Let's say that the following poem is a conversation being carried on among three people:
What is that I smell
Smells like somebody scorched some eggs
No it smells like a smoke bomb
Or maybe like when grandmother
Used to burn sulphur
I only smell it when the wind swells
Oh that... That may be the "Winds
Of war" that you smell
What in the world does a windswell have to do with "Winds of war?" Hm-mm... Bears thinking about. Let me se-e-e... (This question led you to where several people's concerns were (maybe yours too) so that I could lead you to where I want you to be according to God's glory.)
I have been dealing (for the last couple of blogs) with something that seems to be on the minds of many at this time. That is sabre-rattling. So, I have taken a jingle that my friends and I used to sing as children and modified it to fit the current situation of concern.
Hold up! Wait a minute!
Gotta put some Jesus in it!
Yes, yes! Yes, yes!
That is a simple childhood jingle but it has been tailored to match life. In all things, great and small, give praise and glory to the Lord Jesus. Before you start to panic,
- REMEMBER WHOSE CHILD YOU ARE!
- REMEMBER THE LESSONS OF SECULAR HISTORY They prayed. "HAPPY IS THE NATION WHOSE GOD IS THE LORD." Those are not just idle words my friend.
- REMEMBER TO READ YOUR BIBLE. Look at this scripture and see if it does not quieten your spirit. Psalm 46 with particular attention given to verses 1, 6-9 and 11. That whole chapter soothes my soul and it will yours too.
- Remember that Hebrews 4:16 is a welcome mat to pray and express all of our concerns to HIM! Instead of panicking, use the welcome mat - bow your knees and pray. I do...
Aside - BYDWP (Begin your day with prayer.) Take a prayerful spirit of praise with you as you attend worship today.