Enter His Presence with Thanksgiving

In my last several articles, I stressed our absolute need for the presence of God, both in our personal lives and in our corporate life. It is the only way we can overcome the trials of life and it is the only way we can return to the national blessings we have enjoyed in the past.

We are constantly bombarded with the voices of zealots and politicians promising that they alone can return to us the blessings we think we deserve or desire. But, without God in the picture they are all just what Jeremiah described – broken cisterns that can hold no water.

donald-trump-businessjunkee“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisternshillary clinton—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” – Jeremiah 2:13

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The Presence of the Lord is Today

Screwtape Letters“While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.” – Hebrews 3:15

Procrastination is a tool of the devil to keep us from fulfilling our call from God. C. S. Lewis, in his book Screwtape Letters, describes how demons attempt to keep a believer from following God by getting him to procrastinate what should be done today until tomorrow, fully knowing that tomorrow’s obedience will very likely  never come. This is why the writer of Hebrews correctly identifies today as the time to obey God. Continue reading