September 11th always tugs at my heart strings. I can remember exactly where I was when I began to realize what was happening in America. My heart still breaks for all of those directly impacted by the sheer evilness. I am certain it always will.
- Taken prayer out of school and any schooling event.
- Said it is ok to kill innocent babies.
- Changed God's definition of marriage.
- Decided that hooking up is acceptable and the right thing to do. (Hooking up-having sex with anyone and everyone.)
- Decided that it is perfectly acceptable to be entertained by things that break God's heart.
God is love-total and uninhibited love. However, He is not pushy. He gave His children free will. He does not want us to love Him because He forces us to. He wants us to love Him because we want to, because we know with all of our hearts that He is our Savior and we desperately need Him.
God is not a Jeanie in a bottle that is taken out when people need something. We cannot put Him in a neat and tidy box that fits nicely with our lives. He is not here to serve us. Rather, we should be serving Him with reverence and pure love.
Deuteronomy 11:26-28...Look, today I set before you a blessing and a curse: there will be a blessing if you obey the commands of the Lord your God I am giving you today, and a curse if you do not obey the commands of the Lord your God and turn aside from the path I command you today by following other gods you have not known.
As a country, we are not choosing God. Sadly, He has been pushed aside. It is time to drop to our knees in prayer for our country. We must pray diligently for hearts to return to God. We must pray for hearts to break over things that don't honor Him. We can no longer live in our quiet suburban neighborhoods and think it is the government's job to protect us. We have to stand for God and for His ways. We can no longer turn a blind eye to His ways and be complacent with what is happening in our country.
So the question to me is not where was God on 9/11, but where were we as a country?