Sunday, June 3, 2012
June 3rd “Really, Not Really”
“One Nation Under God – Douglas Auld”
“I painted this painting at the same time I painted the painting I used for Memorial Day tribute. The title today is truly misleading. Our nation for the most part has forgotten how and what God has given us. We are a nation of tolerance and no one questions what that is really doing to the fiber and foundation of our great land. Once, children were disciplined, today we have states taking away the rights of parents to discipline their own children. Once, we would question divorce, now it’s a matter of how fast can one get out of vows and sacred assurances and promises for re-marriage. Once, we wouldn’t “tolerate’ our children living with someone, now after saying we’re upset, we go do it ourselves. Once, it was horrible to commit adultery, now we do what we want when we want, have no conscious, and justify it anyway we like. On and on it goes throwing God and His Word out the window and further worshiping the “god of self”. And this, this is from His people; forget those who are of the world.
The Bible says, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. II Chronicles 7:14 His people are not of this Kingdom and they are to live in the world, but not be of the world. Most Christian’s don’t even realize they were called, wouldn’t humble themselves and aren’t sure why or even to whom they pray. What’s wrong with that picture?
Please wake up to the truth, God has chosen you to follow His instructions, His direction, have His security and to live and bring glory to Him. It’s not too late to repent and turn away, turn back, reconcile yourself and live for Him. Humble yourself, see Him as He truly is, and seek Him with all your heart; then pray for our nation becoming once again, “One Nation Under God”!”
“Oh, child of the King where do you stand today
Have you thrown what you know as truth away
Did you choose the world over what is truly right
Have you chosen to live only using your own sight
What happens to the faith and promises you made
Has your stand and light you’ve shown started to fade
Are you dismissing what He wants for your selfish pride
Do you think He doesn’t see and you can actually hide
Seek first His face and pour yourself out to Him this day
Humble yourself before Him, be intimate and really pray
It’s not too late to do and be in the center of His will
Get before Almighty God, Sovereign Ruler and be still!”
“Painters wrestle with what they see, how they translate it and what the final execution is. For God’s people His Word is true and His ways are blameless. Seek Him, first!”
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