Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Have We Forgotten God

While reading in my devotional this morning, there was an excerpt from a proclamation made by Abraham Lincoln to declare a national day of Prayer. This was in the same year that he proclaimed Thanksgiving a national holiday. The proclamation was actually written by the Secretary of State, William H. Seward. I thought it very interesting and like Andrew Womack said, even more true today.....

........We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven, we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us, and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us......

There was never a more truer statement than this one, today. We have forgotten the God who made us, we have decided in our government that we do not need the 10 commandments, or prayer to get us through each day. We have as a nation let the enemy come in and steal our rights as God fearing people.

Who will you thank for your dinner on your table this week? How many will say, look what I have done this week when they set their turkey on the table? How many will remember the God who made them and give Him the glory, honor and praise for all you have accomplished this past year?

I just pray our next Secretary of State will have the chance to read this, and remember Who it was that made them. I pray that they will say, hey, let's knock the dust off of this proclamation and use it as a stepping stone for redeeming our nation back to the standards God intended for it. Let's keep 'In God We Trust' on our currency, let's put the 10 commandments back on display, let's pray before our meetings, let's teach the Bible in our schools, after all, these were some of the things that our country was founded on. Let's pray for our leadership!!!

2 Cor. 9 v 10- 11.....Now may He who supplies seed to the sower, and bread for food, supply and multiply the seed you have sown and increase the fruits of your righteousness, while you are enriched in everything for all liberality, which causes thanksgiving through us unto God......

God is our supplier, He is our source, He is our provider, He is to whom we owe our Thanksgiving. It is through Him, and not of ourselves that we accomplish what we do. Don't be too proud to pray to Him and give Him the thanks this Thanksgiving Day.


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