Daily Psalm for 4/22/2022

The voice of the LORD breaks the cedars;
the LORD breaks the cedars of Lebanon.
He makes Lebanon to skip like a calf,
and Sirion like a young wild ox.
The voice of the LORD flashes forth flames of fire.
The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness;
the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh. Psalms 29:5-8

Pride is a dangerous thing because it makes us think we are too big to fail and too strong to show weakness. Yet here are these big cedar trees that are tall and imposing yet can be brought down a woodsman’s ax. Lebanon’s total landmass is only about 41000 square miles and while it seems like a lot it is small in comparison to Assyria yet it becomes an animal bent on conquest. So, what do we say? The Lord takes down the proud and raises up another who is small in size but rich in faith. Raising up an inferior army is not to say “You are no match for this army” but to say “without the Lord at your side, you are nothing”. the Lord looks for people who are available, pliable, and humble because “nothing is impossible for the Lord”.

Father,

Nothing is impossible for you except to work with a proud heart. When we are proud, we become arrogant and begin to think we accomplished things by our power when that could not be further from the truth. Part of our problems in our world today is that we think “we accomplished all that has been done”. Our Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights did not bring about our prosperity, it was You operating in and through our lives. I pray for my nation and my world that once again you will restore the altar of righteousness. I pray for our leaders that you will help them to make wise decisions about this nation and see that without you, they are nothing. I pray for my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus across all domination that they will arise as never before to bend their knees to You. I pray for our world that you will heal and restore it with the power of your right hand. It was because of the man at your right hand that this nation has been blessed and restored. I plead the blood of Jesus across my world that you will break the march to war down and help people to make wise decisions about the nation. I pray for the military, law enforcement, and EMT communities that you will be with every one of them and bring them safely home. I pray over our politicians that you will continue to shake them to their core with the message of the Ephod so that they fully understand who they serve. I pray for the city of Stacy, the state of Minnesota, and the USA may your Spirit fall fresh upon us. I pray for the truckers who carry supplies to our communities. I thank you for healing our land by rain that refreshes the land and the storms that shake the heart of mankind. I pray for those who need a special touch from you today. Finally, I pray that my words will always be an encouragement to all who read these words in Jesus’ name I pray. May your peace be upon my family, city, state, nation, and world. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer (Psalms 19:14).
IHS
MK
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