20 January 2013

Word of the Day

... the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.

~ Romans 8:26-28, The Message
  
 Times are tough; that won't surprise anyone, these days.  But not all is hopeless, regardless of the news coming from the nation's capitol. As Christians, we have this hope: that God is alive and well, working through the hearts, minds, and hands of His children, and that He still plays an active role in the world today.

I discussed here about about how the pilgrims on the Mayflower came to this land to establish something new:
It says they came to the New World for the glory of God, and for the advancement of the Christian faith.  Historians don’t mention it anymore – the media don’t mention it at all – hardly anyone remembers it.  But this is why they came. 
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But they knew enough to trust God, and to write the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of The United States of America, and the Bill of Rights.  They trusted God for wisdom, just as we must.  They gave us the greatest nation in the history of this planet, and it’s our job to preserve it.

This nation was dedicated to God, has often been the greatest force for good that the modern world has ever known ... and I don't think He's finished with us yet.
  
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11


Now we must do our part. Have you asked Him yet what you're supposed to be doing?

3 comments:

armedlaughing said...

Frankly, I do, daily.
But, I'm not always ready to listen.

gfa

Cathy said...

Truly lovely.

And at the link . . this wisdom. So profound. So true:

"They’ve given us a great vantage point. As Sir Isaac Newton said, "If I have seen a little farther than others, it's because I stood on the shoulders of giants." All of history is available to us, and you already know George Santayana's words: "Those who cannot remember the past, are condemned to repeat it."

PS: That eagle is so awesome.

Rev. Paul said...

gfa, when I stepped past my fears of letting go, and let Him take control, it was - remains - the most freeing, satisfying thing one I've ever done.

Cathy, thank you, for everything.