So neutral yet deeply influencing. Not in a haste yet not resting. One of the beautiful things about time is its ability to reveal certain behind-the-scenes and cause us to appreciate or bemoan what in them were done
Several times in life, we are keen to revive past things - industries, soured relationships, dilapidated buildings, old traditions and observances, childhood experiences and the rest. While this is lovely and can be so much fun in some way, other times we are left with regrets as we become disappointed with the latter result of what we attempted to revive.
A physician that smokes while promoting abstinence from cigarette smoking and tobacco use. A Christian that counsels others to always fast and pray while he's busy eating six-round meals per day and sleeping 8 hours per night. A marriage counsellor that advises others to visit a therapist often, although she has unsettled marital issues at home and never visits one. A politician who legislates on important anti-COVID health measures but often violates the same rules he made because 'well, he's above the law.' A teacher that hasn't read a new book in 5 years but every day shouts to his students to study.
if the economy of the land fails, the economy of believers will be affected. If there isn’t peace in the land, we won’t have peace. If there’s a health emergency and the government releases decrees/orders, as a church we are affected as well. So, it’s good to pray for Goshen’s protection, but it’s better to pray for the land, that the hand of the Lord be stayed from the evil He has determined to unleash.