I’m reading the book, “The Next Great Move of God,” by Jennifer LeClaire and, although I’ve only gotten through the foreword and introduction, I have been stirred and convicted.
I’ve learned that George Washington used a banner on his navy ships during the American Revolution proclaiming, “An Appeal to Heaven,” in recognition that only God could bring about victory. That is such an affirmation of the faith upon which our country was founded. This book speaks to the need for Americans, specifically the Christian church, to wake up and engage in spiritual warfare against the darkness consuming our land.
I’ve been struggling with my own cowardice in the face of the increasing assaults on Christianity. I fear to speak out because I don’t want to offend or alienate my friends who are more liberal or progressive Christians. I hold back, afraid to get into murky political waters, but that has to stop.
Christians on all sides of the political and theological spectrum need to bind together around the one point upon which we all agree: Jesus Is the Living Son of God and Our Risen Lord. We must put aside our differences until after the battle is won, when we can afford to debate the non-essentials, remembering that only the eternal is essential.
Joshua 1:9 reminds us to be strong and courageous. I appeal to Heaven that I may be equal to the task.
Won’t you join me in praying for God to bring about a new awakening in His church in America?
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