Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering 9/11...A People United

On this day in 2001...Our country was never more united. We were united in our shock and horror...we were united in our anguish and pain...we were united in our fear and uncertainty...               

September 11, 2001...our country discovered how horrific hate can become...yet, on that day...we also discovered how great love really is. We experienced how love will always conquer over the evils of hate.  

  We quickly became united that day in our   outreach and sacrificing for others...we were united in our compassion and love which made us united in our resolve to be our brother's keeper and to protect all life.       

On this day in 2001...our country discovered our greatest need was God...and our country was united in prayer...not only churches were filled...but, our very streets were filled with people praying.

Our country today...can not forget the horror of that morning...nor the precious lives of thousands that were taken. Our country will never forget the courage and sacrifice of those who placed their own lives in danger to protect their fellow citizen.

On this day in 2001... Our country discovered something else even more precious than all of this. We discovered our greatest strength and the courage to stand against such evil was to be found with all of us as a nation on her knees...crying out to God...the only One who can save us.

As you give remembrances of this day...I pray you will recall not only where you were and what you were doing...and how you felt...but recall your desperate need for God that day...recall your prayers...or at least recall your need for God’s help...and give thanks to the only God who saves...

Our need as a nation for God is no less today. Amazingly...Astonishingly... God has remained faithful to us...even when we have been faithless to Him. 

May God Bless America...always.


2 Corinthians 4:16
The Message (MSG)
   So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

Monday, September 3, 2012

"In The Details"

"You comprehend my path...and are acquainted with all my ways.”
-Psalm 139:3

I love that about God....that He is into the details...not just the generalities of our lives!  
The Scriptures continually reminds me that God has an eye for detail...even knowing the precise number of hairs on each of our heads (Luke 12:7). 

We read in the Book of Psalms where David shares with us just how detail oriented God is. David writes that nothing is hidden from God's understanding...He knows everything about us...Psalm 139.
I use to wallow in the miseries of too many details...I could easily become overwhelmed by them if they came at me in number and especially if they seemed to come all at once!  

Yes, I prefer my life to be simple...with only a few manageable details needing my attention. But life isn’t like that...at least not all the time it isn't. 

So, I am learning to relinquish whatever faith I am placing in my own strength, abilities, and outcome...and replacing it instead with an unswerving faith in the One who holds all of creation in His hands....including all the intricate details of my life! 

It is good to be reminded that God is not overwhelmed or discouraged about the current circumstances in my life...or in yours either. His eyes are always on us. Amazingly...we have even captured His heart! 

Take to heart this truth...no matter what is currently going on in your life...He loves you! How can you be certain of that love?  You can be certain, because He chose to reveal His love, not in words, but in blood...giving us the gift of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ! 

If God loves us that much...will He not love us enough to sustain us in the midst of all the overwhelming details that life has you experiencing today? 

Trust Him in the details. He has a knack for covering them all...


"God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him."
- Andrew Murray