We’ve Got It Wrong

What we want is laws passed.  What we want is people elected who see things our way, who do things our way, who make everybody else do things our way.  What we want is behaviors to change.  We don’t necessarily want hearts changed.  If hearts are changed then that would be okay with us but it’s not the main thing.  We want behaviors changed.  We want to make them change their behavior.

We’ve got it wrong.

It seems to me that our priority should be the spiritual condition of those who oppose us.  It’s not behavior that’s the issue.  It’s heart condition that matters.

I’ve been in Church services where the presence  and power us God was so real it forced me to my knees.  This morning I sat on my porch praying and I knew His presence so real that I was compelled to change, to stop doing one thing and start doing another.  When somebody, anybody becomes aware of the awesome and glorious and all encompassing reality of God, things change.

So here’s my prayer.

Father God, I ask that You make yourself known in the White House, in the halls of Congress, in the Supreme Court, in every state legislature and governor’s mansion, in every Church service, in every corner and every heart in this land.  I ask that You reveal Your greatness and Your power and Your majesty to us all.  Give us an understanding of how small we are and how big You are.  God, You are more than, greater than all of creation.  I am confident that an understanding of Your greatness will change hearts.

And I know that Your greatest desire is to change hearts.

Let it be so.

I pray these things in the awesome and Holy name of Your Son, Jesus Christ,



About Angus Lewis

My wife and I lived our whole lives in Arkansas until ten years ago. We moved to the Kansas City area in 2011 (a job change). That was the reason for the 'From a Far Country' title. Our children and grandchildren were in Arkansas. Six months ago we sold our house and bought one in Sherwood, Arkansas and my wife moved back down here. Two weeks ago I retired and moved back too. (I'm probably going to try to find something part time to keep me out of trouble.) So maybe the 'From a Far Country' title is not so much of a fit anymore. But I think I'll stick with it. I'm still not home. Not yet. The Bible says we are all strangers and pilgrims here. Our real home is with God and some day we'll be there. We'll be home.
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3 Responses to We’ve Got It Wrong

  1. Reblogged this on Manoah's Wife and commented:
    It is about the condition of man’s heart–always has been, always will be. We always want a quick external fix but what ails us won’t be fixed that easily. We need the power of the Living God to resonate in our hearts. When we encounter His presence, our lives change–dramatically. And that’s as it should be. . .

  2. Kathy Brockinton says:

    Amen! Well said, Angus!

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