Posts Tagged ‘God’

I’m assuming you heard that Sony Pictures’ computers were hacked, and their contents strewn all over the internet. A lot of people have been ashamed by things they said in emails and other documents. Some have even made public apologies.

A portion of their inner lives was exposed, and it didn’t match who they told themselves they were, or who they wanted us to think they were.

Imagine a hack that exposed everything about every one of us, including our spoken words and even our thoughts. How would that change things?

My church has joined in a year-long discipline to read the Bible daily, using a reading plan called “Eat This Book” which goes all the way from Genesis through Revelation, with a daily Psalm.

The summer of 2012 is a time of heat and drought in my region. Coincidentally, the reading plan has us passing through the prophets, who preached and wrote to the Hebrew people during their Time of Icarus—the destruction of their already-divided nation at the hands of first the Assyrian and then the Babylonian empire. The prophets heard from God why these things were happening and warned the people to repent, literally, to turn around, before it was too late.

I haven’t heard directly from God like a prophet, but I find my own thoughts and prayers influenced by them.

Sovereign Lord, may Your purposes for the present drought be accomplished, both in the hearts of those who are children of your Kingdom, and those who are not. May my heart, and our hearts, be soft and not hard, that we may learn what You have been trying to teach us, and return, or turn, to Your path of love with a deeper and clearer understanding of what that is all about. May Your purposes be accomplished quickly and fully, and may You in Your mercy, which is new every morning, soon relent and send rain. I ask this in Jesus’ name, meaning that this is how I believe He would have me pray. Amen (so be it).

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In regards to your inquiry of 2/5/2011 regarding the brief reverse disparity in air temperature between Texas, USA, and Minnesota, USA, we apologize for the inconvenience.

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