Daily Psalm 6/20/2021

Consider thoughtfully, you senseless (stupid ones) among the people;
And you [dull-minded] fools, when will you become wise and understand?
He who made the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see?
He who instructs the nations,
Does He not rebuke and punish,
He who teaches man knowledge?
The LORD knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath (vain, empty, futile) (Psalms 94:8-11).

One of the most difficult concepts to grasp about this “G_d of the Universe” is that He is not like mankind. Mankind tends to be “one-sided” that is, “G_d should always meet my needs but I don’t need to change my ways.” The Lord looks beyond the flesh to see what is going on inside our hearts and is not fooled by the words coming out of our mouths. G_d sees what we do and hears what we say when we think “no one has seen my misdeeds or heard my judgmental words”. Because of this, the Cross which stands on the mountain of Calvary that all who run to it are forgiven.

Father,

You know our strengths and weaknesses. If we think we are righteous and immune to failure, we delude ourselves. Because we cannot save ourselves, Jesus came at just the right time and the blood he shed on Calvary atoned for this broke down the wall between you and fallen mankind. Help me daily to cling hold of the horns of the altar and may my heart be open to you in all things. I pray for my families, my law enforcement officers, EMT staff, teachers, preachers, military members, my city of Stacy, my state of MN,  my USA, and lastly, the ministry of encouragement that you have called me to.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 6/18/2021

He also chose David His servant
And took him from the sheepfolds;
From tending the ewes with nursing young He brought him
To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.
So David shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart;
And guided them with his skillful hands (Psalms 78:70-72). 

David’s life and ministry stood in stark contrast to Israel’s unfaithfulness in the time of Saul. In the same way, when we walk in unfaithfulness and destruction finds its way to our doorstep, it may look like “the worst thing ever” and it proves out to be that way. The problem is, that just as surely as destruction wreaks havoc in our lives, it is also just the 1st act and a new act is about to begin. When Jesus came to this earth through Mary, the nation was standing on the edge of a cliff and about to jump. The Devil, our ardent enemy, stood ready to push them over the cliff and be done with them but then, the act ends a new one begins. When David became king over the combined nation, it was a new day and a new King and that is how it is with us His children. 

father,

There is no greater sign of love than for one person to lay down his/her life for his/her friends. When I walked in the counsel of the enemy, I did foolish things not considering who you are and what you stand for. Help me to walk in the counsel of G_dly and to stand in your judgment, not the world. I pray for my Law Enforcement Officers, EMT staff, Teachers, Preachers, military, my city of Stacy, my state of MN, and MY USA.

IHS

MK 

Daily Psalm 6/17/2021

The [empty-headed] fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt and evil, and have committed repulsive injustice;
There is no one who does good.
God has looked down from heaven upon the children of men
To see if there is anyone who understands,
Who seeks after God [who requires Him, who longs for Him as essential to life].
Every one of them has turned aside and fallen away;
Together they have become filthy and corrupt;
There is no one who does good, no, not even one (Psalms 53:1-3).

While this Psalm appears to be talking to the world, I want you to consider that this is written to G_d’s children and the nation in particular. This Psalm is challenging the nation to take a hard look at his/her life to see if there is any way in them that is wrong and take steps towards reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5). We may never say, “there is no G_d” but will act and talk like it. Of course, mankind will listen with one ear and flush the information out the other and then wonder why their world has collapsed around them. I encourage you today to take a hard look at your life, to see if there is an area that is in disagreement with the Word of G_d. 

Father,

One of your greatest desires for your children is that they would be happy and content. Sin is a seed that causes discontent, anger, frustration, and leads to war. The Devil knows this and all he needs is a small crack in a door or window to get into even the strongest of Christians. Please check my life to see if there is an area that is not surrendered to you and help me to bring you glory and honor in all that I do. Please be with my law enforcement officers, EMT staff, teachers, preachers, and military. Lord, we pray for rain upon our land.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 6/13/2021

O LORD, our Lord,
How majestic and glorious and excellent is Your name in all the earth!
You have displayed Your splendor above the heavens.
Out of the mouths of infants and nursing babes, You have established strength
Because of Your adversaries,
That You might silence the enemy and make the revengeful cease (Psalms 8:1-2).

One of the hardest things to comprehend, for me at least, is that the simplest things evade us. How is it possible that one little baby by his birth alone, which was prophecied over 200 years earlier,  was missed by Israel’s teachers? The saving message of the cross has been around for over 2000 years and because of it several millions of people from every walk of life have come to accept Jesus as their personal savior. The reason G_d does not speak to the super-spiritual, the super-strong, and/or the super-educated is that He would have to get through their ego first.

Father,

May I be available to you today. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you. I pray for my law enforcement officers, EMT staff, Teachers, Preachers, military City of Stacy, State of MN, and my USA. I pray specifically for those in a need for a special touch from you today

IHS
MK

Daily Psalm 6/1/2021

Sing of the honor and glory and magnificence of His name;
Make His praise glorious.
Say to God, “How awesome and fearfully glorious are Your works!
Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will pretend to be obedient to You.
“All the earth will [bow down to] worship You [in submissive wonder],
And will sing praises to You;
They will praise Your name in song.” Selah (Psalms 66:1-4).

Praising G_d is not just a song nor a collection of songs, it is a lifestyle. This “lifestyle” says, “I will praise the Lord always by what I do, how I do it, and with what attitude I do it in”. We are tasked with deciding which G_d or god we will serve. If we praise the world, we must know that the grounds will shift unpredictably. If we praise the Lord, we can know that the foundation never changes (Matthew 7:24-27). 

Father,

Thank you for a new week and a new month. You are an awesome G_d who never changes His mind. You call to anyone who will listen to come and be part of your Kingdom. May all who read this post be blessed and encouraged. I pray for my families, my law enforcement officers, my teachers, my preachers, my city of Stacy, my state of Minnesota, and my USA. In your hands, I commit my day in Jesus’ name.

IHS

Mike

Daily Psalm 5/29/2021

His foundation is on the holy mountain.
The LORD loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob (Israel).
Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God [Jerusalem] (Psalms 87:1-3).

Even the very best foundation laid by mankind pales in comparison to the Kingdom of G_d and the children who rest on His foundation. The world will take what does not belong to it and gives a paltry reward for our labor. G_d offers salvation from the struggles of this world and showed the pathway by His son Jesus. When our faith is established in Zion, the city of David, no matter what we go through, it will be said: “This one and that one were born in her” And the Almighty Himself will be his/her foundation (Psalms 87:5-6). We will not have to point it out, it will shine through even the darkest of times.

Father,

Thank you for the foundation that was built by Jesus the first son of Righteousness and the king of Salem. I desire to always stand on this foundation in all that I do. I pray for my families, my law enforcement officers, my military, my city of Stacy, my state of MN, and my USA. May righteousness once again be established in the USA not that we would be great but that you would reign in all things and in every situation.

IHS

MK

Unto you, I lift up my eyes,
O You who are enthroned in the heavens!
Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master,
And as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress,
So our eyes look to the LORD our God,
Until He is gracious and favorable toward us.
Be gracious to us, O LORD, be gracious and favorable toward us,
For we are greatly filled with contempt.
Our soul is greatly filled
With the scoffing of those who are at ease,
And with the contempt of the proud [who disregard God’s law] (Psalms 123).

The rhetorical question we need to ask ourselves daily is, “Where does my help come from” (Psalms 121:1)? if the answer to our question is anything but “from the Lord”, we can be sure that we succeed, “pride will puff up in our heart” and if we fail, “it’s because G_d didn’t want me to have it anyway”. Walking in faith does not mean you will not experience troubles and trials.  Consider Peter’s testimony “you are the Christ the son of the Living G_d” and Jesus’ response “Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, favored by God] are you, Simon son of Jonah because flesh and blood (mortal man) did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. And I say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock, I will build My church, and the gates of Hades (death) will not overpower it [by preventing the resurrection of the Christ]. I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven.”

Father,

There is no other foundation by which a man may build on except for the one built on Jesus the Son of the Living G_d.” I want no other foundation in my life except the one laid by Master Carpenter. In every situation help me to trust in you and put your first in my life always. I pray for my families, my law enforcement officers, EMTs, teachers, ministers, my city of Stacy, the state of MN, and my USA. May your peace be upon this nation today and always.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/22/2021

My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I call out by day, but You do not answer;
And by night, but I find no rest nor quiet.
But You are holy,
O You who are enthroned in [the holy place where] the praises of Israel [are offered].
In You, our fathers trusted [leaned on, relied on, and we’re confident];
They trusted and You rescued them.
They cried out to You and were delivered;
They trusted in You and were not disappointed or ashamed (Psalms 22:1-5).

Sin has a diabolical nature. When the sin is first conceived, it makes total sense why the individual should act on it. yet, once it is implanted or acted on, its tentacle-like roots grow deep in the heart of mankind. At the onset, sin tells the man, “You have a reason for this” and, “you know it is only once and you can always go back and repent”. However, sin has no intention of letting its prey go free because sin is a seed of the Devil’s mind and doesn’t care who it hurts or how they feel about it. Sin separates us from fellowship with the Lord and with His family. We can always go back but, it will not be easy nor will it sit well in our Spirit sort of like the young man in Luke 15. 

Father,

Sin is diabolical just like its Father the Devil. it doesn’t care about me, how I feel, or the tears I cry. Help me to always keep this in mind in all that I do so that I never have a reason to feel defeated or afraid. May your Good Spirit guide me, my families, my military, my Law Enforcement Officers, my EMTs, my teachers, my ministers, my city of Stacy, my state of MN, and my USA. Please guide us eternal Father through the messes of our world today in you commit my life.

Amen

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/21/2021

Cast your burden on the LORD [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
But You, O God, will bring down the wicked to the pit of destruction;
Men of blood and treachery will not live out half their days.
But I will [boldly and unwaveringly] trust in You (Psalms 55:22-23).

Undoubtedly, two of the easiest things for mankind to do are: believe a lie and complain. A person who is skilled at lying can make the lie look exactly like the truth with the exception of a few outliers. When we are told a lie and we act on it, we feel like “we have been violated” especially when the lie is found out. Complaining is easy because it doesn’t require any thought, simply open the mouth and speak against a perceived issue. When the king presented this prayer to the Lord, we are not told what G_d said to him in reply and but when we look back on the events of our lives and how the Lord has excoriated our anger and then, after we calmed down, helped us to see both sides of the equation. It is for this reason that the last two paragraphs are included in the prayer not for David to make himself look good but to change the course of our thoughts so that we can find peace in the midst of troubles.

Father,

Thank you for always changing the course of my thoughts and helping me to see both sides of the equation. I cannot change other people’s minds but  I change mine. For this reason, help me to live to honor you in all that I do. I pray for my families, friends, law enforcement officers, EMT staff, teachers, ministers, the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and my USA. May you guide me in all that I do.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/20/2021

All the prosperous of the earth will eat and worship;
All those who go down to the dust (the dead) will bow before Him,
Even he who cannot keep his soul alive.
Posterity will serve Him;
They will tell of the Lord to the next generation.
They will come and declare His righteousness
To a people yet to be born—that He has done it [and that it is finished] (Psalm 22:29-31).

The day Jesus died, he left a completed project and that was, “the salvation of the few who would spread the message to the many billions”. In this way, the eternal light of Jesus would ignite lives throughout history. In a way, it is like the “breaking of bread” and drinking the wine (1 Corinthians 11:23-32) because, a part of Jesus’ ministry and given to each of us to reach lives for Christ Jesus. Life is in the blood (Leviticus 17:11) and once that life is in us, the course and direction of our life change and we have a renewed purpose no longer is Mike Krier simply acting on his prejudices and bias but his eyes on the Lord his Commander. My Prayer for you today is that you will accept the body and blood of Christ so that you can be effective in your life and be purpose-driven.

