“We get into sulks with God and say — “Oh, well, I can’t help it; I did pray and things did not turn out right, and I am going to give it all up.” Think what would happen if we talked like this in an other domain of life! … Sanctification is not my idea of what I want God to do for me; sanctification is God’s idea of what He wants to do for me and He has to get me into the attitude of mind and spirit where at any cost I will let Him sanctify me wholly.” -Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, August 14
Attitude – (Google) a settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.
How much of our life is shaped by our attitude?
2 Chronicles 28:20-21
20 Then King Tiglath-pileser[a] of Assyria came against Ahaz; he oppressed him and did not give him support. 21 Although Ahaz plundered the Lord’s temple and the palace of the king and of the rulers and gave the plunder to the king of Assyria, it did not help him.
Robbing the Lord of things–time building the relationship, not giving credit, etc.–to try and satisfy some earthly want or reduce/eliminate some pain. How does this relate to our current times?
Some are saying people with dark skin should be paid reparations. This reminds me of the above verses. The groups demanding reparations will never be satisfied. The way the looters and rioters are acting–will they ever be satisfied? Doubtful.
Is there racism in the US? Yes. Is there systematic racism? No. There has been a shift over the past few decades. Will the US cease to exist and go to communism? Please don’t have that happen, Lord!
Turn hearts back to You. Open eyes, ears, hearts, and minds. You are our only hope, Lord! Please heal our nation!