My heart was grieved on Valentine’s Day when yet again there another mass killing. Later that day, I found myself praying for some little inconvenience in my life, when I had a moment of guilt as the stark realization hit me: There are people with real problems in this world, and I'm asking God about this minor issue of my computer crash.
Though some will fiercely argue differently, guns are not the issue. Those “thoughts and prayers” that people are now criticizing in memes and tweets? If there was a lot more prayer in America, thoughts would change. Like my prayer mentioned above, too many times our prayers are a few minutes for our own comfort, instead of spending an hour or so on our knees in deep intercession for our nation. How many of us are fasting for America? I daresay not enough when I look at the evil surrounding us. How many churches have weekly prayer meetings? And those churches that do, how many attend? Of those who attend, how much time is spent talking, and how much time is spent in prayer?
We can't change an amendment thinking that it will change hearts. We can't address mental illness without recognizing that some things defined as illness is just pure evil allowed in by a nation whose back is toward God Almighty. Our youth live in a world where the Bible has lost its authority and our churches house “Christians” who behave like the world. Children are desensitized by violent movies and video games. There are no longer clear-cut guidelines for them to know if they are male or female…their basic identity! Is it any wonder that some of them are mixed up enough to be labeled mentally ill with issues that follow them into adulthood? Is it any wonder that they turn to drugs and alcohol because they aren’t finding what they need in a world that appears just as mixed up as they are?
At this point, I can't even care that I am not taking a popular stand. It's the truth. America is “taking a knee” for the wrong reasons, and standing around arguing on how to fix evil while suggesting that prayer won’t do any good, but if you make guns illegal, criminals will suddenly obey all laws. It’s time for a lot more thought-changing prayer because no one is letting go of their guns, not the good guys, and not the bad guys.
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No One Is Letting Go Of Their Guns...
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