Friday, February 1, 2013

February 1, 2013

Good morning all-

Today, I'm going to make a very bold statement and I would love to hear your feedback.  I have been on a journey for the last month to be courageous and strong.  It is essential to our walk and it's the one thing Jesus has placed on my heart.  I read many articles on the web and in the newspaper regarding activists and their causes.  It is interesting that we will fight for global warming, as if we're in control.  We will save animals but not children.  We seek to have our intimate lives all over the tabloids and when the inaugural committee chooses a singer for the national anthem those that are fighting for a healthier America want to ban her from singing it because she's on a Pepsi commercial.  We are so lost and many of us don't even know it.

The point is that we fight for lots of things.  Celebrities get on television and promote products and their agendas.  Politicians fight for what they think America wants to hear and many people fight for their morals but mostly, they don't match up to what the Bible states as fact.  We live in a culture where everything goes except speaking loudly about Jesus Christ.  Lucky for me, I live in America where I can speak, but believe me, people given the chance will ridicule me and not believe in the God I love.  I am one of the many that sat by for years being quiet and only coming out with my faith when I saw someone in dire need.  I never spoke as loudly as I have for the last couple of years.  I was afraid of what people would think about me and so I stood like the disciples did when Jesus hung on the cross.  Like them, I hid behind my faith instead of professing it with conviction.

I guess what started me on this rant was global warming and how we need to quit drilling for oil.  I find it fascinating that we continue to use it at a phenomenal rate but everyone wants to stop it.  I'm sure that we do have global warming and that the earth is changing but are we in control?  I think that's why I'm so fired up.  I feel as though everyone thinks that they can control the stars and the earth.  Like we have any power to do so.  It's an affront to our Lord to believe we have control.  However, we do need to be good stewards of what God has given to us and I think we should be mindful of that.  I think what's really got under my skin is the ability to openly criticize whatever you want and not to think about God.  I'm tired of hearing peoples opinions on the earth, around gun control and other issues.  We think we can fight these things in Congress, well we can't.  The only way to fight the corruption of our earth and our people is to be on our knees.  Through prayer we need to shout that Jesus is Lord, not man.  It's time that we become bold and courageous and walk a different path.

I have seen for myself that control of life can not happen.  Christ is in control.  He earned the right on the cross.  We haven't earned anything, it was given.  If God feels the need to destruct the earth, He will.   History shows us that the world has changed many times over.  The Mayans thought the end of the world would be in 2012, guess not.  Instead they were vanquished from their land and no one exists today.  Interesting?  An entire people group vanished.  The Sahara Desert was filled with water and baby whales are found all over in fossil form.  Was that Global warming or a change brought upon by God?  Something to think about at least.  Our God created the heavens and the earth.  He knows the time and hour He will return for us.  We don't have control over Him or over this world.  We do have the power behind us because of His death.  We do have hands and feet and we can fight fear and destruction on our knees.  He is all we need to have the courage to speak it.

I'm not saying that every one of you will be bold for God or that you have heard His call.  But if you're saved then you have a responsibility to infuse Christ into your daily life and those around you.  My call is to teach about the God I love to women everywhere.  Your call can only be defined by you and God so take it upon yourself to pray and ask what God would have you do.  It's time we quit letting the secular world dictate and announce to the world what truly is happening.  We already know whose in control.

With all my heart I'm praying for you and asking God to come into your life and fill you with His holy spirit.  I'm praying for all of us to be bold and to speak about God's love for us.  He is in control and if we speak it, people will eventually hear.  May God keep you today and as always, I'm praying for you.

Genesis 1:1 NKJV

     In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

Psalm 104:30 NKJV

     You send forth Your Spirit, they are created and You renew the face of the earth.

Colossians 1:16 NKJV

      For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.  All things were created through Him and for Him.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, come before the women in all nations and spread Your word.  Lift us up as we walk on the ground You created.  Give us strength, power and courage to speak of You in the face of a world that believes humans are in control.  Help us to teach Your sons and daughters to look for You and not at the world.  Give us hearts for the things You wish for us to know and seek.  We need You Lord as we navigate the world we live in.  Media dictates what should be right and wrong, countries are suffering under corruption and the world as we know it has changed because of the evil that lurks here.  Fill our hearts with gladness and give us a sense of You daily.  Show these women what their purpose is and help them fulfill it for today and always.  I yearn to know Your will, show all of us what our duties are and how we can better serve You.  Bring forth women that will be bold and courageous and will love You in all situations.  You are God and we are Yours.  Make us likeminded and forgive us of our sinful natures, we desire to be close to You and thank You for the mercy You bestow on us.  In Jesus name,

Until tomorrow...

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