Good morning all-
As all eyes look toward the tragedy in the US, I hope we are looking for Jesus. I read today that the school psychologist of Shady Brooke thought her job was part of her Godly duty. She felt like she could help people. As I read that, I thought to myself, we are born to serve. Our time is now and that's all any of us know. We get up every morning, get ready and start our days and for most of us they end the same. I think that the routine of life becomes habitual and we never know when that routine will be rocked.
As I opened AOL up yesterday, I saw the face of a shocked man. I knew that his child had been killed and today as I read the newspaper; I was right. The world was shocked a few days ago and yet, we see people in churches and at vigils looking for something, my hope is they are looking for their Savior. For weeks to come, we will hear of the heroism of the teachers and administrators that saved the innocent, it was their time. There are no coincidences in this life. The angels that left this earth are with our King and the stories will remain as a piece of History. I doubt much of that will bring comfort to the families that will bury their sons and daughters this week but for me, they hold hope that God will do amazing things in Newtown and I hope all over the world.
I am just one woman with a journey of my own. My story begins with a babe born in a manger who sought me out and saved me. Every word I write is given to me by the Holy Spirit. I may not be a math major but I have always loved to write. From the time I was little, poetry and writing were my passions and after loss struck my life, God called me to write to His people. It is an honor I cherish. Every morning, I can feel the keyboard calling. What will Christ tell me to write today? I never know to be honest. It's like my fingers hit the keyboard and the Holy Spirit takes over. If I have a chance I try to go back and read my blogs later because you can always find something that needs to be edited. But whether my grammar or sentence structure is perfect, one thing remains holy and that's the word breathed into our Bibles. If you are looking for peace, prosperity, direction or love, pick up your Bible and look into the words of our forefathers; there you will find God.
Many will feel powerless in the days to come. Policemen, firemen, EMS, doctors and nurses were all prepared to send victims to the hospital but death had already occurred. As President Obama watched, I'm sure he felt powerless too. Great men, women and Presidents don't have the power to fix this senseless act. The governments of the world will never be able to stop the evil working in our countries. Only one will bring nations to peace and only one can save us. His name is Jesus, Immanuel, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords. He is the Son of God brought to this earth to save you and me. He is our stronghold, our shield and our light. There is no man on earth that can fix this tragedy but Him. Pain and suffering will be part of the victims families but through their pain, Christ will be called and hopefully, they will accept His love.
As I sit here and write, I am thinking about Heaven. Not many people talk about Heaven but there is a place of beauty, with no pain and so much hope. It resides in a place far off, far from any telescope or satellite. It is protected by the almighty and its where these beautiful souls now reside. I think about how Christ asked God to take His cup and then said, "Your will be done." He took a murderer with Him that fateful day on the cross and Christ promised he would be in paradise. Those of us left behind will mourn our losses, we will cry until we can't cry anymore. Our greatest fears as parents came to light on December 14, 2012 but our greatest triumph will be seen through Jesus!
As I do so often, I come to you and ask that you will continually pray for these families. We have a massive problem with our boys all over the world. Suicides are at an all time high. Young men are hurting themselves and others. We must stand firm before the throne of Jesus and ask Him to intercede where we can't. He is watching the world and wondering who will step up and be called among His disciples. We can't change what has happened but prayer has changed world events. Think about it, the world should have been under the authority of Hitler and yet, the battle was won and the world was changed. Do you think that's a coincidence? Of course not. God saved His people and the millions that would have been under attack. We are under the worst attack of History. Our children are being deceived and the snake is weaving his evil through them. I want us to take the stand that Jesus is Lord and that when we pray, He hears. He might not fix every situation but prayer can change the course of History. Man makes History and since we are not all knowing, let's give Jesus a chance to work among the nations.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NKJV:
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
John 6:33 NKJV:
"For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
Daniel 4:13 NKJV:
"I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.
John 1: 32 NKJV:
And John bore witness, saying, "I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and He remained upon Him.
Proverbs 15: 29 NKJV:
The Lord is far from the wicked, but He hears the prayer of the righteous.
1 Kings 8:49-53 NKJV:
and when they return to You with all their heart and with all their soul in the land of their enemies who led them away captive, and pray to You toward their land which You gave their fathers, the city which You have chosen and the temple which I have built for Your name: then hear in heaven Your dwelling place their prayer and their supplication, and maintain their cause, and forgive Your people who have sinned against You, and all their transgressions which they have transgressed against You; and grant them compassion before those who took them captive, that they may have compassion on them (for they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out of Egypt, out of the iron furnace), that Your eyes may be open to the supplication of Your servant and the supplication of Your people Israel, to listen to them whenever they call to You. For You separated them from among all the peoples of the earth to be Your inheritance, as You spoke by Your servant Moses, when You brought our fathers out of Egypt, O Lord God."
We know that each one of us carries sin in our hearts. Let's repent so our hearts can be pure and our prayers go unhindered. Not every prayer will be fulfilled as we wish but every prayer counts and is heard. We are lucky to have been chosen for this time my sisters. We were born for this moment and we must seize it and become the women God has called us to be. We must love His people. We are only powerless if we believe we are. Power comes from prayer and we can pray! Please take time out today to love someone, to pray for victims in your nations and to love women all over the world. We come from different places, we speak different languages but we are one through Christ the King!
My prayer today:
O, Lord, I come before You today with just one request; heal the nations. Please forgive us of our sins and help us to pray for the sick and the lost. So many are suffering today, Lord and all we ask is that You comfort them in their hour of need. Nations are at war and people are attacking the innocent but I stand on my faith that You will be there for them and that victory will be won. Continue to infuse us with the Holy Spirit and encourage women all over the world to pray. Through prayer nations have been subdued, captives have been set free and peace has come. Our enemy is not with a country or a person, it is with Satan. You are the only one that can put the snake under Your foot, so please hear our cries and subdue evil on earth. We believe in You, we trust in You and we hold steadfast that although bad things happen to good people, You are near! Bring Your light upon this world and help a world grieve for the innocent. May Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. In Jesus name, AMEN