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There is a lot going on in the world today, not to mention our individual lives.  Everyday we hear stories of tension around the world, the killing of people, brutality and injustice.   Locally we see more drugs, crime, perversion.

As we enter the political arena discussions become more and more heated and sometimes reason is nowhere to be found.

Economically, things are tough for so many.  Illness abounds.

And even within the religious community, there is division on a host of theological and doctrinal issues.

It seems to me that things are shaking more than ever before.  It would be easy to lose hope and get discouraged.  It’s hard to resist the fear that comes with all the negative around us.

Luke 1:33 is such an encouraging word.  “And He will reign over the house of Jacob throughout the ages; and of His reign there will be no end.”

Nothing can separate us from God’s love and nothing can stop His authority, power, and dominion.  All we have to do is put ourselves and all we care about in His hands.  We can trust Him with it all.  His kingdom is in place and we can be sure He knows the end from the beginning.  We can be sure that no matter what happens, He is ultimately in control.

Our God Reigns and His reign is forever!   We are in Good Hands with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Our future is secure in the plam of His hands.

AMEN!

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In this political age and postmodern era of moral equivalency, right  has taken on a whole new meaning. Often it is interpreted as an ideology that is judgmental of others and unloving towards people.

But in scripture, right is principle we can’t afford to ignore.  If we want to have a full, satisfied life understanding right is important.

Imagine that life is like a scale of justice.  On either side of the center is a place to weigh things.  All things being equal, something has to tip the scale in one direction or the other.  What tips the scale in the direction of full satisfaction?

I believe with all my heart and have proven it over and over again in my life, it’s by going right. 

Let me define that as I see it.  Going right is an attitude.  It’s not about us being perfect but it is about us surrendering ourselves.  It’s like a child who is being willful or disobedient.  There are consequences for those actions and while facing them the child is never happy.  But when a child complies with the direction of the parent, things are better all the way around.

Psalm17:15 says it like this . (My paraphrase)  This is what I will do.  I’ll continue to look at your face in righteousness.  I will stand for rightness, justice and keep myself in a place of  openness and right standing withYou.  “

Rightness is a place of clearness.  It’s like stepping out of a shower, squeaky clean.  We’ve washed away the dirt of bad decisions, past wounds, and let go of the willful selfish ways that hide His face.  Even if we aren’t there yet, we have an open heart to do so.

This is the reward of going right.  “”I shall be fully satisfied when I awake to find myself beholding Your form and having sweet communion with You.” (Amplified)

We will see His form and part of the reason why is that His form will begin to take shape in us!   You can’t help but take on the character of someone if you live and communicate with them long enough.

If you feel dissatisfied, check and see if you are going right.  Chances are you’ll see something that needs to be adjusted.

 

 

 

 

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