NOTE: This blog was posted just prior to news breaking about yet another school shooting in the America. Yet one more thing that cuts right to the heart…
What is it that truly stirs your soul? What causes your heart to break and moves you to take action?
A friend of mine was on a plane flying from the US to a Central American nation. When my friend struck up a conversation with the passenger sitting next to him he asked, “what brings you down to (names country)?” The American businessman responded, “where else can you get a 17 year old for less than $50?”
A few months ago I read a story of three siblings, all under the age of 4, who were left to die in an abandoned shed. Thankfully after a day/night in the vacated property a neighbor heard their voices.
These are the types of stories that rock me. I tear up just thinking about kids feeling alone, abandoned and without hope. My heart aches for those teens (here and abroad) that are being sold for the perverse pleasure of others.
I know that many think that they have the answers: programs, better teaching, politics, law and the like. But in order to get to the answers, we must first with the cause…
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles. -Romans 1:21-23
My friend, Timothy Eldred, recently went to DC to see what others thought would produce the changes needed to make our nation a better place. Check out the answers:
Though better teaching, programs and political changes may be part of the solution, the bottom line is we need to begin by crying!
Cry out to God. Ask in desperation. Unite in our hope that God is much bigger than mankind’s depravity.
I am humbled to be part of a movement and to represent such a worthy cause. I anticipate a mighty work of God and I want to see more than One Million of us on our figurative (or literal) knees, in the month of October.
Please spread the word. Talk to your lead Pastor and get the entire congregation behind a movement that takes but a few moments each day (Pray31 materials guide you through specific requests for each state over the 31 days of October).
I know we can’t change the hearts of others through politics and programs. But we know the Author who is full of compassion and wants to see all turn to Him!
Do whatever it takes in September (believe me, start praying now, don’t wait until October), but let’s get the word out now, so that in October we see as many as possible joining the movement! I have included all the different links you can pass on to others below.
Pray31 website/resources: http://onemillionpray.com