I had shared yesterday that we as activists need more than mere appreciation. We need people to step into the fray and do what we are doing.
Someone responded to me with some excellent advice on this concern:
"I read your plea for sincere people to help you.
“Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4: 6)
"Most people and a lot of Christians don’t know how to get anything they need from their God. You do.
“Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” (Mark 11:24)
"Your Father in Heaven knows the zeal you have to change conditions for the good of the people. In fact, I’m guessing He gave that interest to you. Moses, King David, even Jesus were called to change things for the people and to glorify God.
"But they had to work with poor, ignorant, weak, fearful people! When you read about how they and others went about accomplishing those things, you will notice that most of their conversation about to do that was between them and God. Actually, God had given up on the Israelites and was ready to destroy and start over when Moses was smart enough to plea for mercy for them (Moses was a prototype of Jesus).'
"When you want or need something from you Father in Heaven don’t go to the people. Ask him for people that are empowered with interest, time, and energy to follow your leading. Or ask for an anointing of interest and the gift of time and energy on the people you have. Pray for them by name. And after you have asked confess over those that our Father gives u that they continue the particular behavior that you need.
"You will need less to talk to them when you talk to your Father in Heaven on their behalf.
"Israel eventually became a force with which to reckon and remained so as long as her leaders maintained a strong relationship with God." -- Kathleen Hazelton
My take? Indeed, when I have no idea what to do whose help to seek, I need to look up and pray. He is ready to answer every need. Worst case scenario, I have Psalm 91: 7
"7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." (Psalm 91:7)
I would prefer that lots of people would not have to fall at anyone's side, but sometimes, all we can do is warn others.
Another verse comes to mind:
"Yet I have left me seven thousand in Israel, all the knees which have not bowed unto Baal, and every mouth which hath not kissed him." (1 Kings 19:18)
It's time for a full appeal to heaven.
I had written this shortly after Election 2018. It's time for us to ask for God's grace to flow in our lives. Don't ask for God to shower His grace on you. His favor has been falling on the whole world since Jesus died on the Cross, since Jesus rose again from the dead and was seated at God the Father's right hand.
It is essential--ESSENTIAL!
Let's trust His righteousness, and watch Him make things right in our lives, in our walk on this earth!