A Grateful Daughter – Time to Time


“Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my day, what it is: that I may know how frail I am.” Psalm 39:4


Time is a precious treasure and this year especially time has been a most precious resource as the year began with two goals in mind. A first goal was to complete the final editing and publication of a book titled A Grateful Daughter; Buckets of Gratitude Bags of Burdens, a devotional study in gratitude in which was in time a grateful blessing. The second goal was just as intensive as it began with a formal academic study in God’s Word and will be in time – a grateful blessing. Without saying, the completion of these goals left a mere fraction of remaining time but the goals have proven worthy. Next time ~

So grateful to draw refreshment in you through your time and treasure from time to time.

~ Amen : Y

Are you Piqued in the News?

The Good News

The Good News

Did you know? Have you heard? The Good News!

This Sunday, May 1st many Christians in the United States will gather at our Nation’s Capital to participate in the 27th Capitol Bible Reading Marathon. Beginning on that day through May 5th there will be 90 continuous hours of Scripture reading from God’s Word, from beginning to end and cover to cover, the reading will begin in Genesis and will continue through the book of Revelation.

The purpose of this marathon is to demonstrate a few clearly stated goals:

  • Honor God’s Holy Word
  • Celebrate Christian’s First Amendment Freedoms of Speech, assembly, religion and set aside denominational differences and unify the diverse body of Christ around the Holy Bible.
  • A call to the nation to return to God’s precepts and lay a solid foundation for the National Day of Prayer that will commence on May 5th.

The foundational scripture for the event is Isaiah 55:11, which says,

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

Did you know about this event? I must say, I was not aware. I am very familiar with the National Day of Prayer on May 5th; but I did not know about this scripture reading event which surprisingly has been occurring for the past 27 years! Yes, the past 27 years!

Did you know about it? Have you participated in this event? The news definitely piqued my interest. What about you? Will you answer the call? Will you go? Will you read? Will you pray?  Will you participate?

A call to read scripture is after all a “precept call” you know and this event is  symbolically a national call to the reading of God’s Word. It is a powerful demonstration of unity. As I was reading about this event I was imagining Christians, in all of America, on a pilgrimage to our Nation’s Capital to hear a complete reading of God’s Word!   Just close your eyes for a moment. Can you just imagine it?!

It is a powerful image – a Christian pilgrimage call.

So how did I discover the news of this event?  Well the “good news” and interestingly enough, as I was reading and studying God’s Word my focus this day was “precepts”. I was studying Psalm 19 and had just searched for the Greek meaning of the word precept, which by the way is “Piqqud”.  Ironically, my interest and attention had been piqued specifically in the study of Psalm 19:7 which says;

“The law of the Lord is perfect,

reviving the soul;

the testimony of the Lord is sure,

making wise the simple;

the precepts of the Lord are right,

rejoicing the heart;

the commandment of the Lord is pure,

enlightening the eyes;

the fear of the Lord is clean,

enduring forever;

the rules of the Lord are true,

and righteous altogether.

More to be desired are they than gold,

even much fine gold;

sweeter also than honey

and drippings of the honeycomb.

Moreover, by them is your servant warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.

Did you hear what God is saying? Did you soak it all in? It’s a lot to take in, isn’t it? Isn’t God and His Word just the most amazing thing you have ever encountered? He reveals Himself to us in so many ways and in Psalm 19, God reveals Himself to us in the most amazing and inexpressible way. His words and His precepts are “drippings of the honeycomb” and they just taste all so sweet!   Amen.

But do you think at this event, God’s precious Word, these pearls as they are read, will be read as mute words to the ears of the hearers? How many people will attend this event? Do you know? Have you heard? Will this event also symbolically reflect the call to God’s Word in Isaiah? Have you read what Isaiah 28:10 says? Isaiah speaks of the dullness of hearing and God’s firm response.

“For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” God’s Sovereign Word Spoken into the World. Did you know it is a precept call?

Will you answer the call? Will you go? Will you read? Will you pray? Will you reflect and soak in all the pearls, the treasure that lives in God’s Word?

He promises that His Word will not return void. (Isaiah 55:11)

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”

So beloved let not our ears be dull as we continue the study of Psalm 19, word for word, precept upon precept, line for line and then move on, as the spirit leads, to the very center of God’s Word in Psalm 119. There we discover another honeypot and the sweet drippings from the honeycomb.

