Friday, May 15, 2009

I Can't

  • I can't solve our world's economic crisis.
  • I can't solve our world's spiritual crisis.
  • I can't make our world's leaders make right choices.
  • I can't nominate the right person for the Supreme Court.
  • I can't make people understand the value of a human life.
  • I can't stop wars.
  • I can't erase famine and poverty.
  • I can't turn a world that seems upside down, right side up.

Here's what I can do.

  • I can stand for righteousness.
  • I can humble myself before God.
  • I can ask for forgiveness.
  • I can ask that God will be merciful to His children.
  • I can call on the Sovereign Lord of the universe to change what I can't.

....and YOU can too! I just finished reading a letter from our Pastor with a reminder to wake up, pray for God's forgiveness, and pray for a generation that is growing up not knowing who God is, what it means to be a Christian, and understanding that there is only ONE way, and that is through Jesus Christ. Focus on the Family has also issued a request that we not have just a National Day of Prayer, but a National Year of Prayer. I believe God is challenging me to pray daily for our nation and the place we find ourselves today. Will you join me? I will try to post a reminder every week, to keep myself accountable to do this daily.

"If I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by my name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land." II Chronicles 7:13-14

Please notice this is not talking to those that do not know the Lord, but those that belong to HIM. It is my prayer that you will be willing to join me daily. I know this has been a little heavy, but God calls us to obedience, and for me, this time obedience means sharing what He has put on my heart. Have a blessed weekend. Jackie


Jennifer said...

What a great post! I've caught myself several times in just the last few days telling friends I don't really watch or follow the news because it is just so aggravating....almost as if burying my head in the sand is a righteous thing to do - well, its not! I have to care....and I have to pray and, as you said - stand for righteousness!! Thanks so much!!

Dawn Jenkins said...

I ditto Jennifer's comments. I agree it is time for us to RISE UP AND CALL ON THE GREAT I AM!!! Thanks for the reminder (BTW - cute ticker girlfriend!!!)

Patsy said...

Jackie, this post is wonderful. Our world is in a mess, and the only way out is through our loving Saviour. You can count on me to pray daily with you and I will bring others. Have a blessed weekend!!!!

Christine said...

I'm behind you all the way!
You can count on me also!

sherri said...

I'm with you Jackie! Thanks for such a great post. I do worry about my kids and the grandkids I will hopefully have one day. Yes, we all need to pray fervently!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Blogs are for sharing our hearts, right? These are very wise words and I love the verse too. Thanks for posting it!

Dawn Gahan said...

Jackie, thank you for all your sweet comments about Harleigh, the rehearsal dinner, my tags.

I think a year of prayer is a wonderful challenge. It scares me to think of this generation . . . just how many teens are lost and heading in the wrong direction. Having a home steeped in faith and morals is not the norm these days. I pray every day that children and teens are led to God.


Jessica Morris said...

I can't believe Blaine never mentioned your blog!! He knows I have one. :)
I have spent the last little bit reading through your old blog posts - I love your owl mat that you got!! It's so cute!
And I love your yard sale and thrift store finds :) If you're ever here on a weekend and Blaine is busy we should go yard saleing together!
I am so glad you found my blog and said hi as now I have found yours :)

When will you be in Augusta again?