Give What Is Owed!

Give What Is Owed!

“Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect then respect; if honor, then honor.” Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” Romans 13:7-10 NIV

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What would happen if someone came into your home and disrespected your home?

Would you disrespect them by not honoring what they do in their home?

Then, why would trump go to another country and have his wife and daughter disrespect the traditions of those in Saudi Arabia? Were the Saudi’s accommodating because of the pay-to-play policy they knew would be employed?

I am not impressed with the $100 billion dollar weapons sale or the $100 million contribution to Ivanka’s fund. Seems a bit hypocritical to me since trump railed against Hillary for accepting money from the Saudi’s that was used to help people in other countries. No one is going to be helped by Ivanka’s fund other than the family and we know this because her father accepted donations to a foundation that he used to his benefit. The acorn doesn’t fall far from the trees.

At any rate–judging by the faces of those around them on this trip (Saudi’s), they were tolerating him and probably laughing behind his back later because he’s so gullible and they know it. It’s not hard to get over on someone when the world knows a person is needy and simply needs phrase to win them over. I saw some actually speaking to others while trump was speaking.

Soon and very soon–if all goes well–we’ll no longer have to be embarrassed by the ignorant one who refuses to learn history.

While we wait–think on these things: there are others who actually care about all Americans and not just about how much money they can get out of it. There are others who would truly love to serve the nation by representing all Everyday Americans, not just some. And there are those who understand that Christianity is about love and taking care of the poor and needy. I am one of those Americans.

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When Evil Frustrates!

When Evil Frustrates!

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good. The LORD looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. All have turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Do all these evildoers know nothing? They devour my people as though eating bread; they never call on the LORD. But there they are, overwhelmed with dread, for God is present in the company of the righteous. You evildoers frustrate the plans of the poor, but the LORD is their refuge.Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the LORD restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad! Psalm 14 NIV

Where are the true Patriots in the Republican party in Washington, DC?

Is there one–just one Republican–who speaks truth any more?

Is there one–just one Republican–who cares about the poor and needy?

Is there one–just one Republican–who is more loyal to country than “pledged loyalty to a man” who has no values other than greed and power?

Is there one–just one Republican–who cares more about their constituents than their party agenda?

Is there one–just one Republican–who is bold enough to stand up and speak out against the atrocious policies being implemented that discriminate against the poor and promote hatred?

Is there one–just one Republican–who is courageous enough to convince the party to put an end to this charade of a presidency that has the world laughing at America?

If there is one–then where are they and what’s taking them so long to stand up and uphold the oath of office they took or does that oath no longer mean anything?

Have they–succumbed to greed and need for power over doing what is best for the entire country?

Where is the  moral outrage of the so-called christians who voted for all the “negligent, obstructionists” who put evil in the seats of government?

It would appear to me, that everything we say–as Christians and Americans–we value has gone out the window with our current leadership and no one seems to care about the people or what they need. No longer do we see integrity and honor ruling in the hearts of those in position of leadership. No longer do we see patriotism honored by elected leaders who have apparently forgotten–the voters who elected them. No longer do we see those who have publicly taken oaths of office–uphold them.

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But we–who truly know God and live according to His precepts and are loyal to Him–understand how God will frustrate the plans of those who frustrate the plans of the poor.

For this reason–there is fear and anxiety–overcoming reason and logic by those who plot evil or won’t stand against it.

For this reason–instability and anger–rests upon those who do not know God and will not obey Him.

For this reason–many Republicans–are afraid to face their constituents and hide from them.

For this reason–the American people–will seek those who care about them and change the political landscape from the red of anger and frustration and greed to the blue of hope and integrity and honor.

The frustration felt by those who have been ignored will result in a tsunami of blue waves that wash across this country in upcoming elections–no matter how much money–the Republicans spend–unless they have chosen to “rig more elections” like 2016.

God knows and He’s watching and His purposes and plans will not be frustrated by evil, for He has overcome evil and evil will be overthrown and cast into the pit of darkness, never to be seen or heard from again. Watch for it!

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Resist!

Resist!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV

Today–as many of us prepare to march in demonstration of our frustration about the lack of transparency exhibited by the #WHidiot–we will resist the devil and oppose him on every side until he comes clean about his relationship with Russia by revealing his tax returns. He has something to hide and it’s not about how rich he is. It’s about his connections to Russia on a financial level.

