“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. 7 Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. 8 For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them.
They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me. 9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for those you have given me, for they are yours. 10 All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them. 11 I will remain in the world no longer, but they are still in the world, and I am coming to you.
Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me, so that they may be one as we are one. 12 While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them. 14 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. 15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of it. 17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. 18 As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world. 19 For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.
20 “My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— 23 I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.
24 “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.
25 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. 26 I have made you known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
The GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ - God wants to save Me. Eternally! You? Wellll... if you believe in Jesus and act as that fact! You are Invited!
Yesterday - I had a Splendid Day - almost everything that happened was Golden. Surrrrrrfing Liiiiiife. Ohhhh yeah. I felt a ray of Golden Light in me. Prayers were answered -Wow!
Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away!
Now it looks as though they're here to stay
oh, I believe in yesterday - - -
Today I was at Starbucks, and the man next to me stopped in front of me, saying, "Only thing in the News that was Good - was the Sports Page." The other man made a noise of agreement.
Today - well I dealt with being on the phone to insurance for a Long Time and had two representatives sound like they cared and I was polite - they pretended to hand me to a "specialist" and instead placed me into the bottom of the hold line having to explain my name, policy number and situation again. Three times. Taking to the billing office at the Doctor's to three representatives. Billing accurately? More surgeries?
Talking to my husband with a terminal diagnosis - ended with me in tears for 30 minutes.
Hearing a cousin is in a life threatening situation. Then crying for this and 30 minutes over the billing and being pushed to the bottom of the phone line by "paid representatives" of my insurance.
Having an accounting error in our billing. Wondering why this repeats in the middle of death.
What are we to do with the crisis Allll over the News?
We are going to realize BAD NEWS sells MORE!!! It creates MORE Stir.
Massive corporations dominate the U.S. media landscape. Through a history of mergers and acquisitions, these companies have concentrated their control over what we see, hear and read. In many cases, these companies control everything from initial production to final distribution. In the interactive charts, in the link - the link reveals who owns what
We have solutions. We do not have to accept the same news in the same way. In changing the expectation that some one provide news for us to live on as our interest - focusing on politics that we only get one vote for. Instead, we can look at solutions on google for any problem we have. We can focus on prayer and what we expect the Goodness of a Loving Father to provide - in our individual lives.
God created you as Your Father. He never expected you to be St Matthew, or Matthew to be Mark or Luke or John. You have an idea for your own solutions in prayer. Your gifts and talents lean upon God to grow you. In plants - fertilizer smells provide reasons to grow and lean away from the smell.
We are a Nation filled with genius people. Now, currently, we are a Nation worrying if we don't Do Something Today - Immediately - we won't have something for tomorrow. As if we work efficiently - there is no reward - it hits us in both directions. Lack of faith.
Look at problems with a different direction.
A spot on a shirt won't come out - the spot has to be treated inside the shirt as well.
A praying mother told me almost all her prayers were answered because as she prays for the ones she loves - she calls up God and her love and their love. Usually, she says, joy comes in the morning.
Do you buy it in the Presidential Election that taxes will be reformed? Why do you want to vote for that person saying phony things?
Do you think we should Police the World in War? Are you voting for more war? Are you happy with Police Armament as a result of excessive equipment?
Do you see someone with a plan? FOR LIFE IMPROVEMENTS? Affordable education improves your life! The US Economy did best when we were building the infrastructure. Is this Biblical? You bet, framework for the rules leads to the best opportunity for happiness, security and joy. That is called the 10 Commandments.
If we don't like the news - we need to upbuild our families and our lives - with interests building us up. Look at a spot from a new direction with prayer. Expectation of Faith, Hope and Love. More blessed to give than receive.
A) Orange. Orange you glad - the Same God who upheld us when our Day was Golden - WILL - Uphold us when the day is - less than - favorable. If we ask Him. Nicely.
B) Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away!
Now it looks as though they're here to stay (Jesus)
oh, I believe in yesterday - - - Biblically. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow -
C) We have not come this far - to be dropped on our head.
D) If we are a Nation who really want to bring something good to our children - we will do far better bringing them to know God and creating standards and communication to build us all up.
Father God, this isn't fixed by throwing money at problems. Solutions arrive when we speak the truth with mercy and respect. Help us open our Hands to You in Prayer. Each day to do the best You'd equip us to do. In Jesus the Lord. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †