Praying for the Dallas Police

This morning, as I read and pray, the Dallas Police and their families are foremost in my thoughts.  The story of feeding the multitude in Matthew, interpreted Spiritually, is very poignant today.  Breaking bread is explaining Truth to the crowds and that Truth is the power of Love, which always destroys error.

Matthew 15:32-38 reads, “Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.  And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?  And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye?  And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.  And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.  And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.  And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.”

So often the news media continues to incite more fear and anger, so we need to limit our viewing of this repetitive explosives, and pray to express more Love and compassion.  Love is the only Power there is that can destroy hatred.

 

 

 

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Removing the Beam from my Eye

This morning as I glanced on Facebook, I saw, still another political post from a friend. This always annoys me, but I continue to look and judge!  Entertaining that type of judgment keeps me from joy if I do not correct my focus, and I was led to Luke 6:42 where it reads, “Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take out the speck that is in your eye,’ when you yourself do not see the log that is in your own eye?  You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take out the speck that is in your brother’s eye.”

It then occurred to me that I certainly did not have to read it!

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Freedom

Yesterday,  the Fourth of July was celebrated in honor of those who fought for our freedom.  This morning as I prayed, I recognized another freedom and that is from self-pity, self-righteousness, self-justification and self-condemnation and God’s Love does that.

In the third chapter of Lamentations, we read “The faithful love of the Lord never ends.  His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning…The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him.”

My security comes not from a predictable life, but one never separated from the Love of God.

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Always Protected

This last week was spent in gratitude for all the protection I have felt over the years.  I even included gratefulness for times when I was protected and didn’t even realize it.  Then,  yesterday in Church we sang a hymn which included these lines:

“Holy Father, Thou hast taught us

We should live to Thee alone;

Year by year, Thy hand hath brought us

On through dangers oft unknown.”

Times like this are cherished as I feel His closeness.

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All Concerns

Today I will bring all my concerns and lay on the altar.  I will immediately recognize any form of anxiety and know that only comes when I believe I am separated from God, which is impossible.  Whether the weaknesses appear to be physical, emotional or spiritual, I will know God is all powerful.

Ephesians 3:20-21 reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever!  Amen.”

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