The “muscle-flexing” show he’s putting on for the world playing “chicken” with N. Korea is simply a demonstration of his desire to have center stage. He’s too foolish to even realize the danger he’s creating for everyone– and though he may believe that he’s safe–the end results of a nuclear war will not discriminate from the poor to the White House–obliteration–for all.

If I live through this day and the weeks to come; I will be seeking The Lord for direction as I struggle with a decision to run for president in 2020. After all, if an illiterate imbecile can run and win, I have a good chance at winning as well. The difference between him and me–I have knowledge of civics, the constitution, geography, economics, education, philosophy and a heart of compassion and Holy Spirit directing my steps. Did I leave out anything else as a qualifier? Oh! I have no problem with transparency–background checks, birth certificate checks, college transcripts or tax returns. I think that just about covers it all. Except one more thing–I’d run as an Independent–it’s about Americans, not a political party! I will bring back integrity and honor to the White House! I have no need to lie!

Keep Watching! It’s bound to be fun!

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Words And Deeds!

Words And Deeds!

And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Anyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come. “Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good? For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him. But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 21:31-37 NIV

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God. John 3:17-21 NIV

What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. But someone will say, “You have faith; I have deeds.” Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by my deeds. You believe that there is one God. Good! Even the demons believe that—and shudder. You foolish person, do you want evidence that faith without deeds is useless? Was not our father Abraham considered righteous for what he did when he offered his son Isaac on the altar? You see that his faith and his actions were working together, and his faith was made complete by what he did. James 2:14-22 NIV

We can talk and talk and talk–say a lot of words–empty words, meaningless words–and if we don’t act upon what we say--doing all the good things (not the evil), then our words mean nothing. If our words mean nothing, why are we yet talking?

It is amazing how those in the White House want people to believe what they say, but what they say is not believable because of all the lies, piled upon lies emanating from their lips and then we do not see the “good” deeds; we see the horror of their actions reenacted across the nation by those who will suffer the most from voting for a con man.

How were they conned? They heard what he said–ignoring what he has done all his life–and they believed his words which were calculated lies. They will suffer and so will he, but the rest of us will also suffer from his negligence–and his lack of faith and belief in God. For surely if he believed God and were saved, America would not be in the mess we’re in right now.

Meditate on God’s Word–think about what is said and then reflect upon what you see, drawing your own conclusions.

In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even those that are not obvious cannot remain hidden forever. I Timothy 5:25 NIV

Who is wise and understanding among you? Let them show it by their good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom. James 3:13 NIV

No Excuses!

No Excuses!

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Or do you show contempt for the riches of his kindness, forbearance and patience, not realizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed. God “will repay each person according to what they have done.” To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. All who sin apart from the law will also perish apart from the law, and all who sin under the law will be judged by the law. For it is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous. (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) This will take place on the day when God judges people’s secrets through Jesus Christ, as my gospel declares. Now you, if you call yourself a Jew; if you rely on the law and boast in God; if you know his will and approve of what is superior because you are instructed by the law; if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth—you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal? You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor idols, do you rob temples? You who boast in the law, do you dishonor God by breaking the law? Romans 2:1-23 NIV

We no longer have an excuse to condone treasonous behavior occurring in the White House. Of course, for those who still believe 45 is God’s choice for president–what can I say? Apparently, nothing that will convince that 45 is in the White House because of the will of misinformed, duped people who listened to the lies promoted against Hillary. How do I know?

Look–if you will–without bias–totally objective–at all the events unfolding at the White House. I have long ago determined that whatever comes out of 45’s mouth is projection about what he’s doing.

He called Hillary corrupt–when he’s the corrupt one–never hesitating to bully or bribe others to get what he wants.

He called Hillary a liar–if people don’t know by now that 45 is a pathological liar (with a straight face), I’d have to conclude they’ve been living under a rock with no access to unfolding news. He knew about Flynn from the beginning which is why Bannon chose him.  And to top it all off–every surrogate who speaks on his behalf is a pathological liar–must be criteria for working for it.

