Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 28 ~ Three Gifts in Christ

More gifts today...and how appropriate on a Sunday to select three gifts in Christ.

Just three? (Wow...hard to narrow down)...and only three more days to go...

As I sit here on this dreary Sunday afternoon in my favorite chair...speeches by the candidates for President of the United States seem to be the order of the day on the news channels...

Everyone has talked about what a pivotal election day this is on November 6...

Future uncertain...on the brink of insolvency...losing our moral compass as a nation...the economy...

While I am a good citizen, love this country, am a faithful perspective is a little bit different.

1.  One gift in Christ ~ Confidence.  The theme of this blog comes from Lamentations 3:22-24.

Because of the Lord's faithful love, we do not perish, for His mercies never end.  They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness!

I say: The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in Him!
Whatever the outcome, I am CONFIDENT in God's decision in this election according to His purposes.  I find this quote from Alexander Carson so relevant:

As God can protect his people under the greatest despotism, so the utmost civil liberty is no safety to them without the immediate protection of his Almighty arm. I fear that Christians in this country have too great a confidence in political institutions . . . [rather] than of the government of God.

2. Another gift in Christ ~  Direction and guidance.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
Do not lean on your own understanding;
think about Him in all your ways
and He will guide you on the right path.
~ Proverbs 3:5-6 (HCSB)

 3.  A third gift in Christ ~  Joy.

You have shown me the paths of life and in your presence is fullness of
joy; and at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.
~ Psalms 16:11 (ESV)
And how do I enter into His presence for that fullness of joy?  Through His gates with gratitude and thankfulness!


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