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Prayer at Lunchtime for the United States

Our Ability to Soar

Matthew 6:33 “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Exodus 20:8-9 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work”

Matthew 22:36-38 “Master, which is the great commandment in the law?  Jesus said unto him, THOU SHALT LOVE THE LORD THY GOD WITH ALL THY HEART, AND WITH ALL THY SOUL, AND WITH ALL THY MIND.  This is the first and great commandment.”

The Wright Brothers broke barriers and made world history on December 17th, 1903 when they succeeded in achieving the first ever heavier-than-air powered flight.  In reality, they probably would have broken this barrier four days earlier when the weather conditions were ideal except for one important characteristic of that day – December 13th, 1903 was a Sunday. As committed Christians and the sons of a preacher, they refused to work on the Sabbath.

In the years leading up to this milestone as they were toiling to overcome the limitations of the day, they always took Sundays off from their labors.  In the years following this milestone as they were demonstrating their capabilities to the world on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, they were only willing to fly Monday through Saturday.  They labored six days a week and kept the Sabbath holy.  In doing so, they demonstrated an important priority in their lives – that they sought God first.

God’s priorities haven’t changed for American Christians today.  He commands that we are to seek Him first.  We are to love Him with all of our heart, all of our soul, and all of our mind.  The best we can, we should limit our labor to six days a week so we can fully honor Him on the Sabbath.  It is the least that He deserves.

PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD PROPERLY SEEK GOD FIRST IN ALL AREAS OF OUR LIVES.  The ability of the Wright Brothers to soar is directly related to their proper prioritization of God first in their lives. As a result, all these things were added unto them.

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    "and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?"

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