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Stay Faithful!

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As I pray and prepare for my day, I think about these two simple Scriptures:
2 Chron 26:Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jecoliah of Jerusalem.
And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.
What is the lesson?
Stay Faithful to Jesus!
Keep on keeping on, keep seeking Him first.
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Notice here that king Uzziah served as king 52 years. Eternity records that: ‘as long as he sought the Lord, God made him to prosper.’
I have now been serving the Lord since April 1989, or 27 years almost.
Great stories I could tell of past exploits, passions, and victories in Jesus, but what about today?
As most of you know, my father served 32 years in the navy. I have great respect for our military, and the price they pay that we can be free….

One of the most tragic events during the Reagan Presidency was the Sunday morning terrorist bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, in which hundreds of Americans were killed or wounded as they slept. Many of us can still recall the terrible scenes as the dazed survivors worked to dig out their trapped brothers from beneath the rubble.

A few days after the tragedy, I recall coming across an extraordinary story. Marine Corps Commandant Paul X Kelly, visited some of the wounded survivors then in a Frankfurt, Germany, hospital. Among them was Corporal Jeffrey Lee Nashton, severely wounded in the incident. Nashton had so many tubes running in and out of his body that a witness said he looked more like a machine than a man; yet he survived.

As Kelly neared him, Nashton, struggling to move and racked with pain, motioned for a piece of paper and a pen. He wrote a brief note and passed it back to the Commandant. On the slip of paper were but two words — “Semper Fi” the Latin motto of the Marines meaning “forever faithful.” With those two simple words Nashton spoke for the millions of Americans who have sacrificed body and limb and their lives for their country — those who have remained faithful.

J. Dobson & Gary Bauer, Children at Risk, Word, 1990, pp. 187-188

thank God

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, help me to remain faithful to You today. Jesus, speak to me and give me grace to obey, Amen’