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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Words of Encouragement November 11, 2012

First, I want to stop and take time today to honor our Veterans. All those who have served, in office or front lines, have given so much, as have your families. Thank you.

I share thoughts today from our teacher and, like him, my words are intended as a spiritual observation, not a political one. They may start sorrowfully but there is strength in the end.

I feel sorrow for the direction my nation has taken. The two party system that helped us through history has become a dividing force. I pray our leaders, at all levels, will unite beyond those dividing lines to promote what is best for all our people.

Psalm 33:12 says: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. Although that originally speaks of Israel I believe that America fell under that blessing too. What other nation has been "one nation, under God"? I do not know if that is the status of America today or in the future years. Our demographics and ideologies are changing.

When the people of Israel choose a King instead of the spiritual leaders, God pointed out to Samuel: "Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king." 1 Samuel 8:7. 

I read all of Psalm 33 and am comforted that God is the one in control. His intentions cannot be thwarted; He places on the throne who He wants. He has a plan that we may not see or know but we can trust in Him. 
The Lord watches over those who trust in Him. Psalm 33:18.
This video shares the words of Psalm 33 with a haunting melody.

Verses for Today:
Psalm 33: 21-22
21 In Him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in His holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him,
on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,

Thank you Lord for being a shield for your people. Thank you for the faith you have blessed me with - it gives me peace of heart at all times.

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