25. A Lie in Your Pocket

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.

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