I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All Of Your Sisters And Brothers In Spirit. Let Us Always Remember…We Are Not Without The Power, The Courage, And The Strength To Stand Strong In The Face Of Any Obstacles That May Confront Us – Individually Or Collectively; For We Are Endowed With The Spirit, And The Power Of The Almighty God…In The Life Stream That Is Ours…Which Is Our Very Own Mighty…”I AM Presence”! So, Be Grateful And Acknowledge It! Amen!
And Give Thanks And Praises…For The Power, The Courage, And The Strength Of God…In You!
“Stand up and praise the Lord your God, who is from everlasting to everlasting.”
Blessed be your glorious name, and may it be exalted above all blessing and praise. You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
You are the Lord God, who chose Abram and brought him out of Ur of the Chaldeans and named him Abraham. You found his heart faithful to you, and you made a covenant with him to give to his descendants the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Jebusites and Girgashites.
You have kept your promise because you are righteous. (Nehemiah 9:5-8);
But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey your commands. They refused to listen and failed to remember the miracles you performed among them. They became stiff-necked and in their rebellion appointed a leader in order to return to their slavery.
But you are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love. Therefore you did not desert them, even when they cast for themselves an image of a calf and said, ‘This is your god, who brought you up out of Egypt,’ or when they committed awful blasphemies.
Because of your great compassion you did not abandon them in the wilderness.
You gave your good Spirit to instruct them. (Nehemiah 9:16-20);
You gave them kingdoms and nations, allotting to them even the remotest frontiers.
You made their children as numerous as the stars in the sky, and you brought them into the land that you told their parents to enter and possess. Their children went in and took possession of the land.
They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.
But they were disobedient and rebelled against you; they turned their backs on your law. They killed your prophets, who had warned them in order to turn them back to you; they committed awful blasphemies. (Nehemiah 9:22-26);
You warned them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, ‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’ Stubbornly they turned their backs on you, became stiff-necked and refused to listen.
For many years you were patient with them. By your Spirit you warned them through your prophets. Yet they paid no attention, so you gave them into the hands of the neighboring peoples.
But in your great mercy you did not put an end to them or abandon them, for you are a gracious and merciful God.
Now therefore, our God, the great God, mighty and awesome, who keeps his covenant of love, do not let all this hardship seem trifling in your eyes—the hardship that has come on us, on our kings and leaders, on our priests and prophets, on our ancestors and all your people.
In all that has happened to us, you have remained righteous; you have acted faithfully, while we acted wickedly.
Our kings, our leaders, our priests and our ancestors did not follow your law; they did not pay attention to your commands or the statutes you warned them to keep.
Even while they were in their kingdom, enjoying your great goodness to them in the spacious and fertile land you gave them, they did not serve you or turn from their evil ways.” (Nehemiah 9:29-35)
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…