Sunday, 23 November 2008

looking ahead...

You Have Our Attention, Lord
Prayer offered by Max Lucado© 10/4/2008
(Printable PDF)
Our friends lost their houseThe co-worker lost her jobThe couple next door lost their retirementIt seems that everyone is losing their footing
This scares us. This bailout with billions.These rumblings of depression.These headlines: ominous, thunderous-“Going Broke!” “Going Down!” “Going Under!” “What Next?”
What is next?
We’re listening. And we’re admitting: You were right.
You told us this would happen.You shot straight about loving stuff and worshipping money.Greed will break your heart, you warned.Money will love you and leave you.Don’t put your hope in riches that are so uncertain.
You were right. Money is a fickle lover and we just got dumped.
We were wrong to spend what we didn’t have,Wrong to neglect prayer and ignore the poor,Wrong to think we ever earned a dime. We didn’t. You gave it. And now, tell us Father, are you taking it?
We’re listening. And we’re praying.Could you make something good out of this mess?
Of course you can. You always have.You led slaves out of slavery,Built temples out of ruins,Turned stormy waves into a glassy pond and water into sweet wine.
This disorder awaits your order. So do we. Through Christ,Amen· • • • ·
God will always give what is right to his people who cry to him night and day, and he will not be slow to answer them. (Lk. 18:7 NCV)

so much is going on in the world today, literally all you hve to do is turn on your raido, open the newspaapers, switch on the television, eavesdrop on conversation and you would wish you existed on another planet... one that is a total opposite of this one you and i live in.

I can only think of one thing more than ever when i listen to the news, or hear stuff... something BIG is about to happen in this world... could God's coming be any closer? what a question right? I mean everyday brings closer the coming of the groom, for those who are engaged isn't everyday that goes by a countdown to the 'WHEN', to the 'D-daay'.

in high school when people talk about the RAPTURE, immediatedly, you have the so called 'bad girls' turn 'saintly'... and how long did that last, maybe a week or even less. then you had the 'spiros' getting self righteous with themselves.... I used to be one of those back then, it is good to 'grow up' lol!

at the risk of sounding like a party pooper, or raining on anyone's parade.... I just hope WE... and believe me I am no exception to this, always remember Christ return- and make every second count.

my sister has been in 'blogsville' all this while, i am pained she just told me today!! *insert sulking face* this is her, and should you feel inclined to say 'hi' by all means do.

God show me how to do the better you want me to do, help me with the self i struggle with everyday. in jesus name. amen.

off to read o!!!

his peace. my love. chichi


~Mimi~ said...

:) growing up is good..and yea we have to make every moment count

chichi said...

@ mimi: thanks 4 stoppin by.x

Believer said...

thanks for this reminder sometimes i get so caught up with now that i forget that it's all leading to somewhere, remain blessed

Jaycee said...

Abt Christ's return...that's an awfully deep reminder that we fail to remember. In the midst of all this chaos, I pray that I come to understand the times and seasons more and more...

I'll check ur sis's been undercover!!! :)


"God show me how to do the better you want me to do, help me with the self i struggle with everyday"


Thank you.

chichi said...

@believer: remain blessed dearie.

@jaycee: amen to more understandings of times and seasons.
yes o the babe has been pulling 007!lol

@solomonsydelle: his grace is sufficient abi? it is well. amen and amen.