He blasted Hillary for a security risk to the nation–now that the truth is being exposed–his claims are laughable–especially in “light” of his handling a crisis call in the midst of a dinner with “paying” guests who had access to information intended for the president only.And there is his use of an “unsecured phone” and his aides, using personal email accounts. Where have we heard that being a problem–before? Right–Hillary’s emails–those hacked and released by WikiLeaks.

Ignorance of the law (or the constitution) is no excuse and should not be tolerated. The Republicans also knew about the hacking, but said nothing because it benefited them. Now, for everyone who promoted 45 as God’s choice–judgment awaits–because obviously, your agenda was more important that the security of this nation.

The end is near–but how soon all will be exposed will be determined by those who have a backbone and the balls to stand up against the republican obstacle wall.

We cannot count on the FBI to be truthful because of the conduct demonstrated during the election. We cannot count of the DOJ and the AG is part of the collusion because they’re afraid of 45. We can count on the ACLU to take the case to court–if necessary–and if Democrats pursue resolution to all the chaos in the White House.We also cannot ignore the threats or distraction by Russia now cruising along the East Coast–in an apparent attempt to help keep people distracted from demanding truth from the White House.

Now, we all understand why the Senate was pushed to rush through all the nominees for cabinet positions–to bring America to its knees as every agency created to safeguard, is now being demolished.

However, with all the unfolding evidence of wrong-doing by politicians, we who know The Lord and live according to His Word–have no excuse to not speak truth when we know it.

Breathe, Reflect and Keep Fighting!

Breathe, Reflect and Keep Fighting!

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:1-10 NIV

How does passage of scripture align with what we see right now?

Deception–is a key word in what we see in the daily news. People–and this is the White House contingency–are deceived by what they do–abuse of power–and they think we are deceived by their “alternate facts” which are blatant lies.

If they simply read and lived the bible–at least 45 claims to “love the bible” then he would know there is no need for him to keep comparing himself to President Obama–he’ll never measure up. What he should concentrate on doing is not allowing President Bannon to steer the ship he was commissioned to captain. None of us who are paying attention are blind to what is going on. We know 45 didn’t draft the executive orders and his “photo op” show of signing them and attempting to read words he’s never seen is obvious.

How do we know? Most of us with fairly good perception and ability to draw conclusions knew when he first opened his mouth. He does not have the intellect to draft the executive orders presented in the presence of the press. Only an idiot would have given him credit for it. But that’s not the most important factor–it has been revealed by media that he didn’t know what he was signing and hence the chaotic mess with the Muslim Ban. And they can claim all they want that it was not a “ban on Muslims” but Giuliani revealed that 45 asked him how to “legally ban Muslims” and he helped him.

45 wants people to “praise him” but so far, he’s done absolutely nothing that is praiseworthy. It is craving for recognition that President Bannon is using against him, feeding his ego so he can influence what he does. Hence–the conclusion that SB is actually the president and most people don’t know–we have an unelected person running the government.

We’ll soon see how the fallout will affect every American when SB–who is determined to destroy the country in order to fulfill his own agenda–allows white supremacist to do whatever they want to do in order to make America–“white again.”

America needs to wake up and take off the blinders that are creating the scales distorting their view of reality. 45 is mentally unstable, SB is a bigoted racist, and haggyblonde is sleep deprived (she admitted yesterday) and since we know–sleep deprivation is a form of torture that creates distortions of reality–we know why she’s acting the way she is.

They (teamtrump) seem to forget all the vicious lies they promoted during a campaign and now, they “say” it’s not fair for people to constantly criticize what they do or how they’re doing it. Really? It was okay for them to demonize both Hillary and President Obama, but now–it’s not fair! What a load of baloney!

45 ran down his opponents in both the primary and general election with falsehoods, blatant lies and vicious personal character attacks, but now–the petulant, tantrum-throwing-toddler-in-chief wants people to play nice and stop hurting his feelings because he feels so “demoralized.”Maybe he should have thought about “his actions” and considered how others might feel; especially since he continually denigrated President Obama for years–and he still has not apologized for that. But that’s okay–Karma bites–and we learn from the word in Romans 13:7 –we can only get back what we give. “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

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And yes, before anyone reminds of the preceding verses of Scripture, I do know what it says and what it means, but since we do not have integrity and honor operating in the WH, I am not obligated to them.

