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September 18, 2016

Superintending Providence

Affirming the Lord’s governing intervention, Benjamin Franklin said, “All of us who were engaged in the struggle must have observed frequent instances of superintending providence in our favor.” That same “superintending providence” is available today. In spite of our many flaws and numerous failures, God’s hand has been, and remains, on America. From the first man Adam, to the apostle Paul, history has proven that God uses imperfect people. The same is certainly true of nations. Though America is scarred and flawed, we still possess a divine purpose. Rest assured, the Sovereign, who bestowed purpose on America, knows how to resurrect it.

“Then you and your children will return to the Lord your God, and you will obey him with your whole being in everything I am commanding you today. Then the Lord your God will give you back your freedom.” (Deuteronomy 30:2-3a; NCV)

Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:

  1. Get on your knees today and thank God for His “superintending providence.” He is watching over us and over America to will and to do His good pleasure according to Philippians 2:13.

  2. Thank the Lord that He uses imperfect people and imperfect nations in His ultimate plan.

  3. Our place as Believers is to seek Him for how to intercede and how to “see” His sovereign plan unfolding. So, ask Him for instructions and pray whatever He says and do whatever He says, then watch and see what happens.

A prayer you can pray:

Lord, we know that Your plan will unfold at the exact right time in the exact right way. We thank You that You involve us in those plans. We thank you that You watch over us and over the nation for Your perfect purpose. We may have been weighed in the balance and found wanting, but that doesn’t stop You from whispering Your directions to us for intercession and action. Move upon us in Your superintending providence, Jesus! Amen.

Today’s decree:

God will surprise us in this nation with His superintending providence! He is not finished with us yet!