Bless our God, O peoples,
And make the sound of His praise be heard abroad,
Who keeps us among the living,
And does not allow our feet to slip or stumble.
For You have tested us, O God;
You have refined us as silver is refined.
You brought us into the net;
You laid a heavy burden [of servitude] on us (Psalms 66:8-11).
The people of the world hear about the G_d we serve from His servants. When our words and actions line up with the follow-through of our words. If what we do and say we do line up, the world knows that there is a G_d who loves them. Equally, when we say one thing but believe another, we tell the world “we’re faking it”. When the church speaks about the value of loving others but the love we show is through “backbiting”, the world will get the wrong impression and will believe a lie. IT is for this reason that as the church of the Lord Jesus we must walk in His word and grow in it because lives are dependent on it.
I pray for the church that they will arise from their doldrums and see the mess that we have made. The world does not know what it wants and will reach out for any morsel of truth it can find and often find itself no further out of the pit than when they started. The travesty is that lives are destroyed every day and it is you they blame. Help me today to live for you that my light may so shine that the world will give glory to you. I pray for the military, Law Enforcement, and EMT communities, for my families, the city of Stacy, the State of MN, and the USA. I pray especially for those impacted by the COVID-19 and its wicked sister. I pray for healing over my land that you may return rain to this land.