I was convicted this morning about my push for peace in our nation via social media. I was lead to read 2 Peter 3 and in verse 9-18 God spoke to me about faith in Him. It starts, “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” It continues to remind us He is in complete control and will burn it all up in His timing, not ours. Let us not forget that God loved the fearful, helpless human race, with all its blackness and hideousness of sin, and He provided the way of redemption. I am indignant about what is happening in this country and for that matter in the whole world but He reminded me this morning that none of my ranting and railing against it will change one iota of His plan. Even though the plan is to burn it all up we should stand firm on His promise and focus on the new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore ( one of my favorite Bible words) I will be praying more and posting less. Apparently, I have been leaning on my own understanding which creeps in and takes away from my faith in Him. I believe, therefore I have faith that my prayers will be answered in His time and in His way. Praise God. In the last week or so I have had several situations cross my plate and caused me to reflect on what is really important and it was not the news, as bad as it is. God is in control, do we trust Him? Blessings
LIFE does not meet tonight but I am trying to put something together for next Tuesday, 5TH Tuesday.