The wicked are taking over! It might feel like that when we pick up the newspaper or read news online and see the atrocities and violence in this world. Innocents dying and suffering in ways humans shouldn’t have to suffer. The psalmist’s image, they “eat up my people like bread”, is an interesting take on what was happening then and is still happening today.
What do you think about the first line, “only fools say in their heart, “”there is no God.”” As God watches us from above he sees it all. Nothing is hidden. He knows the fools and the wise. Sometimes it feels like we are surrounded by such “fools” and we have to fear for our safety or at least our freedom, because it is not “cool” to flaunt our faith. Quite to the contrary, we are often told we are not being “politically correct” or be careful to welcome other’s beliefs, too. Do you sometimes feel isolated in this society?
While only God can see our hearts, it is up to keep those hearts open. The song, “Open The Eyes of My Heart” comes to mind here. It’s a great prayer asking for God to keep our hearts open because we want to see Him. Not only do we want to see him, we want to see him lifted high in his glory!
So, how can we be more transparent and recognizable as followers of Christ? I never want to be condescending, because some Christians, sad to say, are just that. We need to be inviting and intriguing so that others will want to know the truth.
Let’s pray. Lord God, you are awesome in your wisdom and power. Forgive me when I fall short and do not reflect you to the best of my ability. I thank you for my faith and the promises you give to protect me. Use me to for your glory and keep my eyes focused on your will and not mine. In Jesus’ name.