Monthly Archives: February 2016

Life in a Shoebox

Once a shoe box was a filing cabinet. It housed papers; papers recording life: rent received – or not; places worked, wages earned. A time when folks made do with what was readily available. No dashing off to the store to buy a leather-bound journal to keep such one day to be discarded information. Evidence of necessity then has given way today to a twinge of holy envy for pleasant days of hardship; taken-in-stride-life that grew stewardship, loyalty, inventiveness, godly pride, laughter and sharing. Unopened gifts from the past, shielding our young — what have we done?¬†

Kathie

Not So United

Day 36
330 days remaining after today.

Nearly Friday again already!

I’ve heard lots of lies today. I watched the News.

I’ve seen the faces of people with eyes that appear to be open but are surely closed for they cannot see or perhaps will not. It’s frustrating! Obviously, since I am expressing it on this screen. I suspect some of you are similarly frustrated. If so, this is what I think we must do: Pray and pray some more. Pray specifically. Take their names to ABBA. Not that He does know – it just helps me to tell on them. ūüôā

Please intercede for these United States of America that are not so united anymore. 

I am grateful for Scripture that assures me this corruption will not stand forever; that those who practice evil will not escape the consequences of their lawless deeds. Please understand I am not asking for lightning bolts to be hurled on their heads; much to the contrary. I desire for them to repent, believe the Gospel of JESUS CHRIST and be redeemed. Even so it must be that if they do not repent, ABBA is just and they will be stopped in His time. I rest in that; even if they barter their way out of orange jumpsuits and handcuffs throughout their life span here, justice will reach them.  

And so, anger subsides.
20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.
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I heard something else today. Not Scripture. Chapter and verse. But Biblically sound I think. When I am swept away in anger, most often that is because I am seeing myself as a victim. We must not stay in that place! We are not victims!

We are over comers in Him Who loves us! (Romans 8:37) And this applies, whatever political party is presently corrupting Washington. This helps me. And believe me I need help! 

First of all, then, I counsel that petitions, prayers, intercessions and thanksgivings be made for all human beings, 2 including kings and all in positions of prominence; so that we may lead quiet and peaceful lives, being godly and upright in everything. 3 This is what God, our Deliverer, regards as good; this is what meets his approval. [source]

 ABBA, perhaps I will spare our Readers the name calling, especially since You know. You have heard the names more than a few times. So for now I will ask You to forgive us and heal our land. Like the movie the War Room I ask You to raise up a people; a people that will love You, worship You, obey You and will demonstrate Your Gospel to all the world, especially here in America. I am not happy with the sin and corruption that has brought this present darkness to America, darker than any time in our history and I pray for the LIGHT to dawn. I pray a people will hear You and will pray, seek Your individual will for themselves and will be available to You for what You desire to do through each of us to glorify Your Name and save America. Raise up a People LORD that will obey Your Word and let us see a Leader in the Oval Office that Honors You and the Constitution You gave us for JESUS sake.  

Until Next Time ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Your Prayer requests welcomed