The Fountain Day 36: She is still beautiful

There have been many wars.  There have been many conflicts internally.  We have faced death and risen unified for victory.  We have seen God’s blessing and have felt the grip of the enemy working to divide us.  But one thing is for certain…

America is still beautiful.

She’s a land worth standing against the Goliath’s of the day to protect, a land worth fighting to keep.  With my sling and my stone, I would stand alone if necessary. 

I remember the moment when God told me that I was to stand for America. The moment He told me that it was the nation to which I was sent.  I was very young when this occurred, and it has stayed with me all these years.  It was a long time ago, when many others were called to other nations, and some acted as if this calling was somehow, “less than”…but in recent years, it has become the cry of many. 

Suddenly, the call of God on my heart is validated by the masses.  It never needed to be, but it has been. 

America the beautiful. 

I wonder sometimes, where we would be if we had stood for her stronger in years past, instead of only discipling the nations…and leaving out our own.  I wonder where we might be if we weren’t lulled to inactivity by all the comfort and convenience in our lives.  It really doesn’t matter anymore because now we have found ourselves in the battle of a lifetime.  Will we stand and fight for the country that has afforded us so much, or will we lie down and allow the enemy to succeed under the guise of loving our neighbor?

Strong words, I know…but these words are necessary.  It is a pure perversion of scripture to proclaim that loving our neighbor means violating God’s word over our life.  God told me not to wear a mask…very clearly, He told me.  He said I was a conduit of His voice, and I was not to be muzzled.  So, I didn’t wear one.  I watched Him continually make it possible for me to go unmasked.  I was passed over at times when others were forced to comply.  It has been amazing.  The time I flew and was forced to “wear” one, I kept it down as much as possible and had peace about walking in the freedom of heaven.  His grace extended over those moments.  Other times, I have just stayed away from things…this wasn’t a problem as I’ve been called to do that often.  To walk the unbeaten path and come away with Him.  Freedom is the cry of my bones.  America is my homeland and I refuse to bow to the enemy powers at work within her.  She needs deliverance, that is a worth the fight.

God, today I stand alongside Your angel armies and say, “Send me!!  I will go!”.  I refuse to bow to the enemy of my soul.  I refuse to comply with fear and anxiety.  I choose freedom.  I choose You.  You alone have authority over my life.  Under Your wing I find shelter and safety.  I want to live in full agreement with Your Spirit.  Release authority, wisdom, and courage over my life.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?”  And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”  Isaiah 6:8

See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.  For My own sake, for My own sake, I do this.  How can I let myself be defamed?  I will not yield My glory to another.  Isaiah 48:10-11

And He Who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”  Also, He said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”  Revelation 21:5