“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose…
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away…”
Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6 KJV
In the last several days, we’ve had so many things changing that we’re having to pray hard to keep up. Certainly President Donald John Trump is moving forward with the agenda, as he is keeping his promises to make America great again. With the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh and approaching departure of U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, we can expect more transformation.
Justice Kavanaugh and his beloved family have survived a trial by fire, and he is entering into a heightened season of public service. Ambassador Haley is seeking a well-deserved break from service to humanity to attend to her family for a season. Who can blame her? Well done, Madame.
We’re living in a time that when we wake up we can either ask and say: “What is happening today? Let me turn on the news.” or we can ask and say, “What’s going to happen today? Let me tune in to God.” Your outcome will be guided by your perspective. Theo McNair, my pastor at Believers Bible Christian Church, often teaches that we should ask God to bless our perspective.
I’m saying all this to point out that as the world is moving on around us, we should be asking ourselves, “What are we going to do in the process?”
Please check out these two audio clips (Audio One and Audio Two) of some reflections; and be encouraged as you move forward. Begin to look at your day with a new perspective. There’s a song, “Open the Eyes of My Heart, Lord, I Want to See You.” Pray with open hearts, eyes and arms.
The world is out there and we step into it all the time. What are we going to do with and about the events around us? Are we going to make the world a better place or are we just going to see problems and have problems? God uses people to make history. God uses people to accomplish divine purposes. Let’s join together, pray, and actually become part of the solution.
Dr. Alveda C. King serves as a Pastoral Associate and Director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.