I will commit to dedicate this time to pray for all those who will attend this year; for all those who knew and heard the call. I will especially and fervently pray for all those who may hear for the very first time, the treasure that is spoken in the Good News.  I know it will not return void.  Amen :Y





A Grateful Daughter – Fingerprints


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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. (Ephesians 1: 3-5)

Have you ever stopped to think about all those people who have touched your life?   We have all been impacted by people in positive and sometimes negative ways by those we have encountered along the way during the course of our life journey.

Sometimes we forget to remember.

Perhaps your parents, your dad, your, mother, your sister, your brother, your daughter, your son, your grandchildren, your aunt, your uncle, your cousin, your niece, your nephew, your friends, your in-laws, your neighbors, your boss, your coworker, your ( you fill in the blank), a merchant, and yes, especially a stranger.

Sometimes we forget to remember.

Just as the bees and the butterflies pollenate the flowers, people also can influence and transform our own souls into flowing and beautiful gardens in the sowing of the seeds.

Sometimes we forget to remember that it did not all begin in the garden – in Eden you know. When the earth was touched by Satan and it was he who touched the life of Eve, and Eve the life of Adam. You know that story. But God tells us it all began before Eden, before the foundation of this world. We are not random, a serendipity, a coincidence. God has a plan and in that plan he has a purpose for each and all of our lives. There is a reason in every season of our lives and not a single touch is random.

I think about those people. The ones who touched my life, and I think about all those people, and how I may have touched their own. It can be a convicting remembrance.   What fingerprints did I leave on the lives of others? Did I touch them with good, or in harmful a way.  Was it the print God intended for me to leave, or did I smear my prints in willful disobedience.

Yet it is God who touches the life of all and in Him there is remembrance in all good things. His fingerprints are clean and sure. They leave no smears. He does not make mistakes and in his mercy he will forget to remember our own. So how will you touch the lives of others?  What fingerprints will you leave behind? What gardens will you sow when you touch the lives of others?  Will you forget to remember?

More than Morsels – TRUTH

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More than Morsels

The doctrine of biblical inerrancy is an extremely important one because the truth does matter. This issue reflects on the character of God and is foundational to our understanding of everything the Bible teaches. The issue of distorting the truth is not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of time, Satan has been using the distortion of truth as a means to deceive man and dethrone God. (Genesis 3)

Not much has changed since the days of Jesus. As Pilate responded to Jesus, when “Pilate said to him, “What is truth”. (John 18:18)   Just as Pilate questioned truth so do many today.

Not much has changed since the days of Paul as he provided exhortation to Timothy regarding the false teachers that were infiltrating the body of new believers. (2 Timothy)

Not much has changed as the world attempts so vigorously to deny and distort the Word of God. Just as the ideology of Darwinism, creationism, and theories of “millions of years”, as many attempt to insert doubt into Genesis and discredit God’s Word. (Charles Darwin, 1859)

Not much has changed as today the church is being infiltrated by false teachers with their process of bible interpretation, teaching and preaching the bible interpretation of “Eisegesis”; the process by which the bible is being manipulated to serve the purpose of man through social and ideological change, while adapting scripture to personal opinions and agendas.

No, not much has changed.

As Christians it is vital to know the truth in the Word of God, knowing that “not much has changed” in the world. Christians are called to “armor up” and equip themselves for battle and for service in God’s perfect and undistorted Truth. They are not to be blinded by whims of the world but mature, and firmly rooted and grounded in God’s Truth.
(Ephesians 6:13-19) (Colossians 1:28-29) (Colossians 2:6-9)

“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”(2 Timothy 3:16)

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has not need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.”

(2 Timothy 2:15)

“And we have the prophetic word more fully confirmed, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy or Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was every produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.”
(2 Peter 1:19-21)

“Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (John 17:17)
“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one, and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”  (Ephesians 6:13-19) 

As we prayerfully read, study, and reflect in God’s Word let each of us be diligent to the hearing of truth as God “leads us out” through His Word of Truth. Not as Satan attempts to distort man and “lead us into” temptation with ideological ideas and opinions of personal interpretations. ~ Amen.

“The authority of God’s Word is higher than man’s traditions, culture practices, experience, church teaching, philosophy and opinions.” (Bible Doctrine Survey)

“This people honors me with their lips,

But their heart is far from me;

In vain do they worship me,

Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men”.

