About five years ago, I got into my car with my kids after church and let them know that the Lord was all over me…that Mama wouldn’t be talking much, just praying. Truly, out of my belly was flowing rivers of living water, and I had no clue what all I was praying about at that time. When we arrived at my precious in-laws’ house for lunch, I let my husband know that I had to stay outside for a little while…the hand of the Lord felt so heavy upon me. I lay in a hammock praying in the Spirit for I don’t know how long. As the river began to slow, I asked the Lord to please speak to me. I looked up at two tree branches above me growing in opposite directions and felt in my spirit that the Lord was saying this nation is about to be split in two.
Of course, I wondered if this was really Him, as we always do. A couple of months later, after the election, I saw a headline that stated almost verbatim that this nation was split in two: 50/50. I thought this was all that I needed to glean from that overwhelming moment in time. However, this morning this memory freshly surfaced, and my thoughts were filled with all of the division and hatred going on right now.
A divided house cannot stand. If the enemy can divide us, he can conquer us. If my heart is divided, I am defeated. If my house is divided, we are defeated. If this nation is divided, it cannot stand.
Jesus prayed that His body would be one. I choose to stand in agreement with Him and pray that we are one, that the unity of the body of Christ will affect this nation…not the other way around.
“If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
Father, I cry out for unity…within each heart, household, and church. I cry out for unity in Your body, and unity in my nation. Let hatred be conquered by love. Help us to truly love one another. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Chronicles 7:14