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Monday, June 20, 2016

Thank You Father God

"Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have made your glory higher than the heavens."  Psalm 8:1 (NIV)

Yesterday was Fathers Day. I wonder how many of us remembered to thank the father of us all, the Lord God. Some may say, "But this whole world is out of control, with killings and God-less living. God has done nothing to stop it."

If we, you and I, don't stop the sinfulness of His people, by acknowledge God's grace and give Him thanks, then we are part of what makes the Lord weep. When I go on the social media of today, I see post after post from those who soil the name of the Lord rather than lift Him up.

It has become politically incorrect to speak of the Most High in loving and respectful tones. In my Length of Days trilogy, which takes place in 2112-2114, the name of Jesus is banned, Christmas is turned into Gift Giving Season, music of all kinds is forbidden because music stirs emotions in the people, and freedom is lost to a ruling class who believe freedom is too dangerous for normal citizens to embrace. And, it all begins when they forbid the name of Jesus and His father, God, to be spoken. For this day, I lift up praise and thanksgiving to our Lord God for His grace and love and to His son Jesus, for His sacrifice that saved a soul like even me. Let us pray:

"Father, God of all that lives, holy, holy, holy is your name. May your kingdom of love come into my life and the lives of those around me, that we may behold your glory and majesty, just as the angels in Heaven now enjoy. For today, I bow low before your throne and worship you, lifting up your name in praise and love. Forgive me when I do not acknowledge you and speak your name freely in the corner of the world in which I live. I love you Lord and I lift up your name this very day. I ask for your strength and awareness, in the name of your son Jesus, my savior and redeemer I pray. Amen"
"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2016 Doris Gaines Rapp
Length of Days trilogy, by Doris Gaines Rapp: All three are available in paperback and eBook at and Barnes&, as well at
Length of Days – The Age of Silence   (© 2014)
Length of Days – Beyond the Valley of the Keepers  (© 2015)
Length of Days – Search for Freedom  (© 2016)