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Recently someone on my Facebook newsfeed asked how we can change the hostility, violence and division in our communities.
My response: PRAY
- Pray for the Lord to change the hearts of those who have committed, do and/or have the propensity to commit these horrendous acts, whether it is law enforcement officers, gang members or those distraught because of the brokenness in their spirits.
Also, stop pointing the finger and GET INVOLVED.
If each person who cast blame elsewhere were to get involved in some way, we would start to see the changes in our communities.
"What can I do to get involved?"
Answer: "what CAN'T you do?"
ONE person became the voice for many to initiate the Civil Rights Movement.
ONE person chose NOT to sit on the back if the bus.
ONE person initiated the petition to get the legalization of marijuana on the ballot, stirring others to follow suit
ONE person did the same for legalizing gay marriage, with others following suit
**I point the latter two as examples ONLY. I do NOT agree with them**
How many other ONE persons are responsible for entire movements?
YOU can be that ONE person to initiate the turning around in our communities and cause others to follow suit.
Furthermore, reverting back to my first response: if you are SAVED, having accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you have access to the Throne Room to touch the heart of God with your prayers that the sinner does not have. Use it; enter in.
It's been said that if we're not part of the SOLUTION, then we're part of the PROBLEM.
It's time to change our parts.
Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him.
II Chronicles 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 will forgive their sin and heal their land
Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.