Now, for those who need encouragement to keep going in the battle–step back for a moment, take a deep breath, reflect on the purpose and then get back in the battle to win it!

 

Who Do We Trust?

Who Do We Trust?

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call! Psalm 20 NIV

Trust–by dictionary definition is–“reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.”

It would appear that 62 million Americans have put their trust into a man who, like the rest of us, is not perfect–but lacks the very basics of human decency–the character traits that makes a great leader. Based upon his actions, his rhetoric and looking at those who surround him and how they enable his dysfunctional outlook  on life and in governance, most of the rest of the 324 million millions know–we cannot trust him and therefore we have no confidence in his ability to lead this country.

Where there is no trust–there is distrust.

Where there is no integrity (adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty)–there is malfeasance (the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).

Where there is no honor–there is dishonor and disdain.

Where there is no respect–there is disrespect.

Where there is no love–there is hate.

Where there is no truth–there are lies.

There are so many character flaws observable by anyone with eyes and ears that it would take writing a manual to discuss them all in detail. There are some scientific reasons why we see what we see and there are spiritual reasons why the flaws exist.

From a scientific perspective–there is a disconnect in his brain–there is a disruption in the transmission of signals by the neurotransmitters that have led to the non-development of empathy, a sense of reality and honor.

This is recognized in the multiple personality disorders we see displayed on a regular basis: lying about everything, including the lies (pathological liar) because he doesn’t recognize truth. In his mind, he creates truth and nothing else matters.

Narcissism--inability to recognize any importance in anyone or anything other than what he wants (fascination with self and ruled by ego–never accepting responsibility for his actions). Blaming others is as easy as breathing for him.

MegalomaniaPsychiatry. a symptom of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc.  

I have used each of these terms to describe the PE of the United States–not out of meanness, but out of concern for the nation. Our nation is at risk and no one wants to address it.

Every adjective that he uses in describing himself or his accomplishments radiates qualities that only exist in his mind–and his enablers–those surrounding him–never tell him the truth, but attempt to keep his cognitive disability hidden for their own selfish reasons.

The moral of the story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a perfect illustration of what we see. A delusional king was duped by tailors into spending a large sum of money for a splendid robe and when parading in public for all the world to see his new robe, all the people saw his underclothes, but only a child was brave enough to speak truth and wondered out loud, why the emperor was naked (not literally).

And such is the case with the PE–his delusions of grandeur are so great that people are afraid to confront him with truth because they don’t want to damage his ego. As a result, he has been led to believe he has the moral fiber and fortitude to “Make America Great Again,” because he never recognized its greatness.

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He believes he is a savior and that is evident in his declarations that,”I and I alone can fix it.”

In spite of multiple business failures, he believes he is a great businessman.

In spite of the fact that numerous women have accused him of being a sexual predator, he screams, they lie and blames the “crooked media” for everything.

He has been involved in all sorts of shady, corrupt allegations and according to him, it’s never his fault. And what I’ve noticed is his tendency to project onto others, the very things he’s guilty of–he is crooked, corrupt, a consummate liar, and even when confronted with facts–denies them and blames others when exposed to truth.

So, now lawmakers are in a dilemma–trying to determine the scope of his involvement with Russia and the ethical practicality of his ability to retain this business interests while governing as president. Since most politicians lie simply to get votes, I don’t think we can trust them any more than we can trust the PE to do the right thing.

I foresee a couple of things: A charge of treason or impeachment within the next six months, or a massive nationwide recall of elected officials or courts being tied up for the next two years with lawsuits or even the decimation of our nation by Russian influence.

The problem could easily be resolved with a new election. That would serve two purposes: proving once and for all who the legitimate president is so we can all move forward and it would declare for all the world to see–the mandate of Americans for Americans. We are still a great nation and do not need the taint and stench of corruption hanging over us.

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From a spiritual perspective–there is no proof that he has ever known The Lord Jesus Christ, accepted Him as Savior or that he has any knowledge of God’s Word.

Who do we trust? We trust in The Lord and that lawmakers will be the arbiters of integrity and expose truth for all to see.

 

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–27!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–27!

