Month: May 2024

We Are Grieving God

Scripture Jeremiah 6:77 As a fountain wells up with water,
So she wells up with her wickedness.
Violence and plundering are heard in her.
Before Me continually are grief and wounds.

Observation: Sure, sounds like America today. The violence is overwhelming and the rioters and rich are plundering all they can. The word of God seems to be silent in the midst of this chaos, which must also grief the heart of God. I’m not sure how long God will withhold His judgement. I can’t believe that in the days of Noah or Sodom and Gomorrah it could have been any worse.

Application: Judgement day is coming. No one knows when but all I have to do is look around me and Satan is having a ball. It’s time to be ready and do God’s will so we will be busy when He comes. I need to do whatever it is God calls me to do each day. I need to half a broken heart for those that don’t know Him and not be content that I have eternal life by the sacrifice of my Savior.

Prayer My Lord your servant is lazy please give me strength and a heart for the lost. Use me to proclaim the gospel no matter what the cost to me. You are worthy of all my love, all my obedience and all of my praise.

Look Out America

Scripture Jeremiah 5:9 Shall I not punish them for these things?” says the LORD.
“And shall I not avenge Myself on such a nation as this?

Observation: I can’t believe God is this patient with us. We have taken Him out of our nation and set up idols. His children are being mocked and persecuted for being Christians, but the time is coming. This nation will not continue to go the way it is going God is setting the time where our nation will pay for the sinfulness that has become the norm here.

Application: I need to pray to God to see what He desires of me. To show me how to warn the people that He surrounds me with, to tell them of the upcoming judgement. It’s easy for me to sit back and wait, but I know God has called me to do much more. His children need to stand in the gap and tell this sinful nation what is about to happen.

Prayer My Lord guide Your children and fill us with the Holy Spirit and use us. May we not be content to sit on the sidelines, but get us in the game. You are just and we deserve Your wrath, but have mercy.

We Are Foolish

Scripture Jeremiah 4:22 “For My people are foolish,
They have not known Me.
They are silly children,
And they have no understanding.
They are wise to do evil,
But to do good they have no knowledge.”

Observation: This sure describes the people of today and this new generation. We have done a poor job teaching them the ways of God and we are paying the price. We’ve allowed God to be taken from our society through prayer in school, God taken out of our government, a government that was established on God’s word and now we allow our churches to be closed. We allow evil to reign without a fight, knowing we won’t be her much longer. Our children and grandchildren will pay the price as God is continually taken away from our nation.

Application: I have no idea what I can do. Only God can fight the evil that surrounds me now. I need to be in His army and take my orders from Him. I need to give the fear I feel to Him and ask Him what He desires of me and do it no matter what it might be. I love my children and grandchildren and need to fight for them as Satan tries to hold them captive.

Prayer Dear Lord, I beg You to direct your children to glorify You during this dark period in our nation. Please Lord take up this fight and fight for us and save our children. May we all be together forever with You.

We Need to Return to the Lord

Scripture Jeremiah 3:12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say:
‘Return, backsliding Israel,’ says the LORD;
‘I will not cause My anger to fall on you.
For I am merciful,’ says the LORD;
‘I will not remain angry forever.

Observation: I know this is for Israel but it’s fitting for America today. We are backslidden and we’ve allowed our churches to be closed and with all the hate why isn’t the love of God being proclaimed. Christians have become the silent majority in this country and because we are, evil gains a foothold. We are called to be a light but we have become so conformed to this world no one can see it. We are not doing what we were called to do.

Application: Fear is a strong force and I believe that is what happening. We are afraid of people instead of God. It is good to fear God because He has commanded us to live our life a specific way and to fulfill a purpose, he gave us before we were even born. We should be more afraid of not accomplishing God’s purpose in our life above anything else.

Prayer Dear Lord help us, give us wisdom and strength to be a voice for You. May we not be content to just wait it out until You come to gather Your children to go home, but to help bring others home to You.

We Brought This on Ourselves

Scripture Jeremiah 2:17 Have you not brought this on yourself,
In that you have forsaken the LORD your God
When He led you in the way?

Observation: The problems that we are seeing in this country is as much our fault as anything else. Christians have never stopped the evil from spreading since prayer was taken out of the schools and God was taken out of our government. We are to blame for allowing this to happen, we stood by and did nothing. We didn’t even slow down Satan as he used evil men and women to alter laws to take God out of America. We are paying the price now, as our churches are closed and our freedoms are taken away.

Application: I need to find a way to do my part in bringing God back to the nation. I don’t have any authority, but I have the Holy Spirit that will guide me. If only I can reach a person or two and open their eyes to the Lord so that they may tell others.

Prayer My Lord I beg for your forgiveness for what we have done. Your children allowed this to happen and we ask for Your guidance on how we may help fix this. We need you on the throne of our lives and this country. Command us to what you want us to do.

God Knows Me

Scripture Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you;
Before you were born I sanctified you;
I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”

Observation: God knew me before I was even born. He formed me the way He desired, so why don’t I feel as if I was created for a purpose and not God’s mistake? Lately I’ve been feeling depressed and see no purpose for my life. When I received Jesus as my Lord and Savior over twenty years ago, I was doing all sorts of things for God and now nothing. I feel as if God forgot about me and I have no idea of the direction I should go. I feel whatever it was I was supposed to accomplish has been done and it’s time to go home, but I’m still here and I don’t know why.

Application: I need to stop feeling sorry for myself and stop looking for ways to make me happy. That was never why I was formed in the first place. God created me for Him and though I’m pretty sure I wasn’t ordained to be a prophet to the nations, I was called to fulfill His purpose. I need to remember God created me the way I am, so He must think that I’m pretty special. I still woke up this morning so instead of trying to figure out why I need to ask what’s on your agenda for today my Lord.

Prayer Lord it’s difficult being home by myself most of the day, but I’m discovering Satan is here shooting fiery darts at me. I feel defeated most of the time, but how can I lose with You next to me. Remind me each day to tell Satan to move over to make room for you to sit by my side. I love you Lord and I need your help today and I’ll be asking for it again tomorrow.

God Will Gather All the Nations

Scripture Isaiah 66:18 “For I know their works and their thoughts. It shall be that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come and see My glory.

Observation: All nations and tongues. With all that is going on with racism and division of the people, God sees us all the same as His children. He is going to make sure there is no excuse not to believe in Him, He will declare His glory to everyone.

Application: I need to pray and ask God what I can do to help. My attitude is been negative lately hardly the person someone would want to come to for guidance. I need to be positive and be focused on God and all that He has done for me and my eternal home. I need to share those thoughts as an encouragement for others.

Prayer My Lord the enemy has been shooting his fiery darts at me. Increase my faith so that I might deflect these thoughts and be focused on serving You.