MInTheGap

Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.

May 15th, 2015

What is the difference between God saying “No” in answer to prayer and saying “Wait”?

A Heart Moved By The Things Of God

May 14th, 2015 Viewed 13 times, 2 so far today
English: Greek Orthodox Icon of Nehemiah, moun...

English: Greek Orthodox Icon of Nehemiah, mounted on solid wood. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Nehemiah has spent most of the first chapter in prayer over Jerusalem.  We see the weight of the situation on his heart, and we know that he had an office where he would have influence with the king, and so one could have expected that the next thing we’d read would be Nehemiah approaching the King asking for something to be done.  Instead, we find something different:

In the month of Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was before him, I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. And the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, seeing you are not sick? This is nothing but sadness of the heart.” Then I was very much afraid. I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?” Then the king said to me, “What are you requesting?” So I prayed to the God of heaven. – Nehemiah 2:1-4

May 14th, 2015

Elijah is an interesting prophet– calls down fire yet hides from a human queen. What do you irrationally fear?

May 14th, 2015

Western Christians don’t understand persecution like those in other lands. They give their lives, we complain about inconvenience.

May 14th, 2015

The kings of Israel were judged by God based on their heart for Him, as measured by how they lived toward Him.  What would He say about us?

China’s Economy is supposed to pass America Next Year…

May 11th, 2015 Viewed 9 times, 1 so far today

According to the IMF in 2011:

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the “Age of America” will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China.

And it’s a lot closer than you may think.

According to the latest IMF official forecasts, China’s economy will surpass that of America in real terms in 2016 — just five years from now. [IMF bombshell: Age of America nears end]

What do you think– now that we’re in 2015, what do you think of this prediction?

Why Is This Information About Hillary Coming Out Now?

May 8th, 2015 Viewed 11 times, 4 so far today

Hillary Clinton is the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party in 2016 for President.  No other credible name is even offered for someone else running.  That makes the information about her– especially the book about contributions her family’s foundation so interesting.  Why is this coming out now?  Why not closer to the election?

I think Althouse is close:

Democrats still believe she will be their candidate, and they don’t want to attack her. It might be useful to test her and allow her to topple early enough to open the field to other candidates. But who? That’s a risky strategy, and it takes nerve. The better approach seems to be to allow all the new things to get old and to hope people will forget or at least get bored enough to swallow the argument that the subject has already been fully discussed and only toxic weird people still talk about it. [I’ve got a different theory about how the Clintons get away with]

It seems that Democrats are the most likely source of the leak– either someone that wants to disqualify her, or someone that wants to get all the laundry out a year in advance so it can be known and get out of the way to get rid of Republican ammo.

What do you think?

God Asks, “What Are You Afraid Of?”

May 8th, 2015 Viewed 7 times, 1 so far today

Don’t you find it interesting how many times we are told in the Bible not to fear?  The only thing we are ever told to fear is God.

When we have the right perspective we can echo this prayer:

God, You have been so very gracious to us… at each turn, caring for us. I know Your kindness better than the lines on my face… Your generosity to us has wowed and thrilled me time and again.

If I lived to be 120 and You never did another thing for me… NOT ANOTHER THING… the only true thing for me to say about Your care would STILL be that You have been utterly gracious to me. You have put food in my body again and again, you have brought water to the dry river bed of my angry, selfish, and sinful life, and to the dead lifeless spirit that only sought its own ways continually, you have given eternal LIFE.

You are gracious and You are good.

 

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Standing in the Gap in a Society that's Warring with God.