Morning Encouragement for 6/26/2022

Good Morning,

As parents, we have the power to influence our children for a short period before peer pressure and social norms invade their minds. It is incumbent on us as parents and leaders to walk in obedience to the Lord not out of rote but out of love for the Lord. We may not be successful but in the court of the Lord, we will not be held guilty of the blood that will be shed. As children, we may not like what we are told because it doesn’t agree with our peer groups and, at times, parental wisdom is likened to a double-edged sword that cuts between soul and spirit. When the two parts are divided, the truth of every matter comes to light both for the child and the adult; without the division, the matter gets clouded and leads to confusion. Consider this, when we go looking at a new car, the car is clean, it has the “new car smell” the reason for the aroma is to get the buyer dreaming, add in some bells and whistles like navigation, and the buyer is hooked. The dealer’s job is to find out what the buyer is looking for and who has the “authority to buy” armed with this information he/she will wrap the car to fit the mold of the “buyer’s needs”. When the buyer decides that “this is the car I want” he/she is brought before the “finance officer”. This is the part where the two halves are divided and the buyer sees the “real numbers” and decides whether or not the car is worth the debt involved. In the same way, the Devil presents an idea to us for consideration. The idea is full of bells and whistles that will stop working when we need them the most. For this reason, we need to divide the “soul and spirit” so that we do not go down the wrong pathway.

Readings: Hebrew 4:12-13, John 14:34-35, Psalms 23, 1 Kings 18:20-40

Famous Quote: I am convinced what this world wants is true men and women, not great men, but true and honest and upright persons that God can use…– D.L. Moody.

Father,

Thank you for every opportunity you give me to grow and mature in my walk. I know that sin ends far too many ministries before they even get the ministry off of the ground. I am thankful for the great men and women whose life and ministry aid in my growth. I pray over the ministers who stand day and night i the holy place and have not given their life over for a piece of bread. 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).
IHS
MK
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