Friday, October 16, 2009

Quiet Time Reflections for Today~Oct.16

Ps 144:3 LORD, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!
4 Man is like to vanity: his days are as a shadow that passeth away.
This really puts into perspective man's place. We so often get proud and puffed up thinking we are so good that God can't do without us. It is only of His mercy that He even takes account of me! I am so thankful God is a merciful God. Where would I be if He weren't?

Ps 144:9 ¶ I will sing a new song unto thee, O God: upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises unto thee.

Ps 144:11 Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, whose mouth speaketh vanity, and their right hand is a right hand of falsehood:

I like the Good News Bible's paraphrase of verse 11. It says, "Save me from my cruel enemies; rescue me from the power of foreigners, who never tell the truth and lie even under oath." I think it fits our situation today in our nation.

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace:

13 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose God is the LORD.

The nation that isn't ruled by foreigners and those who lie under oath will be a nation blessed with strong families, good economy and plenty. But more than that, they will be truly happy and contented if the Lord is their God.

Our nation has allowed itself to become debtors to foreign nations. We have allowed those into office who idolize Communist and Marxist foreigners and want to pass agendas that include these foreigner's ideas and philosophies. We have in congress, our supreme courts and the White House those who lie under oath like verse 11 talks about. Our leaders mock Christians and what they stand for. They would like to pass laws to keep us from teaching what the Bible says. Indeed, it is a sad time for our nation. As I listen to the news, and watch people around town and hear their talk, it is evident they are not happy. The Bible lays out the solution right here. We need to look to God, look to our history and what made us great to begin with and get back to our foundation.

Oh, Lord, I don't understand what your plan is right now for our nation or for us as individuals. Our nation has strayed from Your Word and guidance. We have sinned and are continuing on a path of sin and destruction even now. Oh, Father, if it be Your will, please intervene and get our nation back on the right track that we might be a blessed nation once again under Your leadership and guidance. And Lord, if you have some other plan that includes hard times and even persecution for Your people, please help me to remain true to You no matter what. If this is what it takes to purify Your church and separate the goats from the sheep, then help me to remain faithful to You through whatever may come.
I love You, Lord, and I know You are in control of all things and nothing will happen to me that hasn't first passed by You.

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