ONE NATION UNDER GOD? INDIVISIBLE?
Sometimes as I watch America, the so-called “Christian Nation”, fall farther and farther away from the Faith of our Fathers, I wonder what God thinks about us now. How does God think about a nation who kills millions a year because a woman is not ready to give birth to a baby and take responsibility for her actions? How does God feel when we accept same-sex marriage as being a choice or a right when it goes totally against Romans chapter 1? How does God feel when Christians live in sin, drinking, gambling, having illegitimate babies? Sure, we all sin. None of us are righteous on our own merit, but it seems like Christians should look different from the world and grow more and more like Jesus and not more and more like the world. How does God feel when we go to Church just because it’s Sunday, or just because we want to meet a girl (or guy) or just because our Mom made us? When will we start seeking God, renewing our mind, becoming separate from the world?
God is still sovereign. God is still on the throne. I have to believe that, but I don’t see it. I have to believe it by faith because the word says it is true.
Where is God?
The sun is shining, but I barely see it. My heart is full of grief. “It rains on the just and the unjust” the Bible says somewhere. Sometimes I wonder, where is the justice in that? Joel Osteen, the pastor of maybe the biggest mega church in America, many times talks about the favor of God. “We have the favor of God” he says. If we are favored by God, why are Christians in poverty?
I’m still praying, I’m still believing. I live by faith, not by sight. God is still sovereign. He is good all the time. Lord Jesus, shower your presence on your people. Let us rise up and be blessed. Amen.
Come quickly, Lord, take us out of this mess.
Fiber and Blood Sugar
“Since fiber passes through the digestive tract without being absorbed, it doesn’t increase blood sugar levels and doesn’t need to be counted by those who control their blood sugar through counting carbohydrates. Soluble fiber, when eaten in large amounts, can actually lower blood glucose. Because it slows down the digestive process, it also slows the absorption of sugar from the diet, helping to keep blood sugar levels more even throughout the day.” Quoted from:
I ate Nature Valley Protein bars (Peanut butter and dark chocolate flavor) and it lowered my blood sugar. Mine had been running about 105 to 120 even in the morning before I ate anything. But today at 5:30 when I came home from work it was 90. The last time I ate was about 3:30. I ate 3 nature valley protein bars throughout the day as snacks. They contain 5 grams of fiber each.
For anyone who is borderline diabetic or pre-diabetic like me, try this and see if it lowers your blood sugar. Let me know how it turns out.
Thanks to Ellie at New Creation Ministries for the information about fiber. See her post: For Heaven’s Sake, What’s So Important About Fiber?! at http://newcreationsministries.wordpress.com/?s=fiber
I’m the type of person that sees the glass half empty. When something goes wrong it’s easy to dwell on the negative; like a stubbed toe, that’s all we can think about at the time. From now on, I want to see the positive side of life at all times. Here’s lesson #1:
Lesson #1 – Getting sick means a day off work.
I awoke today with a slightly sore throat. I went to work as usual. No big deal, just a cold, I thought. I looked down my throat in a mirror and discovered my tonsils were swollen. I went to the doctor during my lunch hour and was told I had strep throat. I discovered it soon so it wasn’t bad and my throat barely hurts. But, it is still contagious, and I was told to stay home from work the rest of the day and tomorrow. My supervisor is fine with that. “We will just cancel the appointments and reschedule them when you get back.” So, I now get a day off not even feeling bad except for a slightly sore throat, no coughing, no fever. God has given me time to rest in Him and build up some needed refreshing times. Next time there is a seemingly negative event in your life, try to find the positive side of it, or at least the lesson to be learned through the trial.
This is Terri Byars, seeing the positive side of life.