9.11.2001 – What were you doing on this day? Where were you? I can remember being in band class in the 8th grade at Stanfield Elementary School. When we got word that there had been a terrorist attck and the first plane had hit one of the WTC towers, we went into one of the 1st or 2nd grade classrooms and turned in the TV to get news on what events had just taken place (and to watch the unpredicted events that were still yet to occur).
I pray that the Lord will be with the families that were affected by the plane hijackings. Lord, bless those families that lost loved ones, be with the rescue personel that risked there lives to save others, bless our nation and help us to prevent something like this from ever happening again, and help our nation turn our eyes back to You O’ Lord. Our country was built on a biblical foundation, Lord help us not to forget that foundation; if we do, then our nation will crumble.
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.
I saw this quote on a t-shirt a while back and fell in love with it because it grabbed my soul:
Why do you allow so much violence in our schools?
a concerned student.
Dear Concerned Student,
I’m not allowed in schools.
This shirt speaks the truth. America has taken God out of almost everything today. They have taken Him out of our schools and government buildings. And now they are trying to take Him out of the pledge of allegiance. They have EVEN taken God out of most of our churches today.
Do we as a nation no longer fear God? The Bible says to not be for God is to be against Him. What will it take to turn the tides?
When will we stop running the world and let God do it? Come on, He created it; do you not think He can run it the right way?
I received this in an email today. Graham’s prayer is the prayer that we all should pray. It shows that he strongly believes that our world has become corrupt in its ways.
“Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that is exactly what we have done.. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare… We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics.. We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and Set us free. Amen!”
America needs to wake up and realize that God is and has always been and will always be in control. If our nation does not recognize this, then we are headed for sudden destruction. We can either to chose to be for God (100%, no luke-warm) or we can be against Him. I know whose team I want to be on. We need to remember what happened to the Israelites because they did not obey God. They spent over 200 years in bondage in Egypt and then spent 40 years wondering in the wilderness.
If our nation insists on living by fleshly desires, fornicating, indulging in alcohol and drugs, aborting unborn humans, murdering, etc. , then we will find ourselves in the same punishment that the Israelites went through. How much more does God have to do to get our attention? As a nation, we have had several economic hardships, natural disasters (eathquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, floods, etc.) that has taken many lives. What is it going to take to get our attention.
We can no longer consider our nation a Christian nation. We have turned our backs on God. Let’s pray that America will turn back to God before God turns His back on America.