Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 11-12
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Key Verse: 2 Kings 12:2
Jehoash did what was right in the sight of the Lord all the days in which Jehoiada the priest instructed him.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord Jesus, Your servant and apostle tells us, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:1-2). That’s a tall order, Lord. It’s easy to pray every day for those I like, but I have a problem with some leaders. I know that these instructions are not optional. I am to love everyone! Therefore, I pray for a large dose of Your love and grace to fill my life 24/7. In Your all loving Name, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
A number of years back, my granddaughter, Sarah Shaheen Stowell, who is on her father’s side Arab Israeli, called in to the Michael Coren show live prime time on CTS. She was 17 at the time and had just moved from Jerusalem to Canada. She told Michael, his guests and viewers that as a Christian she had just moved to Canada from Israel and that she knew that she should love all people, Jews included, but that it was hard to do that. She shared her views on the Israeli-Palestinian situation, and Michael said that hers was the most intelligent call he received throughout the show.
Today’s pictures tell the unusual story of Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of many Jews during the Nazi reign of terror. His body was brought to Jerusalem and buried in a non-Jewish graveyard on the side of Mt. Zion. Every year, on the anniversary of his death, the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren of those whose lives he saved gather at his grave for a memorial service to honour Oskar. As is the Jewish custom, they each place a stone in his memory. I’ve stood at his graveside several times and thanked God for people who are willing to risk their lives for others.
Yours for loving others, even if it’s extremely hard to do that with some. Why? Because Jesus told us that if we are to please God, we must do this, whether we like it or not! Check out Mark 12:28-34.
Father, we ask for Your strength for this day. Fill us again with Your Holy Spirit, and help us put on the armour You provide. Use us as the arrows in the hands of the skilled King of Heaven’s armies. Thank You for Your help each day and for all You provide, in Jesus’s name, amen
May that be my prayer too,Rob.Amen.
Oh God our Father you love us so,
We are blind and can not know
Just how great and kind you are,
You do not love us from afar.
We turn our backs and still you care;
We close our eyes but you are there,
But it’s You we rely on
To lead us on back to Zion.
We hurt you daily by endless sin
But still your light guides us in.
You could not know how weak we are
So you sent us Jesus to bear our scars.
We are a mixture of sin and praise,
But still you lift our spirits to raise
The love that you see in us still,
A desire to follow your holy will.
G W (Bill) Marshall /Oct 10,2011
Both of these poems seemed relevant for today’s blog.I couldn’t choose between them.May God bless
Seeds Of Peace
May seeds of peace find a home in your heart,
May forgiveness help mend each broken part,
For you are worthy when the last sunset falls
To cross that bridge when the trumpet calls.
So be not of sorrow for those gone ahead,
They are more happy than we who are dead,
For most of us fail to learn how to live,
The secret is to open your heart and just give,
For this is the way our Savior had taught,
But through Satan’s lies,His words we forgot,
So as time grows shorter we must reawaken,
To remind the world of His love forsaken.
G W (Bill) Marshall/2011
Thanks for the poems, William. They are right on. Please continue to pray for the wildfires out west. An extremely difficult time for the residents and, for those fighting the fires. Thank you. In Jesus Name, Father, I pray for Your intervention. Amen.
I pray that the wildfires out West and in BC will end
soon and God would protect the people involved,
in Jesus’ Name, Amen. To God be the Glory.
Thank you for Poems William.
Thank you for all the Bloggers who come together, in prayer-
Amen to the comments and thank you again William for those poems amen 🙏✝️
Thanks for sharing your poems William, there so much truth and hope in them
Amen to the prayers, may God pour out a blessing of rain in the west and end the fires . May he turn the devastation of the people affected into a blessing.
Prayers for Beverlee and all bloggers. May you feel the presence of God’s healing hands