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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Words of Encouragement November 4, 2012

I am very late with my Sunday post today. My granddaughter wanted to celebrate her 5th birthday with a Halloween theme party. Although her birthday isn't until December (when we will be away in Hawaii) my daughter had the party this afternoon. My DH supplied the Jeep and trailer for the hay ride and there were wonderful games and treats that our daughter found at Pinterest. We didn't get home until about an hour ago and then I had to sync my church notes from tablet to laptop and locate some links I want to share today.
I was convicted this morning by our Sunday School lesson to share a slightly different message today. Then our Pastor's message reaffirmed that conviction.

I am certainly not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ and not ashamed to share my faith. The primary purpose of this blog is to share my love of reading through *reviewing books, *sharing through author and book features and *giving away old and new books.  I have kept sermon notes for many years and decided early in my blogging that I would share some spiritual thoughts and song videos on Sundays. This is part of my own desire to honor God through this blog as I hope that the way I live brings glory and honor to Him. If only a handful or even one person enjoys the Sunday Words  posts, or is encouraged by them now and then, that is enough. I pray the Spirit can use the seeds that might be planted and further their growth.

Today's sharing is because of our upcoming national elections. It is not intended to be a political endorsement but, as Pastor said this morning, "Do not be so concerned about being politically correct that you do not show our share your convictions."  I am sharing two links that were shared with me this morning.

Am I concerned about the direction of my nation? Yes, I am. But am I afraid? No, not really. Whatever occurs I have faith that my God is in control and Will work things out as He will. That does not give me the right to remain silent and do nothing. Of course, the most important thing I can do is pray and live a life that shares God's love with others.

With that in mind, I share these two resources today. 
First: There is a video interview discussing a correlation between blessings for those who honor and protect God's land and people, Israel, and punishments and disasters that fall on those who do not support Israel.

Second: Here is an article compiling many actions by President Obama that have been against the interests of Christians and those of Biblical Faith. I was very surprised to learn of all of this.

If you wish to skip the links, I hope you will still enjoy this worship song. The written words can be found at the original link:

Verses for Today:
Romans 8: 26-27 NIV
26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

My prayers today are for those who have suffered loss in the North East as a result of Sandy. Also I pray for my nation this week and the elections on Tuesday.

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