Father,

Thank you for my readers, for my families, friends, law enforcement officers, EMT staff, Teachers, Ministers, and workers for the kingdom, my city of Stacy, my state of Minnesota, and my USA. I pray that this word ministers to all who come upon this message. May your grace guide me in all that I do.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/19/2021

My strength is dried up like a fragment of clay pottery;
And my [dry] tongue clings to my jaws;
And You have laid me in the dust of death.
For [a pack of] dogs have surrounded me;
A gang of evildoers has encircled me,
They pierced my hands and my feet.
I can count all my bones;
They look, they stare at me.
They divide my clothing among them
And cast lots for my garment.
But You, O LORD, do not be far from me;
O You, my help, come quickly to my assistance (Psalms 22:15-19).

This passage was written sometime around the time of David but parallels the passion play. Like all of the Psalms, there was an impetus behind the writing but we are not told what it is only that the person had faith in Ha Shem enough to know that He, above everybody, would never abandon him. The day Jesus was crucified, it not only broke the hearts of his disciples, but it also broke the heart of G_d his Father. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, all who believe in Him will not perish no matter how bad the situation appears to be. The thing is, if we fail to keep this mind or take our salvation lightly, we will forget the price Jesus paid and by proxy that of G_d. 

Father,

I know that I have failed You many times and in many ways. Please forgive my non-sense and help me today to honor you in all that I do. May it never be said of me “Mike forgot the Lord who called him out of darkness” but that he lived for the Lord all of the days of his life. I pray for my families, law enforcement officers, EMT staff, Teachers, the city of Stacy, the State of Minnesota, and the USA. I pray a special prayer for those struggling with illnesses and situations that appear to be out of control. I pray especially for those who read this post that they would come to you and grow deeper in you.

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/18/2021

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And the expanse [of heaven] is declaring the work of His hands.
Day after day pours forth speech,
And night after night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there [spoken] words [from the stars];
Their voice is not heard.
Yet their voice [in quiet evidence] has gone out through all the earth,
Their words to the end of the world.
In them and in the heavens He has made a tent for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course (Psalms 19:1-5).

One of the toughest most gut-wrenching problems on this earth is when we feel that G_d has somehow abandoned us. At issue is that G_d does not come in “physical form” and if He did, we should be questioning that individual’s authenticity. When G_d presents Himself to us, it is always through His glory that is, “through the unmistakable way He guides our world and our life, or door that opens that we could not possibly have opened. three years ago, I told G_d, “I am ready for a change in my life” and He said He would open a door for me.” Three full years passed by, I faced constant battles with the only resolution being “I got the short end of the stick.” Then one day, I was offered “early retirement” and I almost turned it down but then rethought my decision. I retired on October 15th and started dialysis on October 19th. I received 100 disability status from the military and subsequent disability which more than made up for what I lost; this was a door that presented itself and all I had to do was “walk through” it. I always thought I would miss working in Information Technology but I don’t and I don’t miss work. 

Father,

Thank you for all that you do in and through my life. I pray for my family, friends, dialysis team, law enforcement officers, EMT personnel, the city of Stacy, the State of MN, and my USA. I pray for those who are in need of a special touch from you, let this message be an encouragement to those in need. 

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/16/2021

Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness. Why let the nations say, “Where is their God?”
Our God is in the heavens, and he does as he wishes. Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands. They have mouths but cannot speak, and eyes but cannot see. They have ears but cannot hear, and noses but cannot smell. They have hands but cannot feel, and feet but cannot walk, and throats but cannot make a sound. And those who make idols are just like them, as are all who trust in them (Psalms 115:1-8).

When we live for the Lord and let Him sit on the throne of our life, we unknowingly a conflict. Because we are “human”, we want the trappings of the world but do not always see that they are an “illusion”. When I was in IT, I wanted to get certified in Cisco hardware but I always came up short because it had nothing to do with my job so I never got to practice so the certification would have been meaningless. In the same way, when we see our friends, family, or neighbors purchasing lavish homes, luxurious cars, and/or toys, we want to become jealous. Jealousy compels people to “keep up with the Joneses” only to find out the price the family member, friend, and/or neighbor paid for those items, and then it is too late to change our minds. 

