Move Forward Mondays
Prayer for Monday:
Move Forward Mondays
Prayer for Monday:
Know Bible in schools, know peace… No Bible in schools…no peace…
Know Jesus in schools, know Peace… No Jesus in schools no peace
It’s this simple… human hearts are full of sin. Jesus came to save us from ourselves. Praying for this country’s heart.
“…16 “Then I charged your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your fellow countrymen, and judge righteously between a man and his fellow countryman, or the alien who is with him. 17 You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small and the great alike. You shall not fear man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will hear it.'” Deuteronomy chapter 1 verses 16-17 NASB*
First off. I want to make something clear, as a Christian, I am bound by Divine Laws. But as a human being still stuck in a mortal body, I must do my best, do what’s right and just here on earth. This includes any decisions which impact my family and community morally and politically.
I was one of those critical of our President before he took office. I don’t agree with him on many things that pertain to his person. Yet, I have seen a change in his heart and mind. I have seen what he is trying to do for the good of this country. Of the flaws he has(I have flaws too), business is not one of them.
He is a savvy businessman who knows how to get things done. That is what we needed in this country for such a time as this.
After watching the SOTU (State of the Union) last week. I usually give myself time to absorb what the POTUS (President of the United States) has said. I then look at the full transcripts and then like any good Berean, break up each of the principal points to see if they are valid. I am an Independent so no one can say that I am biased…
His address was one of his better speeches. He has tried to unite both parties to work together for the good of the Union. Which brings me to my observations:
~ Did you see Bernie and the rest of the Democrats not standing up for the President during his SOTU address? Isn’t that a terrible thing? I am not looking for a standing O every time our President says anything, but at least make an honest effort to clap and not look so angry!
~ Even worse, their disgruntled sour lemon faces told me that they are not and will not cave to anything the other side says or does. That is a shame.
You see, we have a problem, it has to do with a heart issue. America has a pride issue. It will not be solved by any politician or party. It can only be resolved by turning back to God and asking for His guidance.
Having seen the faces of those who want political power no matter the consequences of whether they are there to help the people or just themselves, I really want every person reading this to pray for the politicians who are in leadership. They are the ones making decisions for the country.
Let’s make sure that we cover them in prayers to humble themselves and ask God for guidance, instead of seeking power for self-preservation.
As Christians, we are not to be respecters of men. In other words, we should be so in tune with what God is speaking to us through His Bible and meditate on what He tells us through prayer. So when we discern our leaders’ hearts, we take action to pray for a change in them…. if that doesn’t happen, then we change the person representing us…
God is with us in the Highs and in the Lows of life. When we are on the mountaintops praising Him, we feel invincible. Then we get into the valley so low, and we forget that God is there, even when we think He has forgotten us.
If you are in a deep and dark place in life right now, don’t despair, God will pull you out of it. He will make the darkness run and hide. He will make your enemies flee. Whatever the situation, God is with you… Never forget it!
If you need to know that God is with you please go here:
January 31, 2018
” Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city…14 Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow…15 Instead, you ought to say,”If the Lord wills it, we will live and also do this or that.” — The Letter from James chapter 4 verses 13-15 ~Berean Study Bible*
So in life, just take what God gives and wills. Be flexible and humble enough to say,” Maybe next Super Moon Lord!”
Stay flexible and pliable, that kind of material can’t be broken. That kind of soft material can be shaped and reshaped for whatever purpose God has for us, so don’t despair when things don’t go your way. Learn, adjust and move on…
“”10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.”*
May today be the beginning of something great for you. Don’t look back. Move forward…
“”…8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is perfected in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest on me.””
~ Paul’s 2nd Letter to the Corinthian Church Chapter 12 verse 8-9*
I have been laid out for a bit at home in the same physical pain for the umpteenth time over a few decades. I go to the ER and tell them my painful symptoms in my stomach which makes me unable to breathe in correctly. They, in turn, run all the tests that include checking all the vitals like blood pressure, oxygen, and heart monitoring. By the end of my stay, they send me home with prescriptions for stomach problems and an inhaler. The purple pill, antacids, etc., yet all this time, my recurring “thorn in my flesh” comes back.
I, in turn, look to the Lord for patience and healing. The Lord, in turn, has me waiting for healing.
“Why do you think God hasn’t healed you, Oscar?” People have asked me.
The answer may be a complicated one. But I will say this, it is for me to depend on Him wholly and one hundred percent on Him, His grace and for my patience.
~ His grace will always be sufficient for all of us. I need to grab on to His grace and mercy. His ways are not mine**. I don’t know what’s at the end of my story, He does. I just have to learn to figure out what God is giving me a teaching moment.
~ Right now my body may not feel that God is helping.
~ But my spirit is screaming out in praise, worship and gratitude that I am still alive; that I have hope in healing for this episode.
~ That my hope is not in this bodily form*** but in the future one that has been promised to those who love Christ.
I may not see His ways, but I know that my Redeemer lives(http://biblehub.com/job/19-25.htm) and that He is with me because He promised you and me that He would never leave us nor forsake us**** and that He would always be with us until the end of time*****. That His Spirit our Comforter would not leave us orphans here on earth*****.
So I take to heart and have hope that I will be made whole if not today or tomorrow, it will be in the future…