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“If my people, which are  called by my name, shall humble themselves,and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)

Why do we, as Christians,complain about how bad the world or society is?  They are doing what they know to do, which is follow their flesh and carnal desires.   Proverbs14:12 tells us that “There is a way that seems right to a man and appears straight before him, but at the end of it is the way of death.”  Some of them aren’t even trying to do right; they make it a point to do wrong.

The question is what are WE doing?  The opening scripture is my favorite scripture, because God speaks very clearly and discloses His expectations of HIS people.  At that time He was speaking to Solomon about His chosen people ( Israel), but now He is talking to us-----the children of God. (Note: It is important to note that everyone is NOT a child of God. Everyone is created by God and love by Him, but only those that call Him“Father” and have received Jesus as their Savior and Lord are His children. [John1:12-13])

God wants us to humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, THEN (and only then) will He hear from heaven,forgive OUR sins, and heal OUR land.  But we must remember that it is not about us. It’s about God, and He has order in the way He does things.  The first thing He says to do is to humble or submit ourselves to Him recognizing that He is God and there is none above Him.  We then must pray constantly seeking God’s guidance through the Holy Spirit that Jesus promised us (John 14:16-17).  It is only after we humble ourselves, pray, and seek Him that we can turn from our wicked ways. And it is only with His grace that we can walk in His ways.

God will then “hear” from heaven, or in other words, be “moved”and forgive our sins.  God will heal our land through US!!!!!  God wants HIS people to possess the land and bring change. We can’t just sit back and allow the devil and his messengers to run rampant through OUR land.  Christians must speak up and be the example that the world needs and God expects us to be. WILL YOU BE THE ONE?????

Lady Paula