“Always pray and never give up”
Native Indian and Tribal People Prayer Focus
June 19th through the 25th, 2017
Day 6: Justice through Christ
When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.
“Justice belongs to everyone”
In our lives we can believe that justice will be done through the love of God. Through prayer and standing strong in God’s principles we can and do bring change.
“Here is my servant whom I have chosen, the one I love, in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will proclaim justice to the nations.”
Justice starts by people choosing God’s ways and not their desires. Seven years I lived in Eastern Europe where I had to take taxi’s for work around town. More times then not the drivers cheated me, I would sit in awkward silence to wait for change they never intended to give me. A small way that injustice was a part of my life. Yet the Christians I worked with stood with integrity, as they would refuse to pay bribes, at schools, hospitals and even when buying their houses. Small acts of living in God’s principles because they received Jesus in their hearts.
Giving a voice to the voiceless is another way to bring justice to those who have suffered from injustice. The sacrifice Christ made on the cross was the ultimate justice for everyone, in one moment He change everything and everyone has a voice that God hears.
Reflection: What areas in my life do I need to stand with integrity? Is there any way the Holy Spirit is showing you to be a voice for those that are voiceless?
Personal Prayer: Father, thank you for Jesus and when He came, justice was brought for and others. Help me to walk daily submitting to your Holy Spirit and listening to your voice and let me be a voice for the voiceless.
Practical Change: Write down three ways you can stand with integrity. Choose right now to stand up and use your voice when needed for those who cannot speak up.
Prayer for Change: Jesus bring justice to Native Indian and Tribal people. Change communities to live in integrity and walk out your principles. Let justice be done to those who have suffered in these communities. Bring honest people to enforce laws for justice and let hearts be turned to You. In Jesus Name.
(I have heard so many victims of slavery say the same thing. “I thought that God forgot about me” or “I thought that I was invisible.” I remember this verse in Genesis 16:13 She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: “You are the God who sees me,” for she said, “I have now seen the One who sees me.”)