(Mathew 15:8-9) (Mathew 15:1-9)

“Love you More” – Jesus

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“If you love me, keep my commandments”.

(John 14:15)


“Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him. “

(John 14:21)


“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God, if we love one another God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.”

(1 John 4:7-12)

We can’t even “Love” without Him ~ Amen :Y








More than Morsels – Draw Water in Rehoboth

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There are those days when studying God’s Word that certain lessons will just speak their truth and the buckets of living water will simply overflow in abundance.

Spurgeon spoke it best when he said, “It is the voices of our days that will lead us in the years of wisdom.” as he paraphrased a quote from the book of Job. I like Spurgeon’s insight in that quote. The voices of our days are also a gentle nudge and reminder to the measure, or number of our days.

(Psalm 39:4, Psalm 90:12) ~ Amen.


In the Book of Job, Elihu is speaking directly to Job when he confidently exhorts:

“I said, days should speak and multitude of years should teach wisdom”. (Job 32:7)

“But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand” (Job 32:8)


And it is Paul, who further describes for us the entire purpose of Scripture,

“All scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work”.

(2 Timothy 3:16-17)


And it was St Augustine who best explained the relationship of the old and the new testaments:

“The new lies hidden in the old, and the old is made manifest in the new”.

So we must drink it all and yet there are those times when in just a few words, we are inspired and God blesses us to draw buckets upon buckets of living water.

“And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Isaiah 2:3)

“But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” (John 4:14)


Beloved, stay with me today because this is just a small drink of the entire bucket that was poured out in study today, and you wouldn’t want to miss out on how to draw water in the desert.

We all need water to survive; both physically and spiritually. So the water will always draw us. ~ Amen.

“And Isaac dug, again the wells of water that had been dug in the day of Abraham his father, which the Philistines had stopped after the death of Abraham. And he gave them the names that his father had given them. But when Isaac’s servants dug in the valley and found there a well of spring water, the herdsmen of Gerar quarreled with Isaac’s herdsmen, saying “The water is ours.” So he called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him. Then they dug another well, and they quarreled over that also, so he called its name Sitnah. And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, “For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful n the land.” (Genesis 26:17-22)


Did you hear that? The names of the wells? The first Well that Isaac’s herdsman dug was named Esek, which means contention, and the second well, was named Sitnah, which means hostility. These were the Wells of Quarrels. Issac’s herdsman had dug two different wells and both times they were confronted with quarrels. The first was a quarrel of contention. which is an argument of conflict or controversy. Sometimes this can come across in the light of a dispute or a struggle. Has anyone ever said, “I have a bone to pick with you”? This would be called the bone of contention. You want to stay far away from those conversations. They are usually shielded in the light of someone else’s strong opinion.

The second well that was dug; Sitnah, was met with a quarrel in hostility. This type of quarrel is usually an attitude, action, or behavior in unfriendly opposition. Those types of quarrels will usually arise from a grudge, or someone’s unresolved bitterness, or envy. (Genesis 26:14) The best we can do in those times is not react to provocation.

Have you ever drawn water from these wells? I know there have been occasions when I regrettably have either been the source, or the recipient of the quarrel. I have also come to know that the water is bitter and not fit for consumption. It will never satisfy thirst and God does not want us drinking from those wells.

But the third well dug by Isaac’s herdsman was a different type of well. There were no quarrels at that well, and Isaac named it Rehoboth; which means a place of enlarging and flourishing. Isaac said, “For now the Lord made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land”. (Genesis 26:22) There was no quarrel at that well for God made room.

You know what else was poured out in this water? Scripture doesn’t let us know if Isaac’s herdsman responded to the quarrels. It only states that they moved on and dug another well. Sometimes we have to do that – don’t you agree? Just move on from those Wells of Quarrels and keep digging until God says – it is good, just stay here and I will give you an abundance of “living water”. ~ Amen.

Don’t you just love God’s Word? I know I do. Welcome to Rehoboth where God will make room for you and God will make you fruitful. ~ Amen :Y



Be Purposeful and Be Purposefilled



The reflections of last year were more than abundant. God is so gracious, bountiful and good. Throughout the year He showed Himself in remarkable ways as God grew me up in gratitude. It was my deepest desire to paint last year in oils – in God’s anointing- and God was so good as He fulfilled that deepest of desire with his abundant provisions. They were more than expected, and certainly more than enough, as he exploded my canvas with unexpected gifts in richly oiled colors. My heart is full.

