Thursday, September 9, 2010

We need You, Lord: Your Call

Our soldiers are fighting and dying for your right to burn the flag or koran or Bible. But, is it smart?

It is hard for us to wrap our minds around destroying something sacred, because while we see the Bible as God's Word to us, it is still a book, and not to be worshipped. We are to worship God with all our heart, soul and mind. I agree with Sarah Palin, book burning is usually a negative message. And if/when the government starts telling pastors what they can and cannot say and do, we have a big problem.

Dear Heavenly Father,
Is it time to ignite a war with the muslims?
This pastor in Florida says he is praying for direction. Please make it clear to him whether he should burn the 200 korans people have sent him or not.
On the one hand, we cannot expect muslims to know peace, love, justice because they are in darkness. But, on the other hand, we need to find a way to shut down sharia law in our country, and make the muslims respect other nations, and treat their women and children with respect.
Does what this pastor in Florida is planning to do further the Gospel of Jesus Christ? What would Jesus do? Did Jesus ever order the burning of sorcery books? Did Jesus ever motivate some soldiers to go clean up the Holy Land and stop the murders there during the Crusades? Liberals want to re-write history and say the Crusades were bad. People were being murdered in the Holy Land. Why is it wrong to stop murder?
Your Will Be Done. You control the weather. You control history, and we long for the day You set all things right, and establish Your peaceful rule of the nations for one thousand years. You are also the God of Elijah. Elijah did not throw the false priests books on the alters, but the false priests were executed. How would You have us stand against sharia law and the muslims? Only You, Lord, can bring a spiritual solution to this clash of world views. Please protect our soldiers as they try to bring order to Iraq, and Afghanistan. And wherever our soldiers are stationed around the world, please protect them, and make them successful in bringing peace so that Your Gospel can be shared. If a dark place will not allow the Gospel, then please bring our soldiers home from that dark place, and give them a clear mission where they can do Your Good.
Your Way means nations respecting nations. Thank You for blessing our nation with the resources available to help the poor, the sick, the widow and the orphan. Please help us stand against those who abuse women, and enslave their people. We need You Lord, to open the eyes of the teachers in our country to teach our children patriotism, respect for the Constitution, respect and love of Biblical principles, and most of all, we need You Lord, to soften and open the hearts and minds all over the world to accept Your Son as Savior, Lord, King of kings, who died for the sins of the entire world.
In Jesus Name I pray. Amen.

1 comment:

joyce said...

and I keep thinking about how we respectfully dispose of a flag by burning it. we don't just throw it in the trash. but, I have seen all the pictures from cross burnings to nazi book burning comparisons.

it is like radical islam needs something to rage about.