Give them space to work.
For the director of music. According to sheminith.
A psalm of David.
Help, Lord, for the godly are no more;
the faithful have vanished from among men.
Everyone lies to their neighbor;
their flattering lips speak with deception.
May the Lord cut off all flattering lips and
every boastful tongue that says,
“We will triumph with our tongues;
we own our lips—who is our master?”
“Because of the oppression of the weak and
the groaning of the needy, I will now arise,”
says the Lord. “I will protect them from those
who malign them.”
And the words of the Lord are flawless,
like silver refined in a furnace of clay,
purified seven times.
O Lord, you will keep us safe and protect us
from such people forever.
The wicked freely strut about
when what is vile is honored
I admire the reporting of Breitbart’s people. They are a trusted source. But the subjects they deal with are also very dangerous to one’s mind and soul. The nature of the news media, with it’s motto of, “If it Bleeds, it leads,” combines perfectly with the intentions of islamic terrorists, who are constantly seeking to get free broadcast of their atrocities. We are subjected to a daily attack of fear inducing stories and images, presented by well intentioned reporters.
It took me more than 2 hours today to wrestle my thinking back into a semblance of peace after seeing the picture above.
In order to function effectively, we need to be operating within a mindset of confidence in the grace of God. It’s like what St. Paul instructed Timothy,
“Constantly keep in mind Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] risen from the dead, [as the prophesied King] descended from David…”
– 2 Timothy 2:8 (AMP)
Keeping the Risen LORD ever before us, we can move with power in this dark world. One key to this is to avoid allowing news stories to steal our attention away from God’s promises, presence and power.
Note to self: God’s Word first. News after.
The news is an accounting of what has already happened and can’t “un-happen.” It can induce a fatalistic mindset. We need to remember that the news only tells us what has happened before we stepped in, and in the power of the Holy Spirit, began changing things.
“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
– Philippians 4:8
Dr. Eowyn made a good point, correcting my statement. It is not that we should call all shocking news toxic, but recognizing that it can be toxic if it manages to get too big a hold on us. So again, (for me at least) God first, news after.
“When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.” – Proverbs 29:2
Satan’s end-game conspiracy is in sight. We know the president’s last year in office will be a time of monstrous actions. These are some of them:
And of course, this is just a small portion of President Lucifer’s resume.
If you voted for Obama, America’s blood is on your hands.
“He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.” – Micah 6:8
We have been subjected to a lot of apocalyptic talk in recent days.
One of my family members came back from a big Christian music event, and told me he doesn’t intend to go there again. He said that on the way home, the others in the car with him were talking about how all Christians will soon be rounded up and killed, due to the recent Supreme Court decision on gay marriage. He said he has had it with all the fear talk. One of the geniuses in the car even said there are only about 15,000 real Christians in the country. (I would love to see how he gets his statistics.)
My advice was to remind him of some things that have not changed:
Let’s be sure that we are found doing good, instead of wasting time speculating on the timing of of things the Father is keeping secret.
Robin Mark – Days Of Elijah Lyrics
Amen! Come Lord Jesus!
In this 40 minute speech, Ted Cruz lifts the cover off Washington’s dirty dealings. He reveals the endless conspiracy game in the capitol city.