“How Should We Then Live?” is a book written by Francis Schaeffer, (One of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century according to Amazon Prime) I don’t know how someone becomes a “foremost evangelical thinker of the twentieth century” but I like his ideas and I am sure that has something to do with it.
Along with mentioning a profound book, I also read and listened to a number of podcast and articles this week and there was a common theme.
*A presidential candidate was quoted as saying “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice—not just on paper. Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” [emphasis added]
*USATODAY had an article about the decline of Christianity and the rise of “nones” (those who don’t commit to any view on god) in the last 7 years.
*Finally, Dennis Miller was being interviewed on “The O’Reilly Factor” about Tom Brady deflating footballs.  At the end of the interview, he shared his opinion on christianity in America and the rise of atheism. Miller said, “If I were a Christian, I’d lay low”
So we are facing a need to change our deep-seated religious beliefs because of the decline of christianity in America and the best response to this culture change is to lay low?  Now I am not ready to march on Washington D.C. with pitchforks and flaming torches, but laying low is definitely not an option either.  “How Should We Then Live?”
When Peter was imprisoned, the church started to earnestly pray for him. (See Acts 12: 5)  When the disciples were beaten for their faith and threatened with death, they prayed for boldness and were filled with the Holy Ghost with such power that the building shook. (See Acts 4: 29 – 31)  David challenged the people of Israel to “Call on me (God) in the day of trouble (See Psalm 50: 15)
It is easy to assume that God is not doing anything and give into the temptation to quit praying, but….We serve a supernatural God who can do supernatural things. Let us not grow weary in our serving the Lord. Let us spend time with Him asking, “What are we to do in these days?”. Ask, Seek, and Knock for He still Answers, Is found, and opens doors.  Pray “for nothing is impossible with God” (See Luke 1: 37)