You have searched me, Lord, and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Psalm 139:1-3
As the nations of Europe implode into cultural and political chaos…As the Middle East and Africa are again ravaged by the curse of extreme Islam... As the USA continues on with the madness of its Presidential campaign… As Australia prepares to vote in a national election this week….
I looked at a road with raindrops on the windscreen and gave thanks to God for the miracle of rain. Driving through drought devastated Outback Queensland yesterday was such a joy. To see the colour green again after four long years of cloudless skies and barren brown earth. Despite the mess the world is in and the shallow empty promises of corrupt political leaders… God still sends the rain and with the rain comes hope.
It’s not really about being right, left, religious or atheist… It’s really all about knowing who you are. It’s not about knowing 'about’ God, it’s all about knowing Him in a real way. Jesus made the way for us to be made right through his death and resurrection on the Cross. Knowing that He knows you for who you really are and being secure in the assurance of His promises brings a contentment to life like rain on a windscreen while driving in drought country.
Thank God for Jesus. And thank you Lord for the rains that have fallen in recent weeks in the dry country.
Praying for the national elections this week in Australia.
The Lord has told you what is good, and this is what He requires of you: To do what is right, to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8