There is no question as to why our North American nations are in trouble.
Pray, God's people, pray!
2 Chron. 7:14
if my people, who are called by my name,
will humble themselves and pray and seek my face
and turn from their wicked ways,
then I will hear from heaven,
and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
So then, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner
will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.
Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup.
For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ
eat and drink judgment on themselves.
That is why many among you are weak and sick,
and a number of you have fallen asleep.
Repentance is the only resolution...
to acknowledge sin and confess
I'm looking forward to spring when buds begins to break and bear/bare their bloom!
All fruit and flower comes from the inside out!
What happens on the inside, you can bet without a doubt
Will soon show on the outside; of what we are all about
To deal with sickness-symptoms, without getting at the root
Is like putting a big band aid on an infected foot
To try to fix the problems that plague us we need to start
Where good or bad begins within the human-natured heart
How often we point at the proof of need with loud lament
But to address the issue is like chipping at cement
Unless we recognize the place where all true change begins
And first repent and believe in He who forgives our sins
A band aid hides the ugly truth but cannot cleanse the bod
A nation cannot heal until man’s heart is right with God
Futile to try to fix a foible from the outside in
For in the heart is where the troubles of this world begin
For sin, like an aggressive weed soon overtakes the whole
Lust, conceit, pride, fear, hatred, greed, the seed of sinful soul
And when its buds bear fruit, no words are needed to explain
Thus, without starting at the root, best efforts are in vain
Repentance is the only resolution; to confess
Then God will forgive and cleanse us from all unrighteousness
And only then, after we bow before the Lord of all
Are we prepared to be a vessel fitted for His call
For Who is on the inside, you can know without a doubt
Will soon show on the outside; of Who we are all about
© Janet Martin
Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites!
You clean the outside of the cup and dish,
but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence.