II Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
During the development of this ministry burden, the Lord made it clear to me that the problems of our nation may be largely our fault. We have bemoaned society’s shortcomings, but should first examine our internal shortcomings. We as Christians have often failed in our basic citizenship responsibilities to be humble, prayerful, expectant, and pure. If we fail to exhibit these characteristics, then why should we expect our nation to be more aligned with the will of God? Consequently, II Chronicles 7:14 reminds us that the potential for national healing rests squarely on the shoulders of believers. Will our shoulders bear this burden now better than in the recent past? America needs them to and God wants them to.
The process that brought me to a realization of the need for PLUS was akin to that which brought me to understand my need for salvation eight years ago. While our first resort in the midst of life’s challenges should be to turn to God, often it is our last resort. Starting PLUS was an acknowledgement that I can do nothing to overcome the problems of our nation and instead should surrender completely to Him. This path should be recognizable as the one on which we traveled to come to Christ. Similarly, I hope that you realize the need for PLUS out of a spirit of desperation for our nation.
How can we powerfully demonstrate true Christian citizenship? We can spend a few minutes at lunchtime in specific prayer for the United States and invite others to join us.