A Blessed Nation
All of the blessings this nation has received are to facilitate the spreading of the Gospel across this nation and to the nations of the earth. It’s like God said to Abraham, “I’m going to make you rich.” He didn’t say that just because He liked Abraham most and decided He just wanted to bless this guy. He entered into a covenant with this man, because this man, Abraham, was going to help Him save the world. “Yes, I’m going to bless you, but I’m blessing you so all the nations of the earth can be blessed through you.” The Messiah was going to come through Abraham’s family line. That’s what happened with America. We are so, so blessed…so we can be a blessing. When we turned God’s dream for America into the “American dream”, we made it all about things. But, that was not God’s dream for America.
“I will bless you and make your descendants into a great nation. You will become famous and be a blessing to others. Everyone on earth will be blessed because of you. (Genesis 12:2 and 3b; CEV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
- Declare, “We are a blessed nation!”
- Repent where we as a society have squandered the blessings we have so abundantly received from the Lord.
- Tell the Lord you want to be blessed to be a blessing, just like Abraham was. He is no respecter of persons. He likes willing vessels!
- Declare that the nations of the earth will be blessed by the American Church’s evangelistic efforts because of our love for Him. Say, “America’s innovation will be an economic blessing to many other nations.” Say, “Our nation’s leadership will be a blessing in their understanding of when and how and how much to assist other nations when they are struggling.”
A prayer you can pray:
God, we are a very blessed nation! We are blessed in so many ways. We know we are blessed primarily because we have so many in this nation who love You and have given their lives to Jesus. We don’t want to hold all of these blessings to ourselves. Forgive us when we waste so much of what You have blessed us with, both individually and societally. Use us like You used Abraham—blessed to be a blessing. Let the Church of America go forth across the earth in powerful soul-winning activities. Let us share our brain power and innovation with other nations so their problems can be solved and many helped. Let our government leaders and business leaders bless struggling nations with the exact right amount of financial and other assistance, so they can see You, Jesus. Amen.
This nation has been blessed to be a blessing to the whole earth!