Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I too often forget what this sign says ... I, Louise, am a child of God. I was chosen by the Creator of all that is, to be His own. How blessed, happy, fortunate and to be envied am I by those who don't have this privilege. Not everyone does. I am His not by my choosing Him for He choose me long before I could give voice and say "Yes" to His call. I need to stop frequently and think about these things and then give thanks for His great mercy and grace to me. Not only did He choose me, He granted me a precious, life-changing gift ... the Holy Spirit to live within me. I also need to stop and consider that more often than I do. Each time I place my hand upon my chest I need to remember Who lives inside. I am not my own, I have been bought with a price. The blood of Jesus, the Lamb of God, has paid for me and cleansed me from all unrighteousness and the life that I now life, I live by faith in the Son of God.

"I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me." Gal. 2:20

After some thought and consideration I realized that I am not to be dismayed over the recent election. God is the ultimate reason Mr. Obama will be taking office come January. Daniel 2:21 says, "God changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings." Mr. Obama would not be in this position if God did not warrant it. Amen Lord. Your will be done.

I also must again realize that I am not a citizen of this world. I belong to another, my citizenship rests and resides in a place I've yet to see. However, my having not seen it does nothing to negate the fact that's where I'm going to live one day.

A young man spoke at our church Sunday morning and reminded us that even though the election didn't turn out the way we wanted it to, we are still a blessed nation. As he said, we don't have military tanks roaming our streets and we don't have soldiers coming to drag us from our churches and our homes because we name the name of Christ. Because of these blessings we need to be thankful. We need to lift the Name of Jesus at every occasion. We need to give Him praise and honor in all circumstances. We need to glorify Him with who we are and the gifts He's given us. We need to look up and realize that our redemption does draw near.

As the old hymn says "This world is not my home, I'm just a passin' through .. my treasures are laid up, somewhere beyond the blue ..." It's time I lived like I believe that.


  1. Earlier this evening, as we basked in the Lord's presence in our worship service at church, the thought crossed my mind that we are very blessed to live in a country where we may worship freely. ...and yes, we are foreigners in this land...waiting for that trumpet to sound!

    In the meantime, we are to pray for our leaders - that's God's command. No matter who they may be.

  2. Wonderful post, Louise! Exactly right, and I agree with you that it has been difficult coming to terms with recent events. "The God of the day is still God in the night." I am so glad!

  3. What an excellent and thoughtful post, Louise. A very true and needed reminder. I remember reading a comparison of today's Christians with the Jews who for centuries lived in countries that were not their own (indeed even today.) We are nomads or aliens in the countries we live in, because we have a differnt place to call home and a much different King on the throne there! Yet He gives us rules and spheres of authority to follow while we are here.

    I'm so thankful for His living word that guides us even today on how to live in this world! It's such a comfort to know that He has always known and seen what is going on here and has given us words to live by and examples to encourage us to look beyond our present situations to the land we will cross over to! Sometimes I want to just hug my Bible!

    You are so blessed, Lousie, to be used by Him to grow and share. I pray for your continued growth in His ways and service. What a blessing.

    with much sisterly love in Christ,

  4. Amen... Weezy! This world is not our home! I have a mansion waiting for me in Glory!