Nehemiah’s Wall

This morning as I read the book of Nehemiah and study the building of the wall, the relentless pleading of his friends for him to come down is so apparent.  While translating this to modern day challenges, I soon recognize the more my desire to do God’s will, the more seductive my friends become in the guise of doubt, dismay, judgment, criticism and discouragement.  By putting God first, error or evil becomes a bald imposition.

James 4:7 and the first line of 8, reads, “Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you.”

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True Government

As the election draws closer, we should recognize God as the true government and work more on governing both our thoughts and actions.  Prayer is imperative for the office of the President, rather than the person.  God is the highest power there is!

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.  Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”  1 Peter 5:6-7  That means to me all anxiety, including the thoughts about the up-coming election.IMG_1023