John 14:2-3 (NIV)
Jesus said this to his believers,
2 “My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
I am living for Him so I can partake in His promise.
Who’s with me?
The ugliest thing in this world is evil. Its snarl, when it looks at you, raises the hairs on the back of your neck. Its smell is more repugnant than a garbage dump full of raw meat on a hot and humid day. It is colder than the high ridge between Dome Argus and Dome Fuji in the East Antarctic Plateau.
As I drive to work in the morning, I pray for my great nieces and nephews heading to school. The only fear I had in school was a tornado siren going off in the middle of the day. There have been so many news reports of school shootings that I have to lift my great nieces and nephews up in prayer each day. Not only do I pray that they are safe, but I especially pray that anyone who is attempting to shoot up a school will have their plans thwarted. My mind knows that evil has no bounds so I extend the prayer to my family and friends in their workplaces.
Evil has kicked God out of our schools and public spaces and evil has crept into our deepest interior places, the heart.
So many people scream about gun control. However, I believe that prayer is the antidote to eradicate evil in the world. God sees the bigger picture and he sees the evil hearts of his creation. I humbly ask my followers of this blog, who are all around the world, to pray each morning for the safety of children in school, as well as family and friends in the workplace. Pray that all evil intent will be thwarted. I know God answers prayers. Read this short article from the Washington Post that proves evil can be held at bay.
I think it would be awesome to be one of many who are in continuous prayer for those we love to remain safe throughout the day as well as for those who have evil in their heart that their heart can be changed. With God, anything is possible.
Evil is the ugliest thing in the world, but God is bigger. God is so much bigger. God, please save your people.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing
Free-Write Assignment regarding 3 Songs that have meant a lot to me in my life.
Today is the Day by Lincoln Brewster
I remember my final semester of college, 2009. I took a self-directed class on building my career and learning how to network. I had to research jobs that I was interested, write my resume and perform a mock interview with my professor. The feedback I received after the mock interview was that I nailed it! My answers were spot on, and I was confident. She even told me that I had raised the bar for expectations of students to follow after me.
When I got out to my car, Today is the Day, by Lincoln Brewster was playing on my radio. I caught it in the middle and the words were:
I`m reaching my hand to Yours
Believing there`s so much more
Knowing that all You have in store for me is good
In hindsight, this was an important message for my faith and in where God has led me. God is Good!!
My dad sang this all the time. He used to play it on his harmonica all the time. We played it over and over on a CD player the early morning my family stood around his bedside as he crossed over to eternal life with Jesus. Bittersweet moment; this song is special to my whole family. Miss you Pappason!!!
Friends by Michael W. Smith
I know MWSmith wrote this quickly as he was saying good-bye to some dear friends as they were moving out of state or something, but my favorite part is:
And friends are friends forever
If the Lord’s the Lord of them
And a friend will not say never
‘Cause the welcome will not end
I love it that I can pick up from where I left off with my dearest friends. I am blessed with some really great friends.