Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Jan | 01 | It's Time For A Change


It's Time For A Change

Psalms 90:14 
Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days!.

Many have come to this New Year with drunken revelry, with a celebration of another year of coming hedonism and selfishness, a celebration of the gaining of more toys to leave behind them when their ever-consuming bodies are being consumed in the grave by worms. In fact, for them, though their heart of hearts knows that there is little to celebrate, there is, never the less, so much more to anesthetize. You see, 'Life under the sun' continues to prove so very disappointing for the heavy consumer.

So, you would think life satisfaction would be on top of the thankful list for a child of the Almighty King, the offspring of the Son of God and the much more generation of Kings and Priests, but no, the spiritual life has also proven very disappointing for the spiritual consumer as well. We expected more. We were sold and told about much more, but in the end, we seemed to get much less, than we had hoped for. Yes, the Christian life has proven very disappointing for many and the midnight watch has passed with speed and now the morning’s floods of worries have washed us to the shores of sighs which sport a thousand alters of prayer. And pray we must. But what must the disappointed Christian pray today? What would be a great prayer to utter at the beginning of the Year, the month, the week, the day, this new day, this first day of the rest of our lives?

Listen:- Return, O Lord! How long? And have compassion on Your servants. Oh, satisfy us early with Your mercy, That we may rejoice and be glad all our days! Make us glad according to the days in which You have afflicted us, The years in which we have seen evil. Let Your work appear to Your servants, And Your glory to their children. And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalms 90:12-17 NKJV

Pray: -  Father, You have been the sanctuary of Your people throughout the generations and we declare that You are in control, yes even before the mountains of this world were established; from vanishing point to vanishing point, You are God over all. You gave man his spirit and when you recall that which You have given, they return to You for judgment. So, our lives rush away like sand in an egg timer, like the crisping of new grass in the summer sun, like the lukewarm dirty water of a used bath gurgling down the plughole. Our lives are as a blink of Your eye, for with You a thousand years are as a day and we, the consumers of Your goodness, have been consumed by Your hot displeasure, and been terrified by both Your absence and Your anger and you know Lord, what scares us the most, is that all our failings are set before You like rotten rodent rat filled cakes on the white cloth of Your dinner table. Nothing is hidden from You. Time passes, and another year is graciously set before us, yet the days of our lives are seventy years, and even if by reason of our strength and technology they are eighty years, yet their boast is only labour and sorrow; For each year we see the curling leaves cut off, and the people we know, fly away. Where are You! Where is Your loving kindness? Please God, show us Your goodness, for once, yes, surprise us with it this year, and make it a like a late Christmas present, hand delivered by You even to our very door. Then You will see some revelry I can tell, for then we will dance and sing! Come on Lord! Make up for all the sad times, the bad times, the crap times gone before, ‘cause I tell You Father, we’ve had enough of disappointment, despondency and despair to last a life time and we believe it’s time for a change, a change that only You can bring. We are Your servants, so do us good, let us revel in what You are best at, and together with our kid’s, party all year long, saying and declaring to one and all in the seen and unseen worlds, GOD HAS BEEN GOOD TO US. Say Amen to this O God our Father and to all we do for You. Please. It’s time for a change.

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