As I reflected upon the blessings of the past year it was clear to me that whatever God’s Will this journey would continue as a desire to know Him has expanded and deepened. This year I have asked God for two things – a heart’s desire to talk with him far more deeply in prayer, and a heart’s desire to trust him completely. ~Amen.

“Jesus said, “ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.” (Luke 11:9) (Mathew 7:7)

This year to my life verse of Love the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength I will add TRUST.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all you might.” (Deuteronomy 6:5) (Luke 10:27) (Mathew 22;37) (Mark 12:30)

 I will add Trust the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength.

“Trust the Lord with all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

“I will love and trust the Lord my God with all my heart with all my soul and with all my strength as his most grateful daughter”. ~ Amen.

So exactly how does one begin to paint a New Year with God in Trust?


The first Sunday of the New Year brought about a word and a sermon spoken. It was a very good and well-spoken sermon, and in the message was the idea of developing a mindset of intention. It was a well- intentioned sermon, and the message was meaningful as the word “intentional” stirred a little note in my spirit.

I began to ponder a new year of living life intentional and although the word strummed a note it did not make a melody in my heart. My soul, my spirit desired more than a tiny tune of intent or intentional. While the tune may be one of good intent, or strummed with well- intentions, my soul is seeking to sing a melodious song. This year, intent or intentional seemed a little too weak for the transformation of a heart that sings. ~ Amen.

A heart that sings would need the “fulfilment” of the intent or intentions in reason and purpose. And that fulfilment would mean a purposeful action. Naturally, that purposeful action would need to be alignment with God and His plan and purpose. It is God’s desire is to fulfill His purpose for me in my life. God desire is the same for you. But it will require more than intention. It will require being purposeful to God in His purpose. It will require true relationship and open communication. It will require Prayer. It will require Trust. And not merely a watered down version; of say a prayer or the spoken declaration of trust. But a bone soaking, prayerful, spirit to spirit conversation; a complete Word saturated mind, heart, soul, and strength kind of trust. A life immersed in MORE, a life immersed in purposeful purpose. A life lived out purposefully. God already has the intention; which is His purpose, and in order to live it out requires not simply being intentional, but being immersed in purposeful action. ~ Amen.

The pastor’s sermon had a special word for each person that listened and heard and it did close with a final act or purposeful action, and it was the fulfilment  of that action that made my heart sing. The intent of living life intentional is good, but that was not the message; at least not for me.  The final message that resonated with me and the one that made my heart sing was the “action” in the purpose of the message.

Living a purpose fulfilled life that is purpose–full.

As the New Year unfolds this is my prayer for me; this is my prayer for you. ~ Happy New Year –

“This year my deepest desire is to seek God in such a way that He would fine tune a heart that truly sings.” A Grateful Daughter with a Heart that Sings. ~ Amen :Y




Stay Focused

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“For our light affliction is for the moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are temporal, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 5:17-18)


God’s views and visions are not like ours. His eyesight is eternal and He gives us peace through that eternal vision. Amen. Just sit for a minute and soak that in.

I don’t know about you but there are those times when I can get stuck in the temporal, in the here and now. My vision is short sighted and the focus becomes limited. In these times it is the mind that is the culprit of this shortsightedness; and the body will no doubt react in kind. But it is the spirit that overcomes, and the vision of God penetrates the circumstance and reigns in eternal glory.

“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us” (2 Corinthians 4:7)

I am so grateful for this treasure. ~ Amen: Y

Believe – Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

As the guests departed I noticed a brightly wrapped present on the counter.  The gift  was silently given and caught up in all the wonder of the food, fun,  and fellowship I had scarcely noticed who had brought and left it there. I picked it up and noticed it was very heavy, very substantial. As I slowly removed the gift wrap what I saw took my breath away. I wept as I gazed upon the words knowing the cost of this priceless gift I have been given in the expression of these two words  ~ Amazing Grace~

In these two precious words ~ Amazing Grace ~ I am so blessed.

Each year as I draw nearer to God through His word I notice how each year becomes “The Best Year Ever”. Do you know Him? My prayer for you is that you do, and not just know about Him, but really become intimate with Him through His word. He has so much to abundantly share.

