Friday, October 6, 2017

We are enjoying some beautiful days this week! I hope you have had a chance to be outside and experience it! Every day is a gift at this point, because the cold is coming. God supplies us with many things to be thankful for all year long. Living on Long Island we see beautiful beaches and woods, and many farms that speak of the bountiful blessings of this time of year. It's easy to get caught up in city life, and forget that we have much more than that here.

Our nation has been blessed with abundance and we can forget that others do not have a fraction of what is easily at our fingertips.  As God's child I don't want to take any of His blessings for granted, but of course I do. It seems that we don't realize how much we have, until we don't have it any more.I think of Solomon because he had more than enough, but he still wanted more, and it led to his demise. So many wives and concubines, but never enough. Their spiritual wickedness led Solomon to follow them, and he should have known better, we can say looking from our perspective.

Perspective is a strange thing. Blindness seems to change our perspectives, and our desire for wrong things mesh together to cause loss in our lives. "Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him, endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." {Hebrews 12:2} Only when are eyes are lazer focused on Jesus, do we have victory over sin. Solomon's mother warned him, in Proverbs 31 to be careful of women. " O my son, O son of my womb, O son of my vows, do not spend your strength on women, your vigor on those who ruin Kings." {Proverbs 31:2} What a wonderful mother! Did she know what was right for her son? Yes, she certainly did. Her name was Bathsheba, and she didn't have an easy life either.

I can think that those who are in leadership, Kings, Presidents or those who are wealthy, have an easy life. This picture is portrayed on television and in social media. Only the opposite is true. Those who are given much, much is required. {luke 12:36} On the shoulders of our President rests the people of the world. Prayer is necessary to help our leaders stay on God's plan for our nation, and all others. Even though it seems that our Congresspeople and Senators are out for their own good, God is able to step in and and stop this whirlwind of selfishness. Will you pray? Will you call on God to bring some understanding to those who should be looking out for the good of the people, and what's good for our land? I know I can count on you, my treasured readers to stand for what God has planned!

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