PRAYERS FOR PARIS


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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.’  John 14:27

No matter how bad your days going, believe me it could be worse. Don’t think so? Read the news. Minutes ago I read a news article online, by AP, Associated Press. It went like this:

12 dead in Paris attack,  gunmen escaped. The article written by Jamey Keaten and Lori Hinnant describes three masked gunmen storming into offices of a Paris newspaper company today, killing 12 innocent people.

I bet you every one of those killed left home assuming they would return. Jesus Christ! “We live in such a sick world and the sad part, it’s only gonna get sicker!”

Scores of Americans are asking questions like, “what kind of people murder for no reason at all?’ No doubt some of these same people don’t have a mirror in front of their face, because if they did “they could answer this particular question simply by looking in it.” Simply put, what you allow you accept and eventually endorse. America is not without it’s own spots. Actually while praying for Paris, I’m praying for America too!

For the purpose of this post though, and if you’re reading this post, today was not my or your time to go. Hopefully you can still find it in your heart to believe God really is good, regardless of Satan’s ability to seek, kill and destroy. He’s never had to search too far either. But you, just look at what God’s done for you. Today Satan couldn’t get to you, nor could death. Yet each one of us must die someday. My heart goes out to those 12 people killed in this senseless attack, yet I know it’s not over! Tragedies of this size will only end when Jesus returns. Let not your heart be troubled.

You are still here and for a reason, if I might add. So, as you carry out your day, refrain from worrying about tomorrow, there’s nothing you can do about what it’s destined to bring. What you can do is get down on your knees and start praying like today was your last day on earth. In other words, pray like there is no tomorrow!

Contrary to what your eyes would have you see, the real picture is really not that pretty. To see what God’s trying to show you, you have to take off Satan’s rose-colored glasses. Do that and you’ll see for yourself the world is not at all the way God intended it to be. “Here is where the problem lies, God will not be mocked!

But you, you still have time to be all God wants you to be. Be blessed!

 

Minister Neecy

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