, mass shootings, divisions, divorce. We have the power to heal our brothers and sisters, mentally and physically. We, the church has the power to stop witchcraft. We can conquer and accomplish so much if we only humble ourselves before God, trust him, be selfless, and open our mouths. When something has been healed, it’s returned to its correct state. Our correct state is a close relationship with God and wholeness. The definition for healed is to restore to original purity: to make free from injury or disease: to make sound or whole: to make well again.
We complain about all that is going on; we cry about it, we say we are tired but are we really? We are so tired that some of us have become angry and rebellious. We have become cold and bitter. We are taking matters into our own hands in seeking revenge. We are so tired that we’ve given up! Believing that ‘this’ must be God’s will! It’s not God’s will for people with a promising future to die at a young age; He promised us long full life! He promised that no longer will people at 100 years be called old- that tells me we can live to be 100! ( Isai 65:20)Can we be tired through humility?? So tired that we go before God waving white flags as a sign that we are surrendering and ready to go to war HIS way. Love, I know this isn’t an easy race, Philippians 2:13 says “For God is at work within us giving us the DESIRE to do what pleases him, then helping us to obey.” So you see, all we have to do is say YES & AMEN! Then the process will begin. We don’t have to fear sending our children to school, going to Walmart or take a vacation because of what’s going on in the world. We can be tired enough to take a stand and pray. I pray that the Spirit moves you to join me at home, at work, in the office or on the floors, in your quiet time, going for a walk, sitting on the bus or driving, wherever you are, in prayer asking God to heal our Land? He says the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective ( Jas 5:16 NIV.) Remember also that 5 of us will chase 100, and 100 of us will chase 10,000 and all our enemies will fall beneath our sword- (which is our word, our prayers (Lev 26:8 NLT.) Gosh, can you imagine the damage..ehem, the healing and reconciliation that can happen if 1 million of us were to die to ourselves, be on one accord and pray for our land???
PRAYER! God, I’ve always chased after my own needs, today I want to set time aside to pray for the healing of our nation and healing for my people. I know it is a concern of yours and I want to make it an interest of mine as well. Please help me daily, to yield any amount of my time to pray your will and desires. I bring myself as your vessel, to take up your easy yoke and light burdens Lord, you promise they will be light. Share your heart with me, and help me to listen attentively as Mary did at your feet. In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen.