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I woke up earlier than usual on a recent morning. Pouring some coffee into my mug, I sat down to see what was going on in the world since I had headed to sleep.

Not much had changed, in fact, much was still the same.

Various news stories left yet unanswered questions, uncertainties for the days ahead, and numerous debates.

Opening my reading schedule, I turned to the Scripture reading:

“Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia””in order to fulfill the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah – the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he sent a proclamation throughout his kingdom, and also put it in writing.”
(2 Chronicles 36:22, NASB)

There it was, plain and simple … “the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia.”

God can stir the hearts of leaders – government, schools, towns, cities, churches, and families.

“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Proverbs 21:1, NASB)

He can turn the heart of a leader wherever and however He wishes.

May we be faithful to pray for hearts of leaders to be turned and stirred by the Lord.
Therein lies our hope!

In her post, The “How” of It, Pam Ecrement reminds us that Christ is calling us through His Word, to live how He has shown us to live. May we read His Word and then, live it out. You can read her post HERE.


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