One of my neighbors from across the street has some beautiful tress. After I had taken a picture of them I realized they were a perfect illustration for a poem printed in my church bulletin this past Sunday.
Lives Distressed Cannot be Blessed
Refuse to be discourages,
Refuse to be distressed.
For when we are despondent
Our life cannot be blessed—
For doubt and fear and worry
Close the door to Faith and Prayer,
For there’s no room for blessings
When we’re lost in deep despair—
So remember when you’re troubled
with uncertainty and doubt
It is best to tell our Father
What our fears are all about—
For unless we seek His guidance
When troubled times arise
We are bound to make decisions
That are twisted and unwise—
But when we view our problems
Through the eyes of God above,
Misfortunes turn to blessings
And hatred turns to love.
Perfect timing! I will now listen to the speech held by the President of the United States. The race is on. Who will be the next President? Barack Obama just accepted the nomination. It will now be up to the American people if he will be re-elected.
Faith and Prayer are the standards we need to live by. In the next two months we need to be faithful in prayer for God’s will to be done. Not only these coming two month but always.
To pray for our leaders is biblical.
1 Timothy 2:1-6
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all men-the testimony given in its proper time.
Don’t let doubt and fear and worry close the door to Faith and Prayer. However distressed or worried about the future you might be, Faith and Payer can carry you through, because by Faith and Prayer you look to the One and only who can make you soar on wings like eagles (see Isaiah 40:29-31).
I will be carried away on wings of American and Berlin Air so I will not be able to vote two months from now. I need to find out about absentee votes. I want to vote. One vote more or less can make a difference. But the greatest difference is made by Faith and Prayer!
Let’s be faithful in prayer!