March 5, 2009

Just Like Israel

"Above all, I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid." —Grover Cleveland, Second Inaugural Address, March 4, 1893

We are a nation in need and God knows it. As a Christian, I tend to pray for my needs and those around me, my family, friends, church members, even friends of friends. But do I pray for my leaders, those in government? Sometimes, but rarely. Those who have the 'power', so to speak. Those who actually change, re-arrange, add or take away the very rules and freedoms we live by. Seems I should be taking what is happening in my own nation more seriously. I pray for a job, but guess what. I'm not the only one. Unemployment is like an epidemic and competition is stiff! Why? Not because of my life, or just my local government or even because of California leadership. It is nation-wide! So I must begin to pray daily, for my great and beautiful America, to be humble before God, seek His wisdom, His ways, His word, His guidance and leading. Depending on His unending grace, mercy, love and truth to hear and guide me. Not a new idea...
God bless you all~~

March 4, 2009

A New Day

The only way is up at this point. The Lord is bringing me to a point where I have exhausted all my worldly efforts to finding a job, only to let Him do the work for me. Trusting, believing, stepping aside, believing He does love me enough to let me suffer a little while with victory at the end. I hope to be laughing and dancing at His rescue efforts. I've read Job, but maybe not deep enough, hard enough, serious enough. Then there was Joseph and others in the O.T. that God let get to the end of their efforts, only to lift them up to wonderful victory with a great story to pass on to all generations. I want that...