Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I MUST

My head, and also my heart, is just being bombarded with so much lately. This is probably going to be a very disjointed post, but I just have to try and get some of my thoughts organized and down.

In my personal life things could not be better: I love my Lord & Savior, Jesus - my wonderful husband, Mickey - my four wonderful, and totally different from each other kids- my 2 beautiful and talented granddaughters - my 1 and only sweet & gentle grandson - my home - my church - my pastor - my 2 bible study groups of woman hungry for God's heart and purposes - my deep and probing very small Sunday School class. I just plain love my personal life and all it entails and encompasses, every aspect of it.

I am blessed beyond words: My Lord & Savior meets all my needs - I feel the Lord leading and guiding me on a daily basis - both my husband and I are in wonderful health for our 71 & 76 years of age, and wear and tear - I do not want for one single thing.

AND YET.......I look at: Our nation spiraling into massive debt - our nation so fiercely divided and with such hate & animosity on every side - the world about to explode on nearly every front - such apathy among the people about the direction our nation and our world are taking - such apathy and "business as usual" among most of the "Church" - The Body of Christ so divided and it breaks my heart.

I want to just stand on my roof top and shout.......Can't you all see what is happening? - Do you not have eyes to see and ears to hear what is going on?

"But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." Matthew 24:37

The Lord is coming back soon. "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." I Corinthians 15:52

I know many of you will say, just as it does in II Peter 3:4 "Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation."

In Ezekiel 3:18-21 the Word warns us to speak to 4 different type of people:

vs 18 - the wicked and if we don't warn them their blood will be on our hands

vs 19 - the wicked who will die in his ways but we have delivered our soul by warning him

vs 20 the righteous man who we fail to warn and his blood will be required of us

& vs 21 - the righteous who heeds the warning and our soul is delivered for warning him.

These are very sobering words to me!!! I am not held responsible for the "results", that's the person and God's part, BUT I am held responsible to tell and to warn. That is what I have done in this post.

We must do all we can to save our nation and return it to "One nation under God, indivisible..." and to look up and know that our redemption drawth neigh.

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15 comments:

a King's daughter said...

Susan,
Good post. Thank you for sharing. I too see our nation headed to the end of the age. Watching and praying...

Debra said...

I'm seeing what your seeing Susan!

As the song says "It won't be very long, it won't be very long. Till Jesus shall appear, that day is drawing near."

Mari said...

Excellent post Susan. It's a good reminder because I am not always so good about warning others.

Sharon said...

Oh Susan that was so beautiful and true. I am glad that shared that with us this morning. God is good for sure.
God bless

Kathy said...

Susan, I echo your post and your heart. My cry is How? How do we retrieve what was lost? Is it lost forever? Are we to have the nation back we once had? How are we as Christians to walk through these days? Are we to warn, and warn only, or is there something we're to have back that has been taken from us-is being taken from us? I am praying that my heart will respond appropriately and that the role of parent, wife, etc will be appropriate for this season we're in.

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

Such a good post Susan! Our Nation is definitely falling apart...all the violence and lack of respect for each other and human life! I am wondering,like Kathy, HOW do we get it back?

Jillian, Inc said...

Great post - reading those verses and how they so aptly apply today just gives me chills.

retha said...

Even so, the LORD is the one keeping a remnant of priest true to HIM.
I have to remind myself!

This Country Girl said...

Susan,

There's rarely a day that goes by that Jason and I don't have this same type of conversation. Why can't people see? I know in my heart why, but it just seems so obvious. I pray for the boldness because like you said, the result is not my responsibility, but to tell it is. Thanks for this post. I agree wholeheartedly!

Have a great day!
Tammy

Carla said...

What a beautiful family photo you have. Perfect post. Timely, and worded perfectly:)

Nancy said...

Yes!!! Susan you are able to write exactly what I so often wish I could say as clearly as you just did. Bless you sister for this post.

Dawn said...

It is hard not to be depressed. Every time I hear a newscast, I find myself just shaking my head in disbelief.

I'm reading "Safely Home" by Randy Alcorn about the persecution of the church in China. I heard Chuck Swindoll today talking about how things are heading in the same direction in Great Britain. Very scary times we're living in.

Maxine said...

Oh my Susan. This has been weighing heavy on my heart. Thank you for this post. Thank you for trying to stir us up. We need to be stirred. Pray, Sister, pray.

Anonymous said...

Susan,

You can feel the urgency in the atmoshpere. The earth is even groaning for its redemption.

If the church doesn't wake up then who shall be saved!!!

We need to keep praying for an awakening!! Those who are awake are to keep sounding the alarm until the snooze button cannot be hit again and their sleep is over.

Sandra

marallyn ben moshe said...

bless you susan...keep the trumpet blasting...soon they will have to hear us...shabbat shalom...love from jerusalem