But to the wicked God says:
“What right have you to recite my statutes
or take my covenant on your lips?
For you hate discipline,
and you cast my words behind you.
If you see a thief, you are pleased with him,
and you keep company with adulterers.
“You give your mouth free rein for evil,
and your tongue frames deceit.
You sit and speak against your brother;
you slander your own mother’s son.
These things you have done, and I have been silent;
you thought that I was one like yourself.
But now I rebuke you and lay the charge before you.
“Mark this, then, you who forget God,
lest I tear you apart, and there be none to deliver!
The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me;
to one who orders his way rightly
I will show the salvation of God!” Psalms 50:16-23
walking with Lord is a way of life that affects all areas of your life. if it were a matter of singing the right song, saying the right thing, or memorizing a scripture, salvation would be the hottest thing on the market. As long as the Lord doesn’t go past the door to our heart, we’re willing to attend service and even drop in a nominal amount into the collection plate. When the choir sings “I surrender all” we get teary-eyed and go to the altar but that’s as far as we go. The Lord wants more from us than the nominal things, He wants to fill us and enrich our lives but as long as the junk remains there is no room for him. Forgetting about G-d implies that we have walked with the Lord but something came between us that we are just not willing to talk about maybe it’s a wound or painful spot where bitterness has cropped up. Wherever we are today, G-d wants to meet you where you are in the words of Isaiah 1:11 “come let us reason together sayeth the Lord… (Isaiah 1:11).
Please help me today to lay down everything in my life before you. I pray that you will help me through the rough spots and make more room for you. I pray for the people of Ukraine and Russia that you will be with them through their difficulties. Please watch over my families today and help me to encourage people through this website and my life. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
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