Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Daily Light - December 7, 2010

Daily Light from the Lighthouse

"Restore us, O LORD God of hosts; cause Your face to shine,
and we shall be saved!"
Psalm 80:19

The prayer for revival and restoration can constantly be heard in the presence of God. There is something in this nature of ours that tends to stray from even that which we know is best. The hymn writer put it perfectly when he said, "Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it; prone to leave the God I love." It doesn't seem to make any sense that man would wander away from a holy God which has given them the very breath of life, but it obviously occurs all too frequently.
This psalm is a prayer of restoration for the nation of Israel, but I believe that it could also be a prayer of restoration for our nation as well. This nation like the children of Israel had been led by a divine mandate at its beginning. There was no liberty or freedom apart from God Almighty, and every blessing of its inception was from the hand of God's will. However, also like the nation of Israel, this nation has all but forgotten the goodness of God. We have given ourselves over to greed and power to the detriment of our economy and more importantly to the morals of our nation. Most would think that this is the result of corrupt politicians, but I believe that the corruption started within the church and not Washington D.C. In many places the Word of God has been compromised by those who once called on His name. Power and prestige is even the desire of many in the pulpits of our nation.
If a restoration is to come to this nation, it must begin at the house of God. God's people must spend a sacrificial amount of time in prayer and fasting before God. There needs to be weeping heard between the porch and the altar once again. Many that stand in pulpits to preach need to acknowledge the words of Solomon when he said "let our words be few". We must spend more time in prayer than we do in preaching. Congregations need to desperately seek the face of God for a reviving of God's Holy Spirit within the body of Christ. A fresh breath of God's power is without any doubt most urgently needed. God can save and deliver us from this self-inflicted coldness of the soul, but we must earnestly seek Him while He may be found.
May you call on God for restoration today!

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