You are God Alone

So I had my little rant earlier this week in the disappointment of the election.  I had to get it out.  I know God is in charge, He is sovereign, He is King.  I take great comfort in that.  It makes the whole mess of the world much easier to take.  🙂

Phillips Craig and Dean put it perfectly in their song “You Are God Alone”

As of late I think that the citizens of the USA are like the Israelites wandering around the desert.  Even though God is providing for them daily, they cannot seem to put their faith in Him fully and are quick to run for other answers.  I believe that this election is going to teach 2 different sides of the country 2 different things.  1…those who refuse to believe in Him and see Him in their lives and ignore His ways will quickly or eventually come to realize how much they are wasting without Him.  2…those who love the Lord their God with all their hearts and souls and mind will lay all their trust on Him in the times to come and not rely on the government (some rely on government the same way the people of Israel relied on Moses.  God is our only hope…our only answer…our only strength.

I am going to still talk about issues of the election because I still think they are important…crucial even.  If we can continue to pray for our leaders it is still possible to see some kind of change.  I pray that our leaders hearts may break for the Lord, that they may be convicted and that they may use their voice for good.

In terms of war….I want to be defended.  I know the sacrifice these men and women make and I am indebted to them.  They want our country defended, too, that is why they (mostly) do what they do.

In terms of the poor…I heartily agree that we need to help anyone who is without money or food or love…but I do NOT agree that we need to give handouts to those who use them for things that don’t help them get ahead in life.  I see so many people work SO hard to support themselves and their family.  Sadly, I also see a lot of people that wait for the free money and waste it on frivolous or illegal items.

In terms of abortion