Deeper Day 161: Phoenix

I have often commented lately that it feels like the world is on fire. I felt this way as we labored through the Covid 19 “full stop” that occurred and now I feel it even more as we watch the waves of rioters literally trying to destroy buildings with fire. It’s been devastating to watch and feels so unnecessary. Peaceful protests are fine, but a line has been crossed and the vision of many is blurred.

As I have spent much time crying out to the Father for our country and calling it back to life. I have felt stirred in the deepest of places to say, “God, I know You aren’t finished with America yet, so bring her back to life.”

Then I saw it…out of the ashes, a phoenix rising. I’ve written about it before, but here is the same vision again, except this time it’s over our country.

America is not finished. There is a fierce spiritual battle over this nation. Have you ever asked yourself why? I believe it’s because America is the last bastion of hope and freedom in the world. There is no other country like it. It was established by God to represent His kingdom to the earth, but somewhere many lost that vision. Remember it was for religious freedom that the pilgrims left and landed in America. We established ourselves with Biblical principles and intentionally as “One Nation Under God”.

We may have lost our way for a season, but in my heart, I hear God saying, “It’s not over yet.” I feel with all my heart that the remnant here is far larger than the ones set on destroying our fine country.

It’s time to awaken the phoenix. It’s time to arise and wake the sleeping bride. It’s our time to rise up from the ashes around us and to take one step at a time back to the heart of the Father and His plan for America. Will you do it? Are you willing to recapture the promise?


Instead of a prayer moment, today I want to remind you of this song…

America the Beautiful

O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain                                                            For purple mountains majesty above the fruited plain                                                                 America! America! God shed His grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood        From sea to shining sea.


When the wicked thrive, so does sin, but the righteous will see their downfall. Proverbs 29:16

An angry man stirs up dissension, and a hot-tempered one commits many sins. A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honor. The accomplice of a thief is his own enemy; he is put under oath and dare not testify. Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe. Many seek an audience with a ruler, but it is from the Lord that man gets justice. The righteous detest the dishonest; the wicked detest the upright.  Proverbs 29:22-27