Remnant – a small remaining quantity of something.
Oftentimes we read in the Bible how God withheld judgment for awhile because of a few righteous people who honored His name and ways. For example, Jonah was sent to Nineveh to warn the people there to repent from their evil ways or be destroyed by a Holy God. When the people listened, then fasted and repented, our compassionate God chose to forgive them. That generation was saved – maybe we could call them a righteous remnant.
I would like to encourage people reading this blog who believe in the power of prayer, to lift up this nation to God and pray for repentance for our country. A righteous remnant today could make a difference in the timing of God’s judgment on the United States. As Ruth Bell Graham said, “If God doesn’t judge America, He will have to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.”
Judgment will come for the evil that has been allowed to become “normal” in our lifetime. I will pray and trust the timing to Him who loves me and sent His Son to save me. Meanwhile I will try to follow the wisdom of the Unity Prayer I have shared below. Please join me and become part of that remnant praying for America. God bless.
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as Jesus did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that You will make all things right if I surrender to Your will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with You forever in the next.”
One of my daily devotions comes from the Upper Room online site (upperroom.org/devotionals). It provides scripture and an accompanying story, written by ordinary people who wish to share their thoughts. One of my favorite aspects of this UR format is the comment section where people from all over the world reply to the ideas presented and share prayer requests.
Today I commented on the devotion based on Mark 4:35-41. This is the account of Jesus’ response to a storm on the Sea of Galilee that was threatening to sink the boat He and the disciples were using to cross to the other side. I hope my words on this website and the UR’s remind many that we are in good hands. God bless.
“This was an appropriate scripture this morning as many of us are praying for the Gulf Coast, as it is under the threat of yet another hurricane. I noticed a phrase in the scripture (I checked KJV too) that I’d never really seen before: “They left the crowd and took Him in the boat just as He was.” Was Jesus exhausted or sick? He fell asleep in the boat. In His humanity, the One who created everything needed some rest. He has to understand our fleshly weaknesses. He cares and He still can calm the storms in our lives. Prayers for those who need His personal touch today.”
My husband and I spent a week recently driving northeast to meet family members for a camping trip to New England sites. Our final destination was a remote campground (with full hookups!) in New Hampshire. Once we were set up, I plopped myself down in my camp chair and paused to take in my surroundings. The ground was covered with a soft pine straw and a gentle breeze moved the tall trees around me, giving off a slightly sweet fragrance. It was absolutely quiet until a bird cawed somewhere in the distance. I became totally relaxed in the beauty and privacy of God’s creation.
In this season of troubles, from illness to fires, storms, and turmoil, I realized that if I look carefully, I can experience the blessings of my Heavenly Father. They are still there, every day – “Thank you, Lord.”
Good morning on this Lord’s day.
I’m watching David Jeremiah’s sermon on Heaven and contemplating how wonderful that place will be. Brilliantly created, perfect, eternal, with a residence created just for me because of my acceptance of Jesus as my Savior for the forgiveness of my sins. Of course, I have to ask God for this forgiveness and try my best to do things His way.
Aren’t I special!
No, not really because a reservation in this eternal home is available for all – for you. God will create your mansion as well; a place so perfect and wonderful that we can’t comprehend it now. However, we’ll understand it perfectly once we enter that City. It will be so wonderful, we can only imagine.
I hope you enjoyed the earlier posting with the song I shared. It is an uplifting promise from our Heavenly Father.
Unfortunately, my chubby finger hit the wrong selection. This one is the one I meant to share. Now you have another one to enjoy. 😇
Be blessed – Sue