May 22 Sermon: 2Chronicles7:14 “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,

CUAB 2Chronicles7:14 “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.”

Maybe God still has things He wants to do with our country but America has to want Him to do them. When you take God out of the center of everything He needs to be in, your country is not going to be successful and not flourish. If we do these things in this verse though, God will hear and repair. The young people of today have the power to change our nation through the power of Christ and Holy Spirit. It only takes 1.

•”If my people who are called by my name”—who is that? If we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior we become children of God and become His people. We go by the name Christian which means followers of Christ. God sent Jesus to earth so He could live just like we lived.  He could come and die on that cross even though He was perfect and never did anything wrong. He also came back to life! His blood was shed to forgive us of all that we’ve done wrong. You can’t be a Child of God until you’ve been forgiven.

There’s nothing you can do to earn it. You must believe. (It’s not about what you do before men, it’s about what you do when nobody’s watching.) •Humble themselves. *Having or showing a modest or low estimate of ones own importance.* If we’d figure out that it isn’t about me and stop living for me and quit telling God how to do what He does and start living for His will and whatever He sees fit and let Him be Him and you just be you. It’s not about you.

The church isn’t for you, the church is for God and to worship God, if the church would quit letting it be about us and start letting it be about God, it would be a great beginning to what He wants it to do. We shouldn’t ask God to be apart of what we’re doing we should ask God and see what He’s doing and be apart of it.

•”And pray and seek my face” Prayer unfortunately is usually a one way conversation-asking. You have to stop and listen and wait for Him to speak to you. He Does speak to you, but maybe you just don’t listen cause you want God to do what You want Him to do and won’t reason with anything else. It doesn’t just say to seek Him, it says seek His face. Things don’t have the same impact through written words until we see the person face to face. Get eye to eye with God, try to see Him right before you.

The Bible is a key to that, to know who He is and what He looks like. (Yes, no one can see the face of God and live through it cause He’s so powerful) We have to have our hearts desire to seek God’s face. When you get face to face to someone, you know it’s real. God wants His people to get face to face with Him again and quit sending Him texts and emails.

•”And turn from their wicked ways.” Sin Is Sin and God doesn’t want us to sin. If we love Him we won’t continue in that sin. We won’t say “ok God loves me and forgives me so I’ll continue in this sin it’s just a little one.” **Repent** for the kingdom of God is near. Repent isn’t just saying you’re sorry. God wants to see some action. No more “I’m sorry”, it’s time to lay it down, walk away, and not ever pick it back up. So many of us have that little something that we’re holding onto but it’s a chain bearing down on us. Maybe language, thoughts, drugs, lying.

 *Do you love that sin more than you love God? God can use places or people to help heal you too…  Leave behind being worried about the name on your church sign or the ways we’re “supposed to worship.” •”I will hear them from Heaven, will forgive their sin and send healing.” If you don’t forgive others you’re not going to be forgiven. How you forgive others is how He’s going to forgive you. God Will hear you and heal you. Sometimes it may not be the way we’re expecting the healing to happen but He will heal you. \

When you follow the example of this verse, He wants you to know He has a plan for you, a plan to prosper, to have a hope and a future. Doesn’t mean life is going be all unicorns and rainbows. It means He’s gonna be with you through all the hard times and you’re gonna be with Him in the end and all this crap is going to be gone. Bad things will happen cause satan doesn’t like you being for God but stand through it and stand strong cause when you get to the end it’s gonna be magnificent. It’s either going be that this earth is going be your heaven or your hell…. Everybody Is going to die and you’re either going to heaven or hell there’s no second change or inbetween. If you go to hell you’re not going to get a second chance.

Wake up oh sleeper and hear what God is saying.