Psalms 44:3 We didn’t fight for this land; we didn’t work for it-it was a gift! You gave it, smiling as you gave it, delighting as you gave it.
What a great revelation when we come to the realization that we have
- Eternal Life,
- and so much more,
because of God and His grace, not our own intellect and physical ability. What a revelation that God uses everything at His disposal to answer prayer, including avenues we are incapable of thinking up on our own.
How miserable is the believer that refuses this knowing and continues in his ways by his own strength, limited intellect and myopic perspective. How sad the life of prideful work that relies on self and lays aside the power of their covenant with God.
Psalms 85:10 Love and Truth meet in the street, Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!11 Truth sprouts green from the ground, Right Living pours down from the skies!12 Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty; our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.13 Right Living strides out before him, and clears a path for his passage.
Although we have strength, abilities, giftings and knowledge, Who made all that possible? Who created the muscle to grow strong through rigorous exercise? Who created the intellect to grow richer in knowledge and gain wisdom from experience and observation? Who gave man any of his abilities, avenues to gain accomplishments, grow in all ways productive and prosperous? Then doesn’t the same “WHO” deserve all the glory and honor for everything good, right and prosperous in our lives?
When we humble ourselves before God and honestly surrender that it is through Him that all good is realized. Yes He gives us talents and abilities. Yes He has given us a mind to think with. Yes He has given us an intellect to develop and utilize. Yet, each of us has proven on our own how just using these things unto ourselves produces outcomes that aren’t always good or prosperous. When we take the exact same action, and funnel all these gifts through Jesus and HIS MIGHT (Eph. 6), do we realize true victory, prosperity and honor. We get the good results, He gets the glory, because without Him, what would we have?
Why is the political left so determined to hammer any one who makes any comment about Muslims? If a statement, or report of facts, does not agree with their position, or puts the Muslims in a bad light, they go crazy with name calling and other dehumanizing rhetoric. Yet, at the same time, they have no problem with any distorted, untrue, hate-filled visceral attack on Christians.
Add to that their constant determination to justify illegal immigrants and attack any one who objects to them breaking our laws. They do not realize that many Americans have run out of tolerance and are wanting change. Some are so angry that hateful thoughts are about to become action and as a result, we are headed for a civil war unlike this world has ever seen.
Only God can give us a genuine, Holy Spirit Revival that truly changes people’s hearts and souls.