This is a seven part series that was originally given as one meditation for a vespers service at Central Christian Church in Grand Rapids Michigan. In my opinion, people who are living their lives with the Bible as their authority are in a minority in our country.
I took a FB test recently that told me I was a pessimist. While I have never been a sugar plums and puppies kind of person, I have been a half full girl, not a half empty one.
I have so changed since 9-11. Since I do not believe our country will be improving any time in the near future, am I doomed to be a pessimist? NO! I can pray for an attitude adjustment and I can tell myself the TRUTH, the way that I always have when times have gotten tough in my life.
Truth Seven: I do not know where our current history in the USA will lead.
Yes, it sure does feel like a slippery slope of badness to me. But
feelings are not facts. I remember reading "The Christians Secret of a Happy Life" years ago by Hannah Whitall Smith. She talks about feelings being the caboose of the train. Facts, Faith, then Feelings....in that order. How I feel about any given circumstance really has little weight in the grand scheme of things; a train can run without a caboose.
I end this pep talk to myself with this scripture from Deut. 29:29:
"The secret things belong to the Lord but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children."
Dear God, Help me to put the revealed truth I know into practice and leave the secret things to you.