Monday, November 28, 2011

Proverbs 14:34

Before we begin, I forgot to post on Saturday that it is time for us to continue on Pilgrim's Progress. We hope that you have been able to catch up but it is time for the rest of us to move forward. You can always find the posts that you need and comment or question. I will answer them, no matter how long since we passed that section. For those ready to move on, Please refer to this post to get your reading assignment for this week and to review where we left off. Those continuing...let's press on, I am excited to continue our journey! 

"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people."

This past Thanksgiving, how many of you took the time to pray for our nation? (And for those of you that live across the pond, of course this study can be applied to ANY nation!) In the last three years, how many times have you thanked God for Pres. Obama? Ouch. Me either.

Please take the time today to read Romans 13: 1-2.

We have spent much time talking about sin and righteousness as we have traveled through Proverbs. I believe that here in America that it is the fault of the Christians that America is in the shape that it's in. Christians who have not been respectful of the authority that God placed for a reason; Christians who have been too relaxed in their faith; Christians who find so many things to put above God.

I fear for our country. Today, please pray for your country. And for your fellow Christian family, that they would wake up and see that change has to happen with them first!


Belinda said...

I know we need to be praying for our elected officials and leaders. It's so easy to sit back and complain, criticize and be angry, but we are the ones who are to blame for what is wrong, as you said Tonya.

I periodically pray for our country, but not nearly enough. I believe Mr. Obama is president because God allowed him to be. Whether I agree with his policies or not.

I have not been thankful enough that I live in America. I have not been strong enough to stand up and oppose what I know is not God's will.

OUCH is right!!

Linda said...

This is one of my favorite songs. To be reminded that we need to daily pray for our people and our leaders. I am thrilled to find this study. find a group of Christian sisters who will pray and share. You are a blessing!

I will need to go back to do some reading to catch up on your study.

Belinda said...

Welcome Linda!!

Snoodles said...

Hello Linda, and welcome! Please feel free to join in . . . we love to have discussions here, so don't be shy! Tonya, it's true that most of us don't remember to pray for our country or its leaders...and I, too, wonder what is in store for our nation. It's been a long time coming.
That wonderful song reminds us of a promise that God will surely keep!

Hillbilly Tonya said...

You know, I thought 9-11 would be a wake up call. And Katrina. Joplin. Columbine. The list goes our country worsens. I never dreamed that we would see same sex marriages become legalized.

What will our young ones have to face when they grow up? We need revival!