Today with thousands of others I head to THE RESPONSE - A call to prayer and fasting by Governor Rick Perry of Texas.
To those of you who wonder about Perry's ulterior motives or the usefulness I say... Go to Hell.
....Oh wait, as a fanatical Jesus Freak, I don't think I'm supposed to say that. Forgive me and allow me to restate:
If you don't like it.. you WILL go to hell. How's that?
Ok... I dont' think I'm endearing myself to those I'm actually trying to reach with this message so let me start over.
Seriously, the bible makes three things terribly clear from my perspective:
- Only God knows the heart of man. (1 Cor 2:11)
- We can judge a tree by it's fruit (Mt 7:16)
- If someone isn't representing God, God will take care of it.
Is Perry doing this to set up a political bid? Only God will truly know. I've been following Perry by 'tweet' since I arrived back in Texas and was impressed with his consistent call to prayer and from my perspective - it is directly in line with how he has represented himself. Even those who are disappointed with Perry's conservative record do not doubt his Christian conviction. And the wise chief of the Sanhedrin in the New Testament was clear that if someone claims something they aren't - we all eventually find out. Better or worse.
We know that there have been many religious hypocrites going back to the guy that God used to write Proverbs and Psalms - and we know that men like Ronald Reagan derided for their alleged lack of intelligent were actually exonerated by personal papers and history.
What we can say with absolute fact is that when you stand before Jesus - He ain't going to ask you what you think about Governor Perry. He's going to ask about YOU.
Instead of complaining about Obama - what did YOU do?
Instead of fret or stand by - did YOU acknowledge HE who 'lifts up princes and brings them low?'
Founders from Washington, Franklin - through Reagan have called for days of prayer and fasting with many documented results.
I remember the Governor of Georgia who was vindicated from his detractors in calling to the Most High God for rain in their worst drought in centuries - by unforcasted storms forming literally the day after his call.
So check your own heart and join us in calling for God's spirit to move on this country and it's people. And to save this great land He established.