Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Monday, October 29, 2012

America's Godly Heritage

“My heart is breaking
as I remember how it used to be:
I walked among the crowds of worshipers,
    leading a great procession to the house of God,
singing for joy and giving thanks
amid the sound
of a great celebration!” Psalm 42:4 nlt 

What if our Founding Fathers had stayed home? What if they never tossed the tea into the river? What if they hadn't stood their grounds for what they believed to be good, true, and righteous? What if we Christians stay home and do not cast their VOTES in election 2012?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Weeks

"You are the light
that gives light to the world. 
A city that is built on a hill
cannot be hidden.” 
Matthew 5:14 ncv

Two weeks ago, I joined about 40 others to pray for our nation and the upcoming election decisions. It was a solemn experience. We focused on five areas: financial matters, global connections, the justices, government authorities, and those serving in the military. At each station, we read scripture and then prayed as the Spirit led us. Several times from different pray-ers, one confession was repeated…including by me.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

17 days and still praying

“Then Mordecai told them to return this answer to Esther, Do not flatter yourself that you shall escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance shall arise for the Jews from elsewhere, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows but that you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this and for this very occasion?” ~ Esther 4:13-14 Amp  (my emphasis)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A David Psalm of Benefits (Psalm 103)

“O my soul, bless God. From head to toe, I’ll bless his holy name!

O my soul, bless God, don’t forget a single blessing!”
Psalm 103:1-2 msg

Monday, October 8, 2012

Entitled to Exercise the Right to VOTE

“…‘The one who rules righteously, who rules in the fear of God, is like the light of morning at sunrise…a morning without clouds…the gleaming of the sun on new grass after rain.’ 2 Samuel 23:3-4 nlt

"When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public officers, let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose for rulers, "just men who will rule in the fear of God."

The preservation of government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the public good so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

“What” instead of “Why”

Your beauty and love chase after me every day of my life.
I’m back home in the house of
God for the rest of my life.” Psalm 23:6 msg

Sue’s story
I met Sue at our church Christmas program rehearsal a few years ago. God drew us together as we both arrived at the same time in the parking lot an hour early. We chit chatted we as walked into the building and to our dressing rooms to get ready. Then, she began opening up to me about her life and her family.

Her face changed expressions several times as she told her story. First, Sue’s eyes danced with delight as she shared the chronicles of her relationship with Roger. He was her “knight in shining armor,” rescuing her from the pain of an emotionally abusive marriage and difficult divorce of a few years earlier.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

34 Days and Praying for America

It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. An overseer, then, must be above reproach…” 1 Timothy 3:1, 2 ncv

"If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office – individuals who will seek divine guidance in the affairs of state." ~ Billy Graham, evangelist

First Timothy 3 has a wonderful list of requirements for elected officials—and I know it is a rare find, indeed, if someone meets this bill a hundred percent—but it gives us a guide.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

34 days until Election 2012 – PRAY – FAST - VOTE

A Prayer for Healing
To preserve our blessed land we must look to God... It is time to realize that we need God more than He needs us... We also have His promise that we could take to heart with regard to our country, that "If my people, which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

Let us, young and old, join together, as did the First Continental Congress, in the first step, in humble heartfelt prayer. Let us do so for the love of God and His great goodness, in search of His guidance and the grace of repentance, in seeking His blessings, His peace, and the resting of His kind and holy hands on ourselves, our nation, our friends in the defense of freedom, and all mankind, now and always.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Election 2012 - 36 days

“Then I turned to the Lord God and prayed and asked him for help.
To show my sadness, I fasted, put on rough cloth, and sat in ashes.
I prayed to the Lord my God and told him about all of our sins...
Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear us and do something! 
For your sake, don't wait, because your city 
and your people are called by your name." ~ Daniel 9:3-4, 19 ncv

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” ~ Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire] (1694-1778) French writer, humanist, essayist & deist