Monday, June 28, 2010

An old message for a new generation.

Not so long ago we were celebrating a great economy. Wow, can't times change? Sky-rocketing fuel prices have us carpooling, parking our gas-guzzlers and riding the bus. We'd never heard of a sub-prime mortgage crisis; now the equity in some of our homes is evaporating like steam, or they're being auctioned off on the courthouse steps. The headlines say a tsunami hits Burma and 100,000 people die. Earthquakes hit China and thousands of children perish in the rubble of their school. Twisters, hurricanes, fires and floods hit the U.S. heartland leaving untold heartache and ruin. It seems our security blanket has been stripped away and our comfort zone shaken to it's core.


















But there's a groundswell. If you listen you'll hear it: "It's time to seek God, to repent, to change the way we're living." It's an old message for a new generation.


"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."


You say "The people around me aren't saying that." Then examine the company you're keeping! Jesus said that when the blind lead the blind they both end up in a ditch.

We don't need a majority to turn things around. God told Abraham that just fifty people with a heart for righteousness could save Sodom. Even in a pampered church that majors in "what God will do for you, and how to get Him to do it" there's a remnant who know what revival means, and how to seek God until it comes.

The question is, will you be one of them?



-The Word For You Today







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20 comments:

  1. Lots of pain and suffering in today's world. Thanks for reminding of us where our priorities should be!

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  2. Love this post. It's a complete reminder of what should come first in our lives. Because of how bad the economy is my FH got a job in PA and we both moved out of Michigan which I have a love hate relationship with. Economy will not allow me to live in Michigan though.

    xo hope you had a fabulous weekend!

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  3. Great devotion. Thank you. Made me stop and think this morning, and to remember to always be thankful.

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  4. Very nice. Really made me stop and think about everything. I've been thinking for a while about how to set things straight.

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  5. Hi there,
    i came by to say that i receive an award and would so love to share it with you... please do come and get it.. will ya?

    and what a beautiful inspiring post... thank you!!

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  6. Things change so fast, and this economy is a testament to that. Here is to hoping for healing and learning lessons.

    Marcie

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  7. Your post made me stop and remember to count my blessings. Thank you for the reminder! Hope you had a great weekend.

    xo
    Valerie

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  8. Thank you for reminding us of the message.


    I gave you an award on my blog. Hope you will check it out.

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  9. Love this message! It is so important to keep Him first.

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  10. Great Post! Thank you so much.
    Matthew 6:21 is one of my favorite verses and goes along with this thought.

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  11. This is a wonderful reminder and a great post. I get upset over little things that happen in daily life that it's easy to forget the big picture sometimes.

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  12. I definately agree with Fashion Meets Food! I hope to get out of MI before it crashes down around us. Great post :-)

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  13. Thanks for the post. I am SOOO thankful we can believe God to meet our need regardless of the ways of the world! The world is so set up to shake up- but as we are not soon shaken we can enjoy that solid ground! Love it!www.breebee.com

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  14. Love this post, thanks so much for writing about this!

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  15. Love this post! It's important to have faith, because as fast as things can turn sour, they can turn around just as fast!

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  16. You really don't have to look far to realize how truly blessed we are. And you are so right, it only takes one person to ignite change! Great post today, Amy!

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  17. Yes! I've been unemployed for almost a year but i know it's for a reason and He will provide!

    how was the beach???

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  18. Love love love this post! Thank you!

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  19. I also wanted to let you know that I left you an award on my blog today. Have a wonderful day!

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