12/21/2012 2 Chron. 7:14 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.
We are God's people since we accepted Jesus as our Lord and Saviour. In this verse God was talking to Israel, and we know He speaks it to us also, since the New Testament tells us these are written as examples for us. So we are God's People and we are called by His name. We are Christians, Little Christ is the meaning of Christian.
We need to humble ourselves. Jesus is our Lord, and we are His Servants. We humble ourselves before Jesus, and give up our all. We give up all our rights, all our desires, we die to ourselves and come alive to Jesus. We find the more we are able to Humble ourselves, and die to self, and live to Christ, the happier we are. God's desire for us, is to be made to be like Jesus. By the power of the Holy Spirit working in our lives we are able to die to self, and live to Christ, We can do all things through Christ, But without Jesus we can not do anything.
We need to Pray. God has created us for fellowship with Him. We can and should talk with God every chance we have. God is very concerned about all our needs, and our peace, safety, and Joy. He also wants to help us be the kind of people we were created to be, and we long to become. Anything we ask God our Father, in the name of Jesus, according to God's will, He hears us, and will answer our prayer.
We need to seek God's Face. When we seek God's Face we are Adoring Him and Loving Him and Longing to bring pleasure to Him, the one we Love with all our Heart, all our Mind , all our Will, and all our Strength. We are living in such a way to please God, and see a smile on His Face, that shows He is pleased with us.
We are to turn from our wicked ways. Our Country has turned it's back on God. This we know by the fruit we see in a Country that refuses to allow prayer in Jesus name, and abortion is allowed. Of course there are many other things America needs to repent of along with these two. If we have sin in our life we need to repent right away, and get in a good relationship with God again. No sin is worth losing our Relationship with Jesus, or breaking our fellowship with Him.
Then God says He will hear from Heaven, Forgive our sin and Heal our land.
Father we pray that we will put you first in our lives, and that we will Humble ourselves, being dead to self and alive to you. We pray that we will walk in your Good and perfect will, and that we will Pray, Seek your Face, and Turn from our sin. In Jesus name we pray.