Therefore tell the people: This is what the Lord Almighty says: "Return to me" declares the Lord Almighty,"and I will return to you" says the Lord Almighty. Zechariah 1:3
This what the Lod wants, again, at this moment, from all of us. To return to him. Is it not easy to see that our world is crumbling around us because of our turning, as a nation, away from Him?
Our God is a jealous God in that He wants to be the center of our lives and then, only then, can we add to them. He must be the primary motivating factor behind our government at every level; behind our family dynamics and child rearing; behind our work ethic; behind our financial policies and procedures at home, work and nationwide. He wants us to depend on Him and use the principles He set forth to live our lives in peace and prosperity.
He wants, more than anything, at this time, for our nation to return to Him. We, as a nation, are seeing and feeling the effects of edging God out of our daily lives and decisions. Jesus teaches us this in John 10:10 with this: I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep. All who ever came before me were thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate; whoever enteres through me will be saved. He will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
As we enter this new year, 2011, I am praying for the hope and future of our nation. We have all had enough heartache, enough set backs, enough pain over the course of the past few years. It's time to right this ship and return to God. The enemy has been in our camp for far too long; it's time for him to go. We, as a nation of individuals, must have our faith restored in God, not man.
We can have a life, filled with joy, peace and abundance if, and only if, we return to He that has created all of "this".