Spirit & Life Devotional
Sunday, March 29
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
How To Change A Country
II Chronicles 7:14 NKJV “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
In the beginning, the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep, until the Spirit of God began hovering over the face of the waters. Then God went to work, and changed the earth, creating new things; and by the time He was done, He saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. Hallelujah!
What brings darkness and unpleasantness to a land? The answer is simple: sin. Whether we choose to acknowledge the truth or not, whenever a people begin to disregard God and to disobey Him, it doesn’t matter if they have the best technocrats, the greatest geniuses, etc, sooner or later, chaos would set in because except the Lord builds a nation, the efforts of the people are in vain! When things have been going wrong for a while, it is wisdom to seek to understand the real cause(s).
Lamentations 3:38-41 says, “Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that woe and well-being proceed? Why should a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search out and examine our ways, and turn back to the Lord; let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven.” Lamentations 3:31-33 also says, “For the Lord will not cast off forever. Though He causes grief, yet He will show compassion according to the multitude of His mercies. For He does not afflict willingly, nor grieve the children of men.” True change can never come by man’s efforts alone; only God can bring true change to a nation. Christians must humble themselves, individually and collectively, turn from their wicked ways, begin to do the word with sincerity, and seek God’s divine intervention; then true and amazing change will occur. God will begin to intervene in the affairs of our country in Jesus name.