Stan surprised me one morning when he said, “Do you realize you are carrying around a lie in your pocket?”
“What in the world do you mean by that?” I responded.
He pulled out a five-dollar bill and laid in on the table.
“Turn it over. What does it say on the back?”
I looked and responded, “You mean where it says ‘In God we trust”?
“That’s what I am talking about.”
He continued, “While it is fair to say that I trust in God or that you trust in God, I can say with confidence that our country as a whole does not trust in God. It’s a lie.”
“Does that mean we should take that off of our currency?” I asked with a bit of alarm.
“Not at all,” he responded.
“At one point in the history of our country, it was entirely fair and accurate for our currency to say that. I believe it will be again one day.”
“And,” he continued, “one of my daily prayers is that God will move in our county to bring us, individually and as a nation, to confession, repentance, revival, conversion, and transformation.”
“That we would truly trust in Him is my prayer.”
“That is a worthy prayer,” I said. “I will try to remember to add that to the things I pray about regularly.
“I have a suggestion for helping you to remember. “Use a dollar bill as a bookmark in your Bible. Every time you open your Bible you will see that bill and remember to keep our country in your prayers.”
Whenever the devil speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar, and the father of lies. John 8:44.
Prayer: Lord, our country is a mess. You know that and I know that. We have gone so far away from you and from your desire for our nation. I ask you move in our country, one person at a time, to bring us to confession, repentance, conversion, revival, and transformation so that we are truly a nation that can proudly and truthfully say that we trust in you. Amen.