Have You Done Nothing?
In the movie The Patriot, Benjamin Martin’s sister-in-law attempted to comfort him, defending his decision not to fight the British. “You have done nothing for which to be ashamed,” she said. Martin’s powerful and poignant response was, “I have done nothing. For that I am ashamed.” God forbid this would become the tragic epitaph of believers in America. May we, like Martin, awaken to the cause and fight.
“So you see, it isn’t enough just to have faith. You must also do good to prove that you have it. Faith that doesn’t show itself by good works is no faith at all—it is dead and useless.” (James 2:17; TLB)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
If you feel as Benjamin Martin did, the good news is you can repent. Change your mind and determine to go a different way.
Look around and decide what you can do to make a difference in the nation. Pray, of course. Vote, of course! Make a new unsaved friend. Contact your Senator or Congressman in support of legislation or to state that you are opposed to some. Attend a City Council or School Board meeting and learn how you can run for local office. There are lots of ways to work toward changing a nation.
Pray for those that represent you in office, from your city council level to congressional level. If you don’t know who your elected officials are at the local, county, state and federal levels, do an online search and find out!
A prayer you can pray:
Lord, I have to admit that there are times when I feel that I do nothing. I wonder if the small part I can do would make a difference or would really matter. Forgive me for thinking that way. If all Christians did just a little bit, it would add up to a LOT! Change my heart now and lead me to know how to act as well as pray. Show me if there is anything specific you would like me to be doing. I want to help my nation glorify You, Jesus. Amen.
I am determined to never feel ashamed for doing nothing to shift my nation to glorify God through Jesus Christ!