Father, I pray that whoever is reading this
Your divine power and love be in their
Minds, hearts, and souls in Jesus’ Name.
According to the Gun Violence Archive 2022 (which has provided evidence-based research since 2013). The total number of gun violence deaths:
- Homicides: 23,133
- DGU: 10,527
- Suicides: 12,606
More than forty-three million guns are estimated to have been purchased in 2020-2021.
During that period according to a Washington Post analysis of federal
data on gun background checks. Massive reports have been recorded and
ongoing. There are communities that were once considered a safe haven, but now have a questionable reputation.
The world is changing rapidly, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about what this means or how we should respond. In a time such as this, it’s important to remember that God is still in control and has a plan for us all. As Christians, we can rest assured that no matter what happens in the world around us, God will see us through it all and guide us safely to our heavenly home where He has prepared for us an eternal reward!
I’ve been thinking a lot about the proverb “one never knows does one” lately. It’s something that I often say to myself when making decisions and it can be applied to so many different scenarios in life, from choosing what to eat for dinner on a Sunday evening, to taking an opportunity at work.
1 Peter 5:8-11 -New International Version-(8) Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (9) Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of suffering. (10) And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast. (11) To him be the power forever and ever. Amen.
The Bible is filled with advice on how to live our lives well but sometimes it can be hard to apply these lessons to our own lives because we don’t know what challenges we will face tomorrow! We cannot know what will happen in life but we can be prepared for anything by being alert and having a sober mind so we can stay focused on what really matters in life: staying true to ourselves by resisting temptation when others may try to tempt us away from our faith (James 1:12). The Bible says that no matter what happens during this life there will always be hope through Jesus Christ because He gave His life so that we could live again one day instead of just ending at death like animals!
James 4:7 -New King James Version-(7) “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
The above verse is a great reminder that we are not alone in this world and that there is someone who cares about us and wants what’s best for us. It also reminds us that we should resist the devil at all costs, because if he gets a hold of you then it’s not just your life on earth that will be affected…it’ll affect your eternity as well!
This subject matter has abruptly taken me on a tail-spin, but only God kept me!
As I type these words I am reminded of an event that occurred as I was on the prayer line with my Home Base Church Family. We came together that day to lift up the daily requests of others needing prayers. While leading the prayers, I was inspired to pray for all surgeons worldwide.
Although this is not a prayer I would normally do, I obeyed our Father who art in heaven, without any question. Whatever my God Says I will do! Soon after I received a message that a dear one of mine was hospitalized after being attacked by three gunshots. I remembered fighting this battle on my knees, I contacted my prayer Warriors who
were in agreement we will slay and win in Jesus’ Name! Now, I see why the holy spirit led me to pray for Surgeons worldwide.
It’s a shame, but we live in an era where things can change so quickly. One day, we have peace, and the next, war. One day the economy is booming and the next it’s crashing down around us. Gun violence has taken away many lives and shattered the lives of their loved ones. We should continue to pray without ceasing! Pray for all and leave no one left behind. In God we trust.
Remember Satan is a liar !!