Now is the Time!
How a Typing Lesson 40 Years Ago Reminds Me To Fight for America Today!
When I was younger I was taught how to type using the phrase, “Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.” I must have typed it a thousand times. For this reason and from that foundation, the Lord used that phrase as a call to action.
This phrase was introduced to teach typing in 1889 by Charles E. Weller when he changed the last word of the original Patrick Henry quote from “party” to “country” because it was 70 characters long including the period. But don’t ask me why that mattered.
Why am I telling you this story? Because of the prompting of the Lord to become an advocate for change. As a result, I want you to know that now is the time, today is the day to come to the aid of our country. America is and has been a literal beacon of hope to the world. Our foundation of “liberty and justice for all” provoked men and women across the world to migrate here through sacrifice, pain, suffering, and sometimes death. Why? Because America is great and America is great because her foundation is great.
Amerca’s Foundations Are Crumbling
But now, our foundation is crumbling. The America-haters, as watched on TV with sledgehammers destroying storefronts and statues, are literally attempting to destroy the foundation of America. As a result, If the foundation crumbles, America will fall.
Is this the America you want for your children and grandchildren?
How Do We Restore America’s Foundations?
Consequently, what can we do to restore our foundation?
We are the believers–the ones who choose to follow Christ–yet we see our rights crumble. Our parents watched in unbelief as prayer disappeared from school. Some marched in protest as so many fought for the choice to kill inconvenient babies in the womb, yet it still became the law. We prayed, fasted, marched, volunteered, and voted for politicians who shared our beliefs, but in the end, we had to settle for ungodly results believing nothing can be done.
Was there? Is there?
I am aroused by the Lord. I can’t stay silent any longer. What will I be afraid of? Who should I be afraid of?
The Bully Culture
For example, the bully culture has been empowered and emboldened. Frightened and helpless, we watch these out-of-control children throwing rocks meltdown into a full-blown tantrum. Those wanting to destroy the American foundation have silenced the good people of this country for fear of reprisal and backlash.
Furthermore, censorship has become real. It has kept me, and many others, quiet as I stick to topics that don’t offend the millions of now sanctioned sensitivities. As a life coach, podcaster, and artist, I have played their game. I was told, “Don’t venture into the shark-infested waters for fear of attack.” Fear works to silence. As a life coach, I avoid controversial topics whenever possible. My job is to encourage, motivate, and champion people to fulfill their God-inspired destiny.
For this reason, I had to agree with my husband as we discussed the topic while eating breakfast this morning, that NOW is the time for ALL GOOD MEN to come to the aid of their COUNTRY!
Only One Will Rescue America
I’m so glad Mr. Weller changed the last word of the quote from party to country because no party will save America. My entire adult life, I’ve voted Republican believing they best represented my values–but they failed us. I do, however, continue to stand with President Trump. Let his fighting spirit and ‘beholding-to-no-one-but-Americans’ attitude inspire you. It has inspired me.
Nevertheless, only Jesus Christ can save America. He offers salvation to the entire world through faith in Him. As flawed as it is, He has used America as the greatest exporter and teacher of the Gospel the world has ever known. America is part of His plan.
Now is the Time Scripture Equivalent!
The scriptural equivalent to Patrick Henry’s quote is in 2 Chron 7:14
“If My people, who are called by My NAME, will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS, THEN I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Most importantly dear followers of Jesus now is the time to join the fight for America. She is worth saving and will continue as a blessing to the countries of the world if we take a stand. Please seek the Lord for the ways He has equipped you to fight.
What Will I Do?
Therefore, what I will do is:
Expand my prayer focus beyond my limited view.
Pray with more fervency.
Seek Heaven’s perspective.
Pray under Heaven’s influence.
Not stay silent.
Not be afraid. After all, He has commanded us to not be afraid because the Lord our God is with us wherever we go. Joshua 1:9
Remain an encourager, never a hater.
Use my platform, such as it is, to speak as the Lord provokes.
What Will You Do?
Likewise, He’s calling you too. What will you do? How is He calling you? In light of that question, you may check out Sean Feucht’s website. Sean is a worship leader, missionary, activist who recently created Hold the Line is a political activist movement that you may want to know more about.
Besides Christian political activism, what are some other ways to come to the aid of YOUR country? Please share your ideas with me.
In conclusion, I felt prompted to leave you with this blessing found at the close of the Book of Hebrews. “Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen” Hebrews 13:20-21 NKJ
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