America, bless God!

July 2, 2012

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send you rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in safety in your land.

‘I will grant peace in the land, and you will lie down and no one will make you afraid. I will remove savage beasts from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. You will pursue your enemies, and they will fall by the sword before you. Five of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.
(Leviticus 26:3-8 (NIV))

Too many people are asking why our society is in the shape that it is in. This is no surprise when you consider that we have banned God’s laws and commandments from our public society. It is now a bigger crime to publicly display the Ten Commandments than it is to display pornography. In fact, our laws protect the pornographer because of freedom of speech, yet they ban God because of “freedom of religion,” or what has actually turned into freedom from religion.

There is no wonder why we have high crime, high prices, an economy that is sluggish at best, and an ever-present fear of an unseen enemy attacking us in our own homes. We have taken God out of everything except our money, and, it is my understanding that someone is actually trying to have the words “In God We Trust” removed from our legal tender as well.

How can we expect God to bless us if we ban Him from our society. I am sure that everyone has seen signs, bumper stickers and billboards saying “God Bless America.” Is He really going to bless us when we curse Him? Perhaps the other bumper stickers are correct in their message. I think you know which ones I am talking about where it says “America Bless God.” It is a Biblical principle that if “America Bless God,” then God WILL bless America.

What can you do that will bless God today?

Copyright 1998 – 2012 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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What is your reason for living?

March 12, 2012

Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living
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It is the LORD your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.
(Deuteronomy 13:4 (NIV))

It takes dedication to follow someone or something with all of your heart. Too many people don’t possess that dedication in any aspect of their lives. They always complain about how difficult their job is, or how they want out of their marriage, or how they wish they could simply walk away from it all. I feel sorry for these type of people, for they are truly lost. They have not discovered the one thing in their lives that they can become passionate about. They have not discovered the one thing for them that makes life worth living.

What is your one thing that makes life worth living?

Family is important, but what happens when your family faces a situation that could tear it apart? Friends are important, but what happens when your friendship faces something that could cause bitterness and anger? Health is important, but what happens when you are told you have six months to live?

Only one thing can see us through these types of situations. Placing your faith in Jesus and following God with all of your heart will give you the strength to hold your family together. It will give you the grace to mend the bitterness and anger. It will give you the dignity and the hope of eternity when six months is all that you have.

Follow God and not halfheartedly. Make a decision to keep His commands and obey His Word. Hold fast to God and do not let go, and then, when all around you is falling apart, He will not let go of you.

Make God your reason for living.

Copyright 1998 – 2012 Dennis J. Smock
Daily Living Ministries, Inc.
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