Thursday, July 16, 2009

My Favorite book and the little books I have been into lately....

When I graduated high school, my family attended this little church in a rural community. The elders of the church, all 4 of them, gave me a Bible that they had all signed. 2 of the signers are now gone and still when I look at their handwriting, my heart hurts. This book went with me to college, pages turning at the edges from so many years of use. I have had to have it recovered after its original hardback started to crack and fall apart. I picked a great RED LEATHER, just FYI.


I dont talk a lot about Faith on this site. I have previously said that I will leave the link between being prepared and Faith to the Mormons. There have been a few posts, but mostly they are summed up in THIS ONE....


All this to say - I have been in The Word lately - more than "normal" and I am not reading my fave passages.... I find myself reading the last 3 chapters of Job where God gets His turn to have His say and may I humbly say, He ROCKS. The way He turns a phrase is nothing short of amazing, but what would you expect from the Inventor of words?


I also have been reading those tiny books in the Old Testament written by those minor prophets. And bless their hearts - I cant think of nothing I would enjoy LESS than going to God's people and telling them they are going to burn, be carried off into captivity and that they are going to be destroyed. There really is no way to soften that message to His people. You can imagine these prophets were not the most popular....


But what I have been amazed at is the feeling that all these 1000's of years, His Word still speaks to today. YES TODAY. The great I AM's promise of destruction for disobedience, for evil behavior, is relevant today, to our Government, to our Country as it was originally being delivered to Israel.


Why would I think that These United States would be safe when God did not even preserve His People, the Jews, from destruction - how vain am I?


The current circumstances of our Country - the precarious position we currently occupy on the edge of the cliff - is enough to make anyone fear....we may all fear something different. We fear the Government - We fear for our families - We fear the unknown. But even reading the warnings of destruction, there is always the Comfort. The Ultimate Comforter tells His prophets and His people that safety is found in Him. He holds you - He will continue to hold you - Your future is secure.


In these times that we have never before seen - hold to the confidence that is available only through Him.


This isnt my usual post, but when something crosses my heart this way, I am compelled to share....


Pray - Praise the Creator for His blessings - Prepare

7 comments:

Sam said...

Thanks Pearls.

Anonymous said...

Pearls

Truly righteous words are the balm to a troubled heart. And who cannot be troubled by the choices our national community are making?

Fortunately like you I have read to the end of the Book and I know WHO wins! And Praise be to Him who desires that all be on His side, all that must be done is to choose to be there.

If you have been following the Atlas Shrugged threads over on FreeRepublic I have been noting how AS is spooky similar to the times we have been appointed to live in, and how reading the Minor Prophets is like picking up tomorrow's newspaper.

Blessings

blackfedora (aka crusher on FR)

HermitJim said...

Well said...and well recieved, Pearl! Thank you so much!

Al Viscardi said...

Amen and amen. Those that have eyes to see and ears to hear will understand

Did it MY way said...

Atlas Shrugged is the secon most read book next to the Bible.

Both seem to tell the truth.

God Bless

Husted said...

I tell you what. . .it is *wonderful* feeling to know my life is grounded on the Rock in the current political/economic/moral climate. No matter what happens, the Rock is still there to hold on to.

houstonmom said...

"Why would I think that These United States would be safe when God did not even preserve His People, the Jews, from destruction - how vain am I?" So true, but so many don't see this b/c we have the health and wealth gospel. Good post.