Unite the USA
8/30/17 at 08:15 PM 0 Comments

7 Truths and Tips to Make America Godly  and Great  Again

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So, in case you haven't noticed, the coarsening of our culture has failed to improve life. (So-called modern morals only hearken to the forgotten, failed societies of centuries past.) The loving and protective commandments were given by God for a reason. (Major understatement.) Let's follow Him and not the cultural whim. Amen?

Even during horrendous tragedies and catastrophic events (i.e. in Texas), many Americans continue to share sarcastic memes and unkind comments which unveil ugly heart conditions. Oh, how it hurts our hearts to see! And can you imagine how it affects the heart of God?

Let's put it bluntly and Biblically: People desperately need Jesus. All of us. And we believers need to start sharing the Gospel more and more without feeling ashamed or like we need to make it hard. Here are 7 Truths and Tips to Make America Godly and Great Again:

Believe the Bible -Not the Media Bias. Often, certain media edit out Christian comments from inspirational news items. (We know it from experience: As authors and recording artists, we have been interviewed hundreds of times.) Just remember that God is still working. Mightily. And the Good News is spreading -whether in the news or not. Prayer is powerful. Christ remains King. Be encouraged! Many are serving Him with action. For example, we believe donating to Samaritans Purse is a wonderful way to partner with fellow Christians who are on-site helping Texas. (Go to https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-harvey/.)

Live and Love Like Jesus, Who Remains with You. Feel alone in trying to make a difference? Or, worse yet, do you feel defeated? You're not alone. God is with you. And many believers are still making a difference in America. We need to remember that mega-good is done by countless true Christians who go unnoticed by the media. Remember: God knows who are His. And "...the Lord sees not as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart" (I Samuel 16:7, AMP). We are so thankful for that fact!

American Churches Need to "Be Real" without Making a Big Deal about Being Real. We're not pastors. But we are saved daughters of the King. Jesus saved us! And we're millennials who just want people to know Him, too. He is so good...beyond-description awesome! How could we not share about Him? We're not perfect, but He is!

So, as millennials who love Jesus (who first loved us), let us say it bluntly: Churches just need to share Jesus. Share the Gospel. They don't need to jazz up the message. They just need to share the message without messing around with it. The Gospel is more than enough. It's not about trying to act real or market it. It's about authenticity. It's about being real without making a big deal about being real. Loving God and loving others...

Repentance from Sin (which always hurts us) and Acceptance of God's Son (who loves us and wants what is best for us). Repentance from sin and acceptance of God's Son must be shared without apology. We love our local church, and we really thank God for it. (We feel so blessed to grow in Christ there.) But there are other churches that need to return to sharing the Bible without apology.

Apply the Word to the World and Not the World to the Word. As we've said before, it's time for America's churches to apply the Word to the world instead of the world to the Word. It's time to love God and love others with His love --regardless of whether they look different or are in an opposing party. (Remember that "love your enemies" part?) While never enabling evil, we must love others with His love.

Come to Christ, Who Will Come Again. Instead of coming up with what feels good to believe, people need to know the truth about who God is: He is good, holy, true, all-powerful, all-knowing, omnipresent, and beyond-description loving. He is more than enough! And remember: He is coming again!

Only Jesus Can. Please, America, stop thinking it's good enough to come up with concepts that are just feel-good lies. Come to Christ, who loves you and died in your place so that you could be set free from death and the tyranny of sin. Good policies can help, but they certainly can't save us. Only Jesus can. "So repent [change your inner self-your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God-seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day];" (Acts 3:19, AMP).
There. We said it. And we believe it. Let's live it!

God bless you always,
Stacie Stoelting and Carrie Stoelting
Sisters and founders of Unite the USA

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