Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Warfare Wednesday

"Praise the LORD from the earth,
         You great sea creatures and all the depths;
 8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
         Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;"  Psalm 148:7-8

The weather is at it again!  I woke up this morning to find headlines of a crazy dust storm that enveloped the Phoenix, Arizona region.  Dust storms are something I can't even imagine- maybe it's like experiencing a white-out snowstorm, only there is dirt flying everywhere instead of snow.  Regardless, it had to be a little scary to experience first-hand.  With severe thunderstorms in the forecast for much of the country today, I just felt like it was right to focus on the weather again for today's Warfare Wednesday post.  Tornadic activity has been so commonplace this year, that every time the wind picks up a bit outside, and the clouds roll in, we're heading to various websites to watch the weather and stay informed.

I pray for peace for our weather.  I pray that whatever it is that's causing all these storms to form relaxes its grip on our country and becomes peaceful.  And I pray that the weather will also balance out.  We have parts of the country that are in severe drought- its like another dust bowl.  And then we have parts of the country where the rivers are flooding like never before.   I pray that those who are dry will receive the quenching rain they need, and that those who are wet will have the winds blow to help dry up that excess moisture.

God knows what's going on, and that gives me great comfort with all the crazy weather going on.  God owns the winds, the snow, the rain, and the clouds, and He can do whatever He desires with them.  Maybe, what He's waiting for, is for His children, all across the country to come together in unity and pray for the weather patterns to correct.  Perhaps if we all took the time to agree as one that we've had enough of the bad weather, God will hear our hearts and our prayers- and see our tears, and show his mercy to the people of our country.

And wouldn't it be wonderful if those prayers for the weather started right at the top?  I pray that President Obama would see the wisdom in turning to prayer in this great time of need.  I pray that he will bend his knee and turn to the Lord God for answers and for peace for this great country.  As we celebrated our nations birthday this week, I couldn't help but think about all the miraculous events that God put into place to make this country what it was all those years ago.  God loved America then, and He still loves America today.  God loves President Obama, and He would very much love to counsel him in the right way to take this country.

May God Bless America, and may the winds of change blow across every state, and may it bring good change that will bless the people, and will glorify God in all things.

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