Morning Encouragement for 9/6/2022

ME_9-6-2022

Good morning,

You may or may not have said or heard this “promises, promises”. This is usually said when a person habitually makes promises and then for whatever reason breaks them. When people do not come through on their promises, at first, we understand and then slowly become cynical. When this Psalm was penned, the nation had been told varying stories about the “faithful G-d” yet had never seen even one thing done in their life. Then along comes this character talking about what G-d had done in and through his life. The part that is missing in the stories is where “obedience comes into play. The people were expecting the miracles as it had happened in the time of Moses however, due to disobedience, those miracles never came to fruition and, as such, they walked away from the Lord. David was the anomaly in Israel and was blessed from the time of his youth. In the same way, the Lord encourages us to be the anomaly rather than the consensus. I encourage you today to consider the promises made by the Lord and walk in obedience to the Lord.

Readings: Psalms 119:49-56, Jeremiah 29:10-13, Isaiah 1:18-31, Deuteronomy 28:1-14,
Acts 5:27-32.

Famous Quote: “Obedience is the key to all doors” – C.S. Lewis

Father,

You desire great things for us, and you have always loved your creation. When we walk in obedience, your Spirit leads us to the place of fruitfulness. When we are blessed, the world turns against us out of jealousy and envy. Please help me today to walk in obedience to Your word in all that I do despite the clamor of the world. I pray that you will continue to shake the world and its elected leaders so that they may be silenced before you. 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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