Psalm 12:7-8 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
7 You, Lord, will guard us;
You will protect us from this generation forever.
8 The wicked wander everywhere,
and what is worthless is exalted by the human race.
All the things going on in this world make me glad of the promises of Yahweh our Creator God. Belonging to Him, having accepted His Son, Yeshua, and acknowledging that He died on a cross as the sacrifice for my sins, and rose again three days later overcoming death and the grave that I may join Him assured of eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven, I know my God will protect me. Have you accepted this free gift so you too will be protected?
What are we protected from? He protects us from the corruption of this world. But we have our part to do in order to receive that protection. We are to not only have faith but to strengthen our faith through the chain reaction of goodness, knowledge, self-control, endurance, godliness, brotherly affection, and love. If we have not love than we have nothing.
2 Peter 1:3-7Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
3 His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness. 4 By these He has given us very great and precious promises, so that through them you may share in the divine nature,escaping the corruption that is in the world because of evil desires. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with goodness, goodness with knowledge, 6 knowledge with self-control, self-control with endurance, endurance with godliness, 7 godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love.
It is apparent that the mission I was given by God over a decade ago to “Love my people” is becoming even more important today. I am seeking the instruction of the Lord for just how He wants me to actively love His people. I think at this point I’m re-establishing the supplementing of knowledge with self-control and endurance. When Yahweh finishes guiding me through the chain reaction steps of spiritual growth to love then I have hope that He will reveal His plan for me in this mission. I am delighting in His instruction. Reading more of scripture, praying more fervently and spending quiet time in the Word listening to what He has to say to me. The cacophony of voices around the social media can be distracting from God’s Word and though some seem to be wise, I think there is much that Satan is directing to deceive many.
1 How happy is the man
who does not follow the advice of the wicked
or take the path of sinners
or join a group of mockers!
2 Instead, his delight is in the Lord’s instruction,
and he meditates on it day and night.
3 He is like a tree planted beside streams of water
that bears its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prospers.
I’ve been thinking that many of the memes I see on Facebook about the politicians on both sides are the kind of mockery that we as the children of Yahweh would do well to avoid. None of us know the plans God has for our country, whether for renewal, revival, or destruction. I believe that we should be praying the prayer that Yeshua gave the disciples when instructing them how to pray. I want to bear fruit.
Matthew 6:9-13 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
The Model Prayer
9 “Therefore, you should pray like this:
Our Father in heaven,
Your name be honored as holy.
10 Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And do not bring us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
[For Yours is the kingdom and the power
and the glory forever. Amen.]
Yeshua gave us this model for prayer. A model that comes directly from our Savior then is going to be effective in it’s simplicity. I have heard recently and I believe it to be a good idea that we should be praying this model prayer over our nation as well as our selves and our family. Just by asking for God’s will to be done here in the United States as it is in heaven I believe enough of His people praying this simple prayer will have a positive result when Yahweh answers the prayer of His people. But if we do not pray for our nation then He will allow this nation to reap the results of what has been allowed to happen.
I could go on for a long time but I’d rather not write an excessively long post today. I’m already hours behind my usual time to post on Monday. So, my prayer for all my readers and followers is that you would be blessed of God and that your life may be filled with the goodness that comes of faith in the Heavenly Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.