Thursday, November 8, 2012

November 8, 2012

Good morning all-

Well I got home safe yesterday and enjoyed a leisurely night with my husband.  We started walking together several months back and it has definitely improved our marriage, communication, and overall health.  During our walk last night my husband began to voice many of his concerns for this country, like the trillion dollar debt and how China does own us.  I heard a lot of that yesterday.  People were disappointed in the outcomes because, as usual, we put our trust in men.

I gave him the Scripture that God had given to me over the last couple of days.  It is so true.  Our hope does not come from man, it comes from Jesus.  I think we like to control or believe we have control.  We don't.  This election has caused fear in the hearts of men but I refuse to fear a government.  I will put all fear and trust in my Lord.  For He knows what is happening in every nation around the world.

Can I do more than put my trust at the feet of Jesus?  Of course I can.  I can stay involved and be informed so that I can pray about issues that our officials are making.  I can ask Jesus to turn hearts toward him and I can pray that our President will find Him and seek Him for all His wisdom.  One man will not be the downfall of this country but in combination with greedy, powerful people we can all fall.  I am not going to put my trust and hope in that, are you?

So last night I proclaimed to my husband where my trust and hope are right now.  I don't know the world outcome, well not at least at this moment.  I know what Revelation has revealed and maybe in my lifetime I will see it come to fruition but for now, I sit and wait and ask the Lord to have His will on my country, the world, and my home.

Prayer is the power that people just don't use enough.  People used to say to my mom that I had a direct line to God.  I guess I do but so do you.  I have always known that prayer was a power that was within me, given to me by the Holy Spirit to do the work of Jesus.  For me, prayer has been an essential part of my being.  I pray in my car, when I'm grocery shopping, as I cook and even after I talk to any of my friends.  There is always something or someone to pray for.  Decisions, no matter how small or large should be done in prayer and thanksgiving.  I live that way.  I have always tried to be free enough to allow Jesus to direct my prayers and to pray for souls I don't even know.

So, if you are full of fear today because you are unsure of what you're country is doing.  There might be chaos all around you and all you feel is a sense of doom, remember that Jesus is only a phone call away.  Get on your knees and petition the "Great I AM."  He knows what's next and therefore, all we have to do is be obedient to the call and repent of our sins, for we all have them.  He's waiting for us to look up instead of being paralyzed by fear and frustration.  Those things come from satan.  I know because I have struggled with fear all my life.  It really didn't help me to think and worry about my circumstances.  The only thing that has ever brought me peace is Jesus.  So, don't worry about tomorrow, stay in today and trust that Jesus will have His will on this earth.

Seek and You shall find and all wisdom will come before you.  There is no greater gift that we have been given then the power of prayer and redemption.  If you take 5 minutes a day, it will change your life forever.

1 Chronicles 16:24 NKJV:

     Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.

Luke 12:29-34 NKJV:

     "And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind.  For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things.  But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.  Sell what you have and give alms; provide yourself money bags which do not grow old, a treasure the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches nor moth destroys.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."

Luke 11:10 NKJV:

     For everyone who asks receives and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, I pray for those that are full of fear and anxiety today.  You know who they are.  They fear for their lives and the future generations.  What will this world be like?  Only You know how the actions of Your people will effect the outcomes we see today.  I am going to trust that You are holding Your hand over the US and other nations as we call upon You.  Only You can save a sinking society.  We are building our houses on sand, You know it and You know the outcome.  So today, for women everywhere, I ask that You would be with the men and women making decisions all around the world. I ask that You would give them wisdom and humble them before You.  I ask that You would protect Your people and to give us wisdom in uncertain times.  We don't want to rock like the waves in a hurricane, we want to be still like the waters of a river.   Bring us up to understand Your ways and to pray for the things that matter most to You.  All possessions are nothing if You have not given them to us.  We thank you for every provision and for every ounce of wisdom You give to Your people.  You are mighty and in Your hand we are safe.  So guide the lost to You, encourage Your faithful to speak and help all of us to be bold for our families and our countries.  We must support the rulers of this world through prayer and petition.  They are just men and women full of sin leading nations.  You are their king and I will rely in You all my days.  Calm the fears of men and make them bold for You.  Our fear, trust and hope must abide in You.  I pray for the generations to come that You would give them a passion to lead through humbleness and authority under You.  Our nation was once great because we believed that You were essential to our lives.  This country and much of the world has turned its back on the principles of the Bible and its teaching.  We need a Savior now more than ever.  Rain down Your holiness on those that love You and make us strong to do Your bidding.  In Jesus name, AMEN

Until tomorrow...

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