In this year of “resurrection out of contradiction,” I look at our nation’s situation and cannot ignore the need to take action and participate with God in this resurrection. Pinpointing contradictions is probably the first challenge. In the course of a day, we can hear a statement in passing that threatens our whole nation or run into the panic of a fast-moving virus or get caught up in economic predictions that smother hope or we might witness an incident that robs us of peace and security. The list is endless and unique to each of us, yet the bombardment is common to all of us. If we fail to disagree through word or deed when evil or malice is exposed, we tolerate a non-God influence in the atmosphere instead of taking it down.
(This is the second excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Your home is an important place. It is a place of great redemptive possibilities. The home is the place of nurturing and safety for children. It is a place of love and hugs and words of acceptance. May your home be a place where your children are confident that they have a sanctuary away from the faithless hustle of the world. May they have a family that genuinely expresses and lives out the awe and fear of Almighty God and may that family stand together, unshakable and unmovable upon God’s Word. (Prov.14:26, Msg) “The Fear-of-God builds up confidence, and makes a world safe for your children.” We are praying you discover daily that your home is a sanctuary you look forward to reaching at the end of the day.
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A spirit of division in men or minions will target race, gender, religion, authority, business, government, nations, institutions, families and anything else that can be divided. Though the target list is complex, the intent is simple: divide to cause a fall, divide to conquer. There are many obvious attempts and still more behind-the-scenes agendas working to carve up the heart and strength of our country in this election year. No matter what the motive, be it jealousy or hatred or greed or malice or treachery, the bottom line is that attempts to divide this “One nation, under God, indivisible,” is a contradiction to God’s plan and purpose in our nation.
(This is the first excerpt from Kathy Gabler’s article “Contradicting Contradictions“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
As the people of God assemble today, may they realize that they have been elected to an unlimited term of office. May they rejoice in God their Savior Who has elected them to be defended and to provide justice in their behalf. “And will not [our just] God defend and avenge His elect [His chosen ones] who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [in providing justice] on their behalf?” (Lk.18:7, Amp)
Discouragement is not a daily diet requisite. You were not born to just barely get through each day. So, I pray that you maintain your confidence in God and His will for you as you face every trial and discouragement. May the risen Christ help you endure and accomplish all He has designed for you to walk in. (Heb.10:35-36, Amp) “Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.” We are praying you discover daily that you are walking more and more in that for which you were born.
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What’s Going On, On God’s Side? When Joshua saw the man with the sword in his hand he asked, “Are you for us or for our adversaries?” (Josh 5:13) The man said, “No.” Joshua met someone who was not evil that was not on his side. He had to stop and think. We are so concerned about our causes, our comfort and our interests that we seldom stop to find out what God’s causes and interests are in a region or in a season. Many are asking, “What is going on?” I think God is asking, “Who is on my side?” “Who truly has my interests at heart?” What is going on? What is going on is that what can be shaken is being shaken until all that is left standing is an unshakeable Kingdom (Heb.12:27). “Occupy till” . . . sounds like: don’t stop doing anything I have ordained you to do with any less faith, dedication, or enthusiasm. Heb 3:14 “If we can only keep our grip on the sure thing we started out with, we’re in this with Christ for the long haul.” (The Message)
(This is the last excerpt from Marty Gabler’s article “What is Going On?“. More excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.)
Give thanks with a grateful heart
Give thanks to the Holy One
Give thanks because He’s given Jesus Christ, His Son
And now let the weak say, “I am strong”
Let the poor say, “I am rich
Because of what the Lord has done for us”
Give Thanks. (Don Moen, “Give Thanks”)