Believe and experience the miracle of His Amazing Grace.

He loves you so much.

“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” (2 Corinthians 13:14)

Wishing you the “Best Year Ever” in the miracle of His Amazing Grace ~ Amen:Y


America – What are your thoughts?

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“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”

(2 Corinthians 10:5)

America is a great country and I am so grateful to have been born in America. I also possess Native American heritage so I like to say that my ancestors helped others ancestors off the boat when they arrived in America.  But truthfully, I cannot boast about being born in America, and there was a time when it certainly would not have been a good idea to claim Native American heritage.  But in this great land of America we have so much in which to be thankful and in which to be grateful. I am deeply humbled, and know that this gratitude was enabled and purchased at a cost, and that cost was priceless American lifeblood. American patriots know this, and it is not something to be taken for granted.

Above all else in America we have the freedom to worship God and as Christians claim his Son as our savior. ~ Amen. This great inexpressible privilege also came with the high cost of priceless lifeblood, the precious lifeblood of Christ. This is something to be so very deeply cherished and not be taken for granted. Christians well know this, and it is not something to be taken for granted.

With all the recent attacks both domestically and throughout the world it is difficult not to think about war. All these reports of attacks and war are daily reminders how we must prepare for battle in order to be victorious. And daily we are to be reminded that God is already victorious and as Christians so are we. ~ Amen

All my life and all of your life we have been at war. Did you know that? Since the creation of the world, and certainly since the discovery of America, war has been a way of life. But in America we can look back and witness all the American victories in all these wars, over all her young years. And many may not realize, or simply choose not to acknowledge, but it has been God’s good grace that has made America victorious in battle.

So with that in mind let’s together take a look at all the American wars and let’s together take a look at her victories, and let us not ever forget the great cost of battle, priceless lifeblood. First to get ready for war you will need to be dressed for battle. Are you dressed for battle? (Ephesians 6:10 – 19) In Christ, we are now well dressed.

Now let’s take a look at the following statics of wars involving America. Be prepared to be astonished. Be prepared to be amazed. But bear in mind; always be prepared, and properly dressed for battle.   Okay- hang on. Here we go.

Since the founding of America out of a total of one hundred and ten wars America has been victorious in ninety eight of those wars. And if you can hold your breath for this – in one of those wars there was amazingly a compromise, and in one of those wars there was a resolution. Imagine. A war that ended in a compromise, and a war ended in a resolution.  (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.) So conclusively, out of one hundred twelve wars America was victorious in one-hundred of those wars. Folks, this is astounding. This means reportedly the remaining ten wars ended in either a defeat, indecision, in conclusion, or stalemate.

America cannot boast about these one hundred victories. And some may, or may not choose to willingly acknowledge this, but God’s good Grace has been the reason for a victorious America. Did you hear that? If so, say it out loud. Let you ears hear the reason for victory in battle. God’s good Grace has been the reason for a victorious America. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.)

And oh yes, in America there are four wars which are currently ongoing. Did you hear that? Did you know that? Four wars are currently on going in which America is involved and in addition to these four wars involving America, there are the following three “unofficial” wars.  So what about these so called wars?

The Cold War – 1947 – 1991

After WWII – political and military tension resulting in economic sanctions.

Ronald Regan and Mikhail Gorbachev will long be remembered for ending this war.


The War on Terror – September 11, 2001 – Present

A term coined by President George Bush. Wikipedia calls this the War against Afghanistan and notes that it ended victory. But President George Bush named it first, and President George Bush named it correctly. We are still in battle with this war. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy).


The Cultural War – 1990 – Present

Politics and cultural tensions.

The issues are abortion, gun laws, global warming, immigration, separation of church and state, privacy, recreational drug use, gender wars, moral wars, law enforcement and censorship. We are still in battle with this war. (Highlight this phrase. It is noteworthy.)

What are your thoughts?

Whose side will God take in these wars?

Will America be victorious?

Will America have the privilege of God’s good grace?

All war is ugly and all war comes with the high cost of priceless lifeblood and acknowledge it or not, all war involves spiritual warfare.

Will God Bless America?

What are your thoughts?

I don’t know about you but I want God on my side in any battle, and I desire to be victorious. So I will properly dress for battle, in Christ I will “armour up”,  and I will prayerfully take – “every thought captive”  because all I eternally desire is obedience in Christ.   ~ Amen: Y