As the stock markets continue riding rollercoaster after rollercoaster and reports show the economy spiraling downward, Americans are looking toward Heaven for signs of hope.
When asked “What are you praying for these days,” nearly half of Americans who responded listed either financial relief or a new job, according to a new online poll by Guideposts.com.
“Financial Relief,” the top response, was cited by 32 percent of respondents. Meanwhile, 20 percent of those polled said they were praying for the “United States and our leaders.” For 15 percent of respondents, a “New Job” was the most pressing prayer topic.
In my Bible on Friday of this week I came across this verse:
Hosea 5:15 I will go and return to my place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek my face: in their affliction they will seek me early.
I prayed and meditated on that verse and now that I have seen this poll I thought that I would share the following with you:
In Hosea God is going to return to His place–like leave–until the people will acknowledge their offense or sin and then seek His face. The verse says that God is going to allow His people to go through affliction to the point that they will decide to seek Him early.
I wonder as I love you and pray for you if God has this attitude about you and your needs. Have you become so materialistic and money minded that God has moved over to the side until you get in so much trouble that you will acknowledge your sin and seek Him?
I beg you to search for Him, turn from your “god” of prosperity, material things, popularity, etc and seek the God of Heaven. Tomorrow morning would be a good time to just that.
I will look for you at 9:30 and then again at 10:30 for the study of God’s Word and the fellowship with other men and women who are seeking God.