Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday Prayers

Between slow internet, illness, and the stuff of life that has been going on I have not been very consistent about writing in the past six weeks or so.  The internet is now changed, I am just about over the crud, and life seems to be settling down, so I am getting back into the habit of daily writing.  I miss it when I am not doing it!

There are plenty of needs that need to be taken to God today.  There are a lot of things for which we need to thank Him.  However this week rather than focus on intercessory prayer, I want to focus on God.  I want to challenge you to take a day to pray to God without a request list.

Back in November I posted this about prayer.  Today I want to pick back up with that.  The next attribute in the list I have is justice.  We crave justice in our world, don't we?  We read about the Grand Jury who instead of bringing an indictment against Planned Parenthood for the horror of not only killing unborn babies but also selling their body parts, chose to indict the makers of the video that exposed this heinous practice.  We hear about the atrocities of ISIS murdering Christians.  We read of high-ranking politicians who blithely engage in criminal activities, knowing that they will never be brought to justice over these things.  We yearn for justice and cry out about injustice.  We even go so far sometimes as to ask God, "WHERE ARE YOU???!!!".

He is right here beside us.  He alone is perfectly just. 

Because of the sin that entangles all of us, our justice is perverted.  Sometimes that is easier to see than at other times.  But God.  God alone is perfectly Just.  His justice is infinite, having no limits or boundaries in space ~ it extends to the farthest reaches of the universe that HE created.  His justice is eternal.  It has no beginning point and no ending point.  His justice is unchangeable.  It is the same today that it was before time was created.  It is the same today that it will be after time ceases.  That is a comforting thought.  It is also a little frightening.  Think about your life this morning.  Has there been any sin of injustice in your life today?  Not just actions, but thoughts?  Were you irritable with your child, your spouse, your co-worker?  Did you take credit for something someone else accomplished?  Did you blame someone else for your own mistakes?  Do you desire God's justice for your own sin? 

God's justice is perfect.  It is unlimited.  He will right the wrongs that you have suffered in your life.  He will "take care of things". 

In your prayers today, think about God's justice.  Think about what it really means for Him to be perfectly and completely just.  Remember that you are charged with reflecting Him to the world around you.  You are called to show Him to the world in the way you live your life; the things you say, the way you treat the people around you, the things you do.  Be thankful that His justice is tempered with mercy; that our Saviour Jesus Christ accepted the consequences of God's justice for us.

Pray today for God's justice.  Pray that you will reflect His true and perfect justice. 

“The Rock, his work is perfect,
    for all his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
    just and upright is he.
They have dealt corruptly with him;
    they are no longer his children because they are blemished;
 they are a crooked and twisted generation. 

Deuteronomy 32:4-5    

May His peace fill your heart and home.  May you reflect His justice to the world around you.

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