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Be still, and know that I am God!  Psalm 46:10

In the busyness of our day, how often do we stop; block everything else out; and focus all of our attention on God – our Creator – or Jesus and His provision for us at the cross – and or the Holy Spirit, living in us — our guide?

God has promised to be with us always – during our difficulties:

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me… Psalm 23:4

I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee… Hebrews 13:5

He is with us as we enter into each day as ambassadors and witnesses for Him:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Matthew 28:19 & 20

But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Acts 1:8

God the Father; God the Son; God the Holy Spirit is always with us.

Do you stop all that’s going on in your life for times of stillness in your day, to see, hear, meditate – “become still” – to glorify your Lord and Saviour – and “know that He is God?”

But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen. 2 Peter 3:18

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father. Help me to be still — really still — focusing totally on You — And know that You are God! Amen.

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In God We Trust?

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A Look at 911

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways;                        then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 

These are the instructions that God gave to King Solomon at the completion of the building of the house of the Lord in Jerusalem. It was a promise to heal their land, along with a warning in verses 19 – 22:

But if ye turn away, and forsake my statutes and my commandments, which I have set before you, and shall go and serve other gods, and worship them; Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it to be a proverb and a byword among all nations. And this house, which is high, shall be an astonishment to every one that passeth by it; so that he shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and unto this house? And it shall be answered, Because they forsook the LORD God of their fathers, which brought them forth out of the land of Egypt, and laid hold on other gods, and worshipped them, and served them: therefore hath he brought all this evil upon them.

Our country was built on the principles that we would be one nation under God; trusting in Him for direction.

As we reflect on the tragic events of 9-11, was it a wake-up call? Are we growing closer and closer to humbling ourselves, praying, seeking God’s face, and turning away from our wicked ways — or our we drifting further, and further away from Him?

Prayer

Oh Heavenly Father, we come before You with repenting hearts and ask for Your forgiveness. Incline the hearts of Your people, and our nation, to reflect on the events of 9-11 as a reminder that, in spite of this horrific tragedy, Your love far surpasses all the evil. In Christ Jesus, we have forgiveness of our sins; and You have promised to heal our land. We need that healing to become a nation that once again, is under You, and trusting in You. Amen.

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Labor Day is not only a holiday that is celebrated in the U.S, but is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labor union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers. 

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As children of God, we are laborers for Christ, sent into the harvest fields of the world with the Gospel:

For we are labourers together with God… 1 Corinthians 3:9

Our work is continuous, and there is much to be done.

Then saith he (Jesus) unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9:37 & 38

God is our strength and support as we serve Him.

For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name… Hebrews 6:10

We are to push ahead trusting God, not becoming weary as we labor for Him.

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:9 & 10

Always remembering as you labor for Christ:

…for the joy of the LORD is your strength. Nehemiah 8:10

Prayer: Heavenly Father, as we are reminded about Labor Day, help us always to remember that we are first Your workers; laboring in Your harvest; serving You. You are our strength and joy. Let us not become weary in the tasks in which You have called us to serve. What a marvelous privilege we have — to go into all the world with Your message of eternal hope, in Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior! Amen.

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