Father,

When we live for you and relinquish control of our life, you direct us in the way of peace and along with that road immortality (Proverbs 12:28). We will never be remembered for the cars we drove, the house we lived in, and/or the plethora of toys we possessed, we will be remembered for the joy we brought to others and the hope we infused in others. Help me to live for you and I relinquish control of my life to you. I pray for my families, my Law enforcement officers, military, EMTs, teachers, friends, and coworkers. May your good and Holy Spirit be with those who need a special touch from you today. 

IHS

MK

Daily Psalm 5/15/2021

Blessed [by God’s grace and compassion] is he who considers the helpless;
The LORD will save him in the day of trouble.
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive;
And he will be called blessed in the land;
You do not hand him over to the desire of his enemies.
The LORD will sustain and strengthen him on his sickbed;
In his illness, You will restore him to health.
As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You” (Psalms 41:1-4).

The helpless and innocent are the main targets of the aggressor because they don’t usually fight back. consider the parent-child relationship, the child is dependent on the parent for guidance but the enemy says, “you are alone” and the rest is downhill. If the parent is not there to overrule the enemy’s clever words, the child will go astray and the parent will pay the ultimate price. Maintaining an ethical edge is the child’s responsibility and if he/she does, they will know the protection of the Lord.

Father,

I pray for my families that you will be with each and every one of them. I pray especially for those who have been severely wounded, our law enforcement community, EMTs, military, city of Stacy, State of MN, and the condition of my USA. May I always be a source of encouragement to you and to those who are reading?

IHS

mk

Daily Psalm 5/13/2021

Save me, O God, by Your name;
And vindicate me by Your [wondrous] power.
Hear my prayer, O G_d;
Listen to the words of my mouth.
For strangers have risen against me
And violent men have sought my life;
They have not set God before them. Selah.
Behold, G_d is my helper and ally;
The Lord is the sustainer of my soul [my upholder] (Psalm 54:1-4).

The battles we face in life tend to push us to one extreme or the other and in the family unit, both extremes can and do exist. Dealing with extremes and the choice to “live for the Lord” are personal choices that only we can make. We can listen to advice all day long but what we do with that advice is what we will be held accountable for. 

Father,

Help me to daily meet with you before I face the battles of my life. May your shekinah glory daily guide me where ever I go. I pray for my law enforcement officers, EMTs, teachers, ministers, family, prayer families, military, city, state, and nation. I pray specifically for those who are hurting, injured, ill, and in need of a special touch from you.

mk

Daily Psalm 5/9/2021

Transgression speaks [like an oracle] to the wicked (godless) [deep] within his heart;
There is no fear (dread) of God before his eyes.
For he flatters and deceives himself in his own eyes
Thinking that his sinfulness will not be discovered and hated [by God].
The words of his mouth are wicked and deceitful;
He has ceased to be wise and to do good (Psalm 36:1-3).

Our formidable foe, the Devil, is always at work looking for someone to destroy. The reason he does this is to discredit us and make us ineffective for the work of the ministry. In the family, he gets between husband and wife, parents and children to avert any good that the family may do. We need to be aware of this always because he is subtle and always comes across as “the friend, mother, father we never had.

Father,

Help me to always look to you and your word. I may not always agree with you but I know that you are at work for my good so help me to always keep my eyes on you. Thank you for all that you do in the life of my family, military, law enforcement officers, EMTs, teachers, city, state, and the USA. I may not always like the way you operate but I know that you are doing it for my benefit and growth. 

IHS

Daily Psalm 5/8/2021

Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of scoffers (ridiculers).
But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night (Psalms 1:1-2).

In his youth, David had been reared by the law of the Lord. When he became King of Israel and Judah, he copied the laws and commands of the Lord according to Mosaic law (Deuteronomy 17:18). The Word of G_d that we carry today is not a prop to make us look good, it is so that we may meditate on the word and allow His Holy Spirit to minister to our lives. Meditating on the word is just for the times when we are in trouble but for every day of our life that we may know the truth and be set free (John 8:31-32).

