Great song to remind us of what is true and most important.
THE LORD REIGNS!
Let all the people sing of Your awesome power in all the earth
Let darkness tremble at Your name
Why do the nations rage when the King is on His throne?
Now and forever You will reign
PRAISE YOU LORD - YOU DO REIGN!
Keep my teaching as the apple of your eye. – Proverbs 7:3
Downsizing… could there be anything more daunting than sifting through your worldly goods, sorting them into groups of “trash it,” “donate it,” or “keep it?” While some find reorganization refreshing, most people stress a bit in the process.
As America moves into new days of leadership there will be a natural restructuring. Certainly, there are policies from the past that are better left to fall away. However, America’s Christian heritage is a critical structure, the lifeblood of society and it must be kept. But how will a divided nation do it?
The Apostle Paul sets an example. In his choice to follow Christ, he went from a high position in Jewish society to a prisoner, jailed by his former colleagues. Some actually sought to put him to death for his confessions of faith. Yet he counted the cost of his discipleship and deemed it worth keeping.
“Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith, that I may know him and the power of his resurrection” (Philippians 3:8-10).
Pray for America’s leaders to see the nation’s Christian heritage as valuable, and worth keeping. Ask that believers serving in government will be like Paul, choosing to proclaim their faith regardless of the cost.
Recommended for further reading: 2 Timothy 4:3-8
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