…at least not to me daily that is.
Yesterday in response to Monday’s devotional one of you wrote:
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We are headed for some very turbulent air. I ask that you return to your seats, bring your trays to their upright position, and tightly fasten your seat belts. This is going to be a bumpy ride!
NOTE: Yesterday I promised to post a letter I received from a close brother in Christ and I was not able to do so. Here it is better late than never.
Right now I’m feeling a bit like Jonah the Prophet.
I received an email from one of my closest brothers in Christ last night and in part he wrote:
NOTE: I am still working on my study of the Book of Esther and I want to be sure to do a thorough job so it will be awhile before we start on it. If you have any questions about the Book of Esther, please send them to me for consideration.
So what now?
The health care bill from the Senate has passed the House and now it must be reconciled by the upper house.
I was on Mark Levin’s radio show last night and I made some pretty strong statements.
Please listen to the link below and then I’ll discuss it afterwards.
(It may take a couple of minutes to download)
Last night during our men’s dinner at church we ended with a time of prayer for one another around our individual tables. One of the brothers asked for prayer in trusting God to handle what is going on in our country. I completely understand his struggle and that was reinforced when I opened another email from another supposed pro-life group (this time it was the Massachusetts Citizens for Life – MCFL) urging its readers to call their congressman to oppose the healthcare bill if it did not have the Stupak Amendment in the bill.
It’s raining again. The rain is always welcome here in the South because we too often are in dire need of rain. So when the rain comes I try not to complain and I make sure I praise God for the rain.
That was some storm we had a couple of hours ago!
Oh that’s right, not all of you live in Northwest Florida.
What’s that? You never noticed the storm and you live here? You slept right through it?
Silly title…waking up alive. Of course you’re alive if you wake up. Physically maybe, yes, but when you wake up does it dawn on you that you awoke. It doesn’t for me many times because my alarm wakes me up. What is the first thing that goes through your mind when the alarm clock goes off?
If you ever find yourself at the point of false piety you need stop immediately and repent of the sin of self-righteousness. In my case my false piety was wrapped up in political pragmatism, believing that somehow God would bless my incremental holiness, because America was not yet ready for revival.
My political pragmatism caused me to think that we had to have the right man in the White House, that we have to regain control Congress, get the right mixture on the Supreme Court and then all our troubles would be swept away. The problem is we had all that and things just got worse. The American Church sadly for decades has looked to Washington for a savior instead of Calvary.
As many of you know I am doing a series at my blog titled, “Careless with the Truth” and the title comes from an Albert Einstein quote:
“Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.”
“Anyone who seeks success or greatness should first forget both and seek only the truth. The rest will follow.”
Continue reading “Careless With The Truth (Part 2)”