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    March 3, 2017

    I think back to the early months of our ministry at the capitol over 12 years ago. I remember how excited I was when I had the opportunity to meet the governor, senate president, or other state leaders. I would go home and tell my family, “I got to meet with the governor today!” It was a big deal. As time has gone by, I have had the opportunity to spend time with such leaders quite often. It does not seem as big a deal. I do not get as excited about it as I used to. It is now “O, there goes the governor”.

    I wonder if that is not the way it is with our attitude towards God. We become so familiar with Him as we read His Word and hear many messages about Him that we tend to lose our excitement and our vision of the reality of His glory and His grace.

    Isaiah certainly knew much about God. He was a godly man who sought to follow God and knew much about His Word. Yet we read in Isaiah 6 how God gave him a special revelation and a glimpse of His true majesty and glory. We see Isaiah had a renewed sense of who God really is.

    Our studies at the West Virginia capitol this week focused on this truth as we considered “God is Still on the Throne”. Certainly Isaiah knew “The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all” (Psalm 103:19).  However, when he saw the vision of “…The Lord, sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted”, he experienced the reality of that truth in his heart!

    “God is still on the Throne”. Let us ask God to make this more than a Christian cliché and show us the reality of this truth in our lives, in our state, and in our nation.

    We are now meeting for our Bible studies three times each Thursday during the session to try to allow as many as possible to join us during these hectic days. Please pray for us as we meet and as our studies are distributed throughout the capitol that our ministry might help our leaders, lobbyists, and staff who serve at the statehouse pause and get a glimpse of the glory and grace of God.

    Tim Pauley

    Capitol Commission West Virginia