Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
Is it well with your soul? March is Spiritual Wellness Month, and today’s post is a reminder that the God of the universe is still in control. It’s easy to watch political programs, debates, and end up feeling – shall I say, less than optimistic – about how “things” are in America? Christians, we have to turn our backs to the rhetoric (from the left and the right), and lift our heads toward heaven, lift our hands and pray… a prayer of acknowledgement to our GOD in heaven!
Dear Heavenly Father,
When things go wrong around us, it’s so easy to point the finger at our government and be harsh and critical. There are proper times to reprove, but please teach us how to love and act based on Your Word rather than reacting with bad attitudes and anger. Teach us how to walk a higher road as Christians in America and truly love as You love and forgive us. Help us not to say or do anything that would drive a wedge in our relationship with You. It’s so difficult to keep our political opinions in check. We need Your grace in this area so much. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayer.
In Jesus’ Name,
My minister friend, Harold McKay, used to say, READ YOUR BIBLE AND PRAY. Harold has been in Heaven for several years, but those words resonate with me still. So many folks try to make it more complicated than it is. Imagine if you were told you need to lose 50 pounds and you took everything out of your house and replaced it with a full gym. Of course, that’s exactly what Kirstie Alley did… but I digress. To most of us in the real world, that seems extreme. Most of us would get a gym membership and workout there, or we would get one or two pieces of equipment and cut down on food consumption. That seems more reasonable and easier to do.
It’s not difficult to achieve spiritual wellness. As Lucinda’s beautiful poem says, “Lay all things out before Him.” It’s really that simple. Learn as much as you can from God’s Word, the Bible. Apply the principles and pray for God’s Holy Spirit to help you along. He will do it. He will definitely do it. 🙂