Wednesday, July 1, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA!!!

Today’s¬†Reading: 2 Chronicles 19-20

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

A westerly view of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives. This was Jehoshaphat’s “Parliament Hill.”

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

Key Verse: 2 Chronicles 20:3

And Jehoshaphat feared, and set himself to seek the Lord, and proclaimed a fast throughout all Judah.

 

Jehoshaphat had learned a very hard lesson! When the next crisis came, he began to pray with fasting before he made his plans for battle. After his bad experience with King Ahab, the attack of the Moabites and the Ammonites sent him straight to God. Prior to this he traveled throughout his kingdom and into some territories of the northern kingdom as well, teaching the things of God and bringing the people “back to the Lord God of their fathers” (19:4). Imagine, a political leader who was also a teacher/evangelist. Here in Canada (today is Canada’s birthday) we’ve come close to this model with several of our leaders. Our second Prime Minister, Alexander MacKenzie, was a man of God who not only taught the things of God, but it is recorded that he prayed three times a day, out loud, on his knees with his office door open. The staff crowded around the door to listen in and say “amen” at the conclusion of his prayers. According to the Ottawa Citizen newspaper, our first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, found Jesus later in life. Of course, who can forget the longest serving Premier of any Canadian Province, The Hon. Ernest C. Manning, who preached the Word of God on Radio across Canada for 40 years every Sunday morning on what he called “Canada’s National Back to the Bible Hour.” God blessed the leadership of Jehoshaphat, and He promises to bless us too as we learn the lessons for Godly leadership.

PRAYER FOR TODAY:

Lord God, I pray on this, the birthday of our country, for Your blessing on our land. Have Your way Lord! Keep this land glorious and free! Please raise up men and women in whose lives You are Lord! Put it in their hearts and minds to lead in “paths of righteousness for Your Name’s sake.” Please forgive me for my failure to stand more firmly for Your will to be done in my country as it is in Heaven. In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen!!!

100 PERSONAL WORDS:

On the eve of Canada Day two years ago, Norma-Jean and I had the honour of riding in the landau (carriage) as guests of honour of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police at their Musical Ride. The magnificent horses performed in an arena with God providing a glorious sunset there in Ottawa. We were the guests of the Chief Superintendent Commanding Officer, National Headquarters of the RCMP, Ronald Mostrey. We were celebrating in this event 50 years of achievement of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in Canada. This award encourages young people ages 14 to 25, including youth at risk, to make a difference while exploring their potential, taking on new challenges and finding success. The fund raises money to help in the transformation of the lives of youth at risk by developing local community programs in support of child safety, drug awareness, crime prevention, literacy, internet safety, anti-bullying, and victim assistance. I encourage all blog readers to make a donation to the RCMP Foundation, a charity established for this purpose. The RCMP fund and more information can be found at WWW.rcmp-f.ca¬†(click “about us” and then click the “donate now” button). I’m so impressed with the good works of this charity that Norma-Jean and I are sending a gift. This could be considered a birthday gift to Canada on her 148th birthday. Happy birthday Canada!!!

Yours for God to bless the lands where we live and the lands of our births all over the world, Amen!!!!!!!!

David

 

 

10 thoughts on “Wednesday, July 1, 2015

    • David, Thank you so much for blessing me every morning with the daily devotions. This is a special time for me. It prepares me for the day along with prayer.
      I have not been receiving these 100 Words in my email anymore. Would you be able to send them via email again?
      Thank you!

      • Anne, I get it in my e-mail but I find it much better when I put in the address i.e. (probably like you have today) http://www.100words.ca It is not as workable when in the e-mail, i.e. if you listen and read (on the link for the Bible reading) it does not show the icon to click on via the e-mail. Some of those names over the past while are hard to speak and the speaker is so good at that. I really prefer to put the website in. I leave it in my e-mail to remind me though.

    • That is such a good link Beverlee. It also gives the option of many more sites that have great worship songs too. Some say, 11 hours of it or 7 hours of it. I will enjoy that. Thanks.

  1. Happy Birthday Canada! Also praying your prayer this morning Pastor David…

    Have a blessed day on our birthday blog friends.

  2. Although I was born in England I love Canada. Thank you Beverlee Kay for the links. Thank you all for your prayers. Thank you David for obeying the Lord and being a man of GOD. I have learnt so much by reading this 100words daily. Can you tell I am so thankful . HAPPY BIRTHDAY CANADA. Bring us back to a PRAYING nation in JESUS NAME I PRAY!!!!

  3. Amen! Happy Birthday Canada! Am thankful to God for our nation. Prayed your prayer David. Have a good day everyone!

  4. Happy 148th Birthday Canada!
    May God bless our land and draw us all close to Him.
    Praying for world peace, in Jesus Holy Name, Amen!!!

  5. Amen! Prayed your prayer today Rev. David.

    May God Bless Our Land…Bless this Nation of Canada…May it truly be a “HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CANADA”

    Thanks for the link Beverlee, was blessed singing along with it.

    God Bless you Rev. David and your family and your ministry!

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