Good morning all-
I've had a lot on my mind lately but little time to write. Over the weekend I had my husband's family over. I had four generations of the Rogers here. It feels weird to realize that time is slipping and with it so many miracles have come along. I watched my nieces and nephews interact with their littlest cousins. They are 11 months, 2 years, and 3 years old. Their mothers were in my wedding and just a little older than that themselves. My nephews are all taller than me now and of course my sons are giants. Life changes.
Along with all that, the storm of the century was on its way. Last night the reports of water coming up, power outages in the millions and the possibility of billions of dollars of damage to 23 states was the focus of the broadcasts. Of course, there was a little bit of politics still floating around but not much. Today, a lot of the damage will be revealed and lives will be changed.
Whether time moves people forward or a storm rages, time is forever moving. Our lives can change in a blink of an eye and we need to be looking only in one place, we need to look for Jesus. Our bodies were made to deteriorate, the world will eventually change into the new heaven and nothing will ever be the same. God is planning and orchestrating the wind, the rain, and the time. He is in control of every living creature and although evil plays a part in this world, God will have His glory.
When the aftermath of the storm is over, people will unite. We've seen it time and time again. Especially during 911, when NY was rocked in a way none of us ever thought would happen. We have seen it all over the world. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunami's have united the world. In the midst of every storm there is always Jesus.
So today, if you're looking out your window and the sun is coming up and nothing has changed for you today, praise Jesus and then pray for the people experiencing Sandy. The hurricane will change many lives and I hope in the center of their storm they find Jesus. In the coming days, they won't be thinking about who to vote for, they will be thinking about getting their lives back. It will be a time of reflection, where material things are destroyed and all they have left is what they believe. Pray that the men, women and children on the east coast will see Jesus today! That will be my prayer. I'm praying for their protection and that they can be still in their storm. Jesus is watching and so are we, so when we're helpless, what should we do? We should pray!
I'm praying for all of you today. I'm thankful that you come to this blog. I'm thankful that God gives me words and I'm most thankful that God continues to reveal Himself to the world! May God bless you today.
Ephesians 5:20 NKJV:
giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Ecclesiastes 3:3 NKJV:
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
2 Peter 3:8 NKJV:
But beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
Mark 13:33 NKJV:
Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
My prayer today:
O, Lord, my prayer is simple today. Lift up the millions that don't know You and make them Yours. There are 23 states being affected by the greatest storm to ever hit the US. I know that You are with those people. You are the maker of the Universe and You knew about this storm long before we did. We are asking You as women who seek You to comfort those that will face destruction of unheard of proportions today. Help people unite to help clean up communities and please Lord lead them to You. I know that we can't rely on our possessions to make us happy. They are for a moment but You are for a lifetime. Use this disaster to bring forth Your soldiers and put on our hearts Your people. I pray that we would be faithful through this tremendous weather event as we should be faithful to pray for the entire world. You are our King and in You we have hope. I pray that Your spirit would rain down on the world and that Jesus would be on the tongues of all who love You. I'm praying for the safety of those living in the affected areas and I'm praying that people who were blind before will see the glory of God! Take care of Your people Lord and we will be praying. Thank you for the faithfulness of the women that read this blog and I hope that You continue to bless me with the words to say to Your precious flock. I love You Lord and thank You for every moment I have. In Jesus name, AMEN