Below is my response to a reader’s comment made to my post on “Being an Agent of Change”. As I began to make a simple reply, it just kept coming and I believe the Lord would have me to share it as a post with minor changes. So here goes…
I would like to comment on the “school prayer” issue. I believe that prayer being removed from the schools is the effect of spiritual decline and not the cause; surely it has contributed to further the decline.
What caused the removal of prayer from the schools? I believe it is the spiritual force of the enemy that is behind every wicked thing that is in the world today (the devil). We cannot blame it on a person or an entity (government). It is the devil–plain and simple! Now the question is: What are we (Believers) going to do about it?
We have to stop ‘blaming’ everyone and everything but the one who is truly responsible. He (the devil) uses everyone and everything at his disposal—including you and me. It is our responsibility to resist and bind him…to render him powerless in our lives. However, we cannot do that if we are looking to blame people. In the parable of the ‘tares’, it is said that “an enemy has done this.” So, let’s go after the enemy…starting with every ‘ungodly’ thing in us.
Father, please forgive us for everything that displeases you and remove all ungodliness from within us. Help us to be the light of the world, the salt of the earth, and the living example of a loving God Who doesn’t want anyone to perish!
In Jesus’ Name, thank you! Amen!Have Faith1st ©2013 Faith1st Ministries Click the logo below to listen to my audio podcast