Are We Desperate Enough? - Greg Laurie Devotion - July 4, 2022

Monday, July 4, 2022

Are We Desperate Enough?

“This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (Romans 13:11 NLT).

When George Washington was fighting in the Revolutionary War as the general of the Continental Army, he had a special flag prepared with the words, “An Appeal to Heaven.” Washington understood that our only hope to become a nation was through God’s intervention. 

We still need to appeal to heaven for our nation today.

In 2 Chronicles 7:14, God says, “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” (NKJV).

There’s no question that God has blessed our nation in so many ways. We even sing about it: “America! America! God shed His grace on thee. And crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea.”

But I believe America needs to wake up spiritually. Romans 13:11 says, “This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed” (NLT).

It’s time for us to wake up. It’s time for us to turn back to God. Will God send a spiritual awakening to our country? I don’t know. I hope He does. I hope He sends one or two or three more.

Chuck Smith is regarded as the father of the last great spiritual awakening known as the Jesus Movement. I once asked him whether he thought we would ever see another Jesus Movement.

“I don't know, Greg,” he said. “I don’t know if we are desperate enough.”

How desperate are we for God to send another spiritual awakening? If we are desperate enough, then we’ll start praying about it. This Fourth of July, I’m praying that God will send another spiritual awakening to our nation. Will you join me in that prayer?

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