Spiritual Power to Heal Our Divided Culture

Speaking to our politically divided nation, rife with scandal and moral corruption, Jim Denison's article about the January 2018 Federal Government shutdown offers surprising hope. He identifies five biblically-grounded steps that empower believers to change the nation.

"But here’s what we can do in these divisive days:

• Pray earnestly for the lost to turn to Jesus: “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved” (Romans 10:1).
• Emulate the “men of Issachar” who “had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do” (1 Chronicles 12:32).
• Model the integrity we wish to see in Washington: “We aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man” (2 Corinthians 8:21).
• Serve those with whom we disagree: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves” (Philippians 2:3).
• Make it our standard in every conversation and circumstance to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:15 NLT).

Can a movement of people living by these precepts make a real difference in our divided culture? Remember the small band of early Christians who “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6). Consider how much salt you need to season a meal and the size of a candle required to dispel the dark (Matthew 5:13-16).

Then ask yourself: “Who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” (Esther 4:14)."

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