Friday, May 27, 2011
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Lord over the cosmos, over the planet, over the environment, culture and economy.
Lord over every living and non-living thing on earth, and over all the people who live - or have lived or ever will live - here.
Lord over angels and demons, over thrones and powers and principalities, over structures and governments and natural laws.
Lord over every person and place in the invisible worlds.
So go tell everybody. Help them understand who's at the top of the food chain. Get them learning my Ways and following me.
Baptize them in the name of the Father - who sent me, and from whom I've received my authority - and the Son and the Holy Spirit - who empowered me to claim and to demonstrate this authority and who will also help you to enforce it.
All of you should live like me, with my Spirit inside you to help.
And, as you do , you can be sure of one thing: you'll never be alone. I will always be with you through the power and the presence of my Spirit, until this season of conflict and corruption ends, and all the darkness of sin and Satan has been obliterated, and things are once more the way they were originally intended to be in the beginning.
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Father - you are good. there is none higher, none better, no one who compares.
Yours is the name above every name.
You are the King of kings,
the Lord of lords,
and True God above all gods.
You tell us if we ‘remain in you, and your words in us, then we may ask for anything and it will be granted.’
I’m asking for an America I can be increasingly proud of
because I see us acting, collectively, to heal the world.
I’m asking to turn on the television and feel blessed every time I see our flag or hear our song.
I’m asking for opportunity for those who try,
and who refuse to wallow
or be wasted in this life.
I’m asking for a place that feels like home to the world.
Full of promise and hope
for those victims of despair and deceit,
hopelessness and broken promises.
I’m asking for my President to continually grow as a man of peace.
I’m asking for my government to be dominated by competent idealists
and self-sacrificing men and women
who roll up their sleeves,
put on their own pants,
and stay until things are put right.
There is no heaven for America - we are a country, not a soul - but I want to believe America can be heaven-on-earth for those who are tired of living in hell.
I want to believe there’s something worth fighting for:
Hospitality. Integrity. Virtue.
Justice. Hope. Peace.
And I want to believe we are, in fact, fighting for those things
and not for power, position, or profit.
Lord - I believe. Help me with my unbelief, as I co-operate with those who have sacrificed to make this the land of the free and home to the brave.