I posted this article a number of years ago. But as I read over it, I saw how appropriate it is for where we are right now as a nation. Please read it prayerfully as you celebrate this great holiday.
We’re living in troubled times; that’s beyond question. In spite of this, I still believe that the United States of America is the greatest nation on earth in which to live. I’m very grateful to God for the privilege I have to live here.
Memorial Day is the day all Americans should reflect upon the price that so many men and women have paid for our freedom. As I think about this, I can see what our role as believers should be.
There are so many complainers who gripe about what’s going on around us. There are Christians pointing fingers and blaming various groups for the problems we face. That’s not the Biblical response that we should take.
When Israel was defeated because of her sin and went into captivity, godly Jews were affected. What were they told to do?
“Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”
First and foremost, we must pray for our nation. Complaining doesn’t solve anything. All it does is to bring division and more problems.
As a matter of fact, I can’t think of anything that will work effectively in the natural. There has never been a vote that brought about lasting change. There’s no candidate that will turn our nation back to God.
The only solution is for God’s people to get on their knees and pray. Then we’ll see the results that only the Holy Spirit can orchestrate. As believers, we need to be found doing what only we can do – interceding for our country.
As we do our part, God will see that we’re taken care of, no matter what’s happening around us. When these things came upon Israel, they were in the same position. Listen to what God spoke to the faithful.
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
There is also a second assignment that we’ve been given from the Lord. It’s an outgrowth of the first. As we spend time in prayer, the Lord will show us His heart. We’ll hear from heaven concerning what we need to do and say.
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me.”
As we spend time in the spirit, we must warn our nation of what lies ahead. I believe that God informs His people about things that will happen in the future. He wants us to be prepared for what’s coming – good or bad.
It’s not the time to sleep or party, spiritually speaking. We must become the laborers in the fields that He’s called us to be.
These are important days in America. We’re placed here by God for this time in history. Don’t let it be said of us that we let the enemy have our nation without a fight.
This Memorial Day, thank God for the servicemen and women who help protect our freedom. But more than that, take some time to pray for our nation. Seek the Lord’s spiritual healing for America.
Question: What can you do to fight the spiritual battle for America’s heart?
© 2020 Nick Zaccardi