Father,

Thank you for your awesome word and power. Help me daily to be drenched in your word that I may always do that which pleases you. Please forgive me for the times I lapsed or made mistakes and help me to learn from those moments. I pray for my families, law enforcement officers, EMTs, military, teachers, city, state, and the US.

IHS

Daily Psalm 5/7/2021

Have mercy on me, O God, according to Your lovingkindness;
According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my wickedness and guilt
And cleanse me from my sin.
For I am conscious of my transgressions and I acknowledge them;
My sin is always before me (Psalms 51:1-3).

After David had been confronted by Nathan the Prophet for his sinful actions, David uttered this prayer. When we come to the Father and confess our sins, it doesn’t make the consequences go away, it opens the door to forgiveness and ultimately healing. David would spend the rest of his life regretting his actions and more so when he watched the nation being destroyed. David’s road to recovery was long and fraught with problems like getting pelted with stones by an adversary, watching his kingdom crumble beneath his feet first with the rape of Absolomon’s sister, then Amnon’s murder, and culminating with Absolomon’s untimely death at the hands of Joab. 

Father,

Please help me today to put a clamp over my mouth and a guard over my heart. The seeds of sin are very tiny but grow in every kind of soil with very little water. Sin never presents itself as a “disaster in waiting” it comes across as “innocent” and “free”. Once the seed is planted, it will grow rapidly and spread like wildfire. So help me to always have my spiritual weapons on and serviced so that I will be ready when you call. I pray for my law enforcement officers, police, EMT, military, family, city, state, and US. 

IHS

 

Daily Psalm 5/6/2021

As we have heard, so have we seen
In the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God:
God will establish her forever. Selah.
We have thought of Your lovingkindness, O God,
In the midst of Your temple.
As is Your name, O God,
So is Your praise to the ends of the earth;
Your right hand is full of righteousness (rightness, justice) (Psalms 48:8-10).

We do not always know what the Lord is doing in our lives because all we can see are the storms that surround us. Storms are not pleasant because they tend to be oppressing and dampen our enthusiasm both for life and ministry. Yet, once we get through the storms, we can see the lessons we learned and how G_d used them to build and strengthen us for the days ahead. Above all kings and all lords, there is the Lord G_d who is above everything and we can trust Him.

Father,

Thank you for being the Lord of my life. I have no power to control the storms but, I can learn through them and rest in them. You are a righteous and just G_d and everybody who has put their trust in you has never been ashamed of doing so. I pray for my law enforcement officers, EMTs, military, ministerial communities, and families. I pray especially for those who are enduring persecution and illness. May your good Spirit be with me, my families, my city, state, and US

IHS

Daily Psalm 5/4/2021

Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right-hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.
Hear, O daughter, consider and incline your ear [to my instruction]:
Forget your people and your father’s house;
Then the King will desire your beauty;
Because He is your Lord, bow down and honor Him (Psalms 45:9-11).

We are children of the Living G_d that is, we are adopted into His Kingdom by the blood of Jesus Christ. For adoption to occur, a legal document is created and this is called a “covenant”. When we accept the adoption decree, we agree to abide by the rules and laws of that family. Before we entered the covenant, we bowed down to the altars of materialism, greed, sexual immorality, greed, arrogance, and pride which led to our demise (Isaiah 53:6). We cannot live in both kingdoms any more than the new Queen of Israel could live by the rules of Egypt and honor her husband King Solomon. 

Father,

What a privilege and honor it is to serve you the King of the Universe. There is no other kingdom and no other G_d that I would choose to serve. The prophet Elijah challenged the people just like Joshua by saying, “Choose you this day whom you will serve (Joshua 24:15, 1 Kings 18:20-40). The decision to whom we will serve is a personal choice and cannot be made by proclamation, law, or executive decree. Help me to serve you today in all that I do. Please be with my law enforcement community, military community, families, city, state, and nation.

IHS