While trying to go to sleep tonight I said to my Husband I feel like writing. I want to write. I have many ideas on what to write but I need to write down the topics and do some research. Well as I was thinking I thought about Incense.
Incense according to Webster’s Dictionary is a material used to produce a fragrant odor when burned
Exodus 30:34 says God spoke to Moses: “Take fragrant spices—gum resin, onycha, galbanum—and add pure frankincense. Mix the spices in equal proportions to make an aromatic incense, the art of a perfumer, salted and pure—holy. Now crush some of it into powder and place some of it before The Testimony in the Tent of Meeting where I will meet with you; it will be for you the holiest of holy places. When you make this incense, you are not to copy the mixture for your own use. It’s holy to God; keep it that way. Whoever copies it for personal use will be excommunicated
As we look at this passage of scripture we see that God is having a conversation with Moses. The Lord is telling Moses how to make the incense with the ingredients listed, but he told Moses not to copy it for personal use. It is Holy to God, keep it that way.
I think about incense in our walk with God. In order for there to be a sweet smelling fragrance we need to have the Proper ingredients in our lives. The Proper ingredients are Daily Bible Reading, Prayer, Sometimes fasting, being around positive people, being accountable to another person.
We need to keep these ingredients because they are Pleasing to God we need to keep it that way.
We need to get rid of all the ungodly ingredients that are in our lives because they are not Holy to God and we need to be a sweet smelling fragrance to the Lord that is Holy to God.
Today’s Prayer: Lord Jesus please help us get rid of everything that is ungodly in our lives. We want to be a sweet smelling fragrance that is Holy and expectable to you.
There are many people who were/are conceived in rape, I am one of them. Just recently I found out that my very life could have ended at Planned Parent before abortion became legal, so the emotions have been all over the place. Last night I watched the recent video in the Planned Parenthood scandal. It was heart-wrenching to watch it. Seeing the baby boy about 20 weeks gestation moving around in what I call the mixing bowl fighting for his life broke my heart. How can anyone do this to the precious lives of pre-born babies that God is creating for a purpose? When are people going to wake up? The recent video has been the hardest for me. Thinking about that baby boy I am in tears because it could have been me. It could have been anyone of us.
In 1966, Mississippi became the first state to legalize abortion in cases of rape/incest. Why the target of the precious life that God created to bring healing and love? Babies conceived in rape are no different than anyone else. It is not the babies fault. I know very well why society likes to send the innocent to the slaughter house. The reason is that the rapist can go and rape again. If the criminal is caught, they only get a slap on the wrist. But the baby dies for the crime.
The value of life is no longer valued in our country. Prayer has been taken out of public schools, abortion is rampant in this country, homosexual marriage is now recognized. We have criminals who get honored, and the lives of our military are cast by the wayside by leaders in our country. The lives of animals have more protection and more valued than the life of the unborn. Our country has forgotten God. Our country is headed for socialism where the government has control of everything that we do, what is wrong is now right, and what is right is now wrong.
It is going to take a great shaking to get this country back on its knees. When the shaking happens, I pray that a worldwide revival and the Holy Ghost falls again on this country. Just like the Azusa Street Revival in 1906.
Sherry Hensley is a Pro-Life Speaker in Maryland-Conceived in Rape, saved from an illegal abortion. Sherry is married to a wonderful man of God. Sherry enjoys inspiring others and sharing her faith.