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Stimulated to Love Others – and Mary’s Response to TRUMP FBI Raid

TODAY'S READING IS FROM DAY #13 of Milton Vincent's A Gospel Primer for Christians - Learning to See the Glories of God's Love 

When my mind is fixed on the Gospel, I have ample stimulation willing to show love to others when I am freshly mindful of the love that God has shown me. Also, the Gospel gives me the wherewithal to give forgiving grace to those who have wronged me. for it reminds me daily of the forgiving grace that God is showing me.

Doing good and showing love to those who have wronged me is always the opposite of what my sinful flesh wants me to do. Nonetheless, when I remind myself of my sins against God and of His forgiving and generous grace toward me, I give the gospel an opportunity to reshape my perspective and to put me in a frame of mind wherein I actually desire to give this same grace to those who have wronged me.


MARY’S RESPONSE:

These are the times when it’s difficult to forgive … Lord God please help my heart:

This week, the FBI raided the Florida home of former President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago. They based their raid on the purported rationale that they suspected Trump of having mishandled classified information, taking home materials meant for the National Archives.

This is truly a travesty of justice compared to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server which was first uncovered in 2012 during a House committee investigating the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi.

My only response to this can be that regardless of your affinity for or against Trump, one must recognize the severity of the FBI raid. In my humble opinion, this does nothing more than to cement my support for Trump/DeSantis 2024 simply because I am sick and tired of the abuse of power in Washington. It is high time that Americans see a wave of firings in DC and I pray it begins in 2024.

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To Him be the Glory - and Mary's Response

This world will tell you that you are unworthy. That you are lacking the family heritage or the qualifications to allow your spirit to flourish. This is not so with our Lord Jesus Christ! What the world devalues, our Lord values exponentially. And why? Indeed to display HIS glory in all things, and to bestow mercy and grace where HE alone chooses to do so.

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Christians, Can We Stop Romanticizing Marriage & Scriptures Already?

Don’t get me wrong, I believe healthy marriages are the foundation to any flourishing society and I’m in no way minimizing or chastising marriage or the need for children and families. I’m simply advocating for realism in our Christian literature and daily devotionals targeted towards women – especially as it relates to the relationship between Christ as the bridegroom and the church as the bride. It's like the Easter Bunny to Christ’s Resurrection or Santa Clause to the Birth of Christ - and it's the exact reason I prefer Oswald Chambers over others like Max Lucado.