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King.Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.  Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity. Psalm 98 NIV

Day Twenty-Seven

Lord Jesus,

How mighty You are in dealing with all the inhabitants of the earth! Your love and mercy are beyond compare; Your justice for all without biases is immeasurable, and Your Truth and Wisdom keep exposing all the lies and liars who those their deeds were hidden. What a mighty God You are!

Though there are some who have not understood the magnitude of their actions or inaction regarding the decisions being made for all they govern in America–we yet hold onto the hope that if they have any thoughts for You, they will hear You and right the wrongs perpetuated by lies, false news and propaganda deliberately used for character assassination by a foreign entity, and promoted by the president-elect and his team.

Lord, we know Your mercy knows no boundaries, but we ask that as mercy is given and shown by others, You will continue to show mercy to all. Encourage the perpetrators of all wrong-doing in this recent election to search their hearts and souls and act as people of integrity by stepping aside so we can continue to move forward, as a nation, making wise decisions for all.

We are forever grateful for truth being exposed and recognized for we know that You and You alone will always pull the covers off the hidden things–those things You despise and bring them into the light for all to see.

We praise You for all You are doing and will do to help America on the right track as a world leading nation, with leaders who know and understand You and how You want us to live–always operating in truth.

In Jesus’ Name we pray and thank You, Amen!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–9!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–9!

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it?” They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning. But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down. He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done. The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him! Psalm 64 NIV

Day Nine

Lord,

We thank You for seeing all the evil that is planned against us–the spitefulness, the intention of destroying a nation and all those who love You. We thank You for allowing all who plot evil to be destroyed before the world so all may see that it does not profit anyone to stand against Your children.

Encourage hearts today, O God–those who feel weakened and hopeless by events that are out of our control, but will change in an instant at Your bidding. Stiffen spines and resolve to stay in the battle until victory is won and all will know, we are Your children and we will not cave as some already have.

For we know, through study and understanding of Your Word, that all good and perfect gifts come from You and nothing the enemy has planned for us or against shall ever prosper. No weapon–not doubt, not scorn, not rude behavior, not name-calling, nothing shall keep us from obeying You and waiting for the victory we know is ours in You.

Thank You for always being with us–never abandoning us or leaving us alone--directing our footsteps on the paths You have forged for us–paths of honor and integrity, unity and wholeness, love and respect–for all who love You.

Keep us mindful O God that we are not in the battle against flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high places and that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through You in pulling down strongholds.

Blessed is the name of The Lord and blessed it is to belong to Him! We know that mercy and goodness will follow us all the days of our lives and we shall open our mouths and sing songs–rejoicing in Your love and protection–never allowing the enemy a foothold in the territory of our hearts.

For the mighty acts of deliverance and joy in You, we thank You and give You praise.

All this we ask and thank You for in Jesus’ name, Amen!

Strength For The Battle!

Strength For The Battle!

Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me; at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy; I will sing and make music to the LORD.Hear my voice when I call, LORD; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.Do not hide your face from me, do not turn your servant away in anger; you have been my helper. Do not reject me or forsake me, God my Savior. Though my father and mother forsake me, the LORD will receive me.Teach me your way, LORD; lead me in a straight path because of my oppressors. Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes, for false witnesses rise up against me, spouting malicious accusations. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:6-14 NIV

Sometimes, appearances can be deceiving,

Sometimes, when right, we simply keep believing,

The wrongs that need correction

Lord, guide us with Your direction

Speaking to hearts along the way,

Never giving up, by night or day.

Enlarge our hearts and our space,

Reaching others to seek Your face,

Never in fear, but always with love,

Knowing true wisdom comes from above.

Help us in this battle to remain strong,

Bold, and fearless while correcting this wrong,

Brought by manipulation and deception

Turned and righted for Your reception,

Of us into Your Presence.

Though the journey to seeing a wrong turned right,

Gets weary, never forget, we are precious in His sight.

Press on, mighty soldiers of valor and integrity,

Fight on with honor, strength, and dignity.

For the battle is The Lord’s and not ours,

When weak, we’re strengthened in His power,

To stay the course, never veering from the path,

Of victory that is before us, the win–in the math,

As God calculates it.

While we wait to see the victory,

Be strong, determined to make unprecedented history,

Remember God knows and truth will reveal

The tricks and lies used in attempts to steal,

Joy and happiness found only in Him.

The Joy of The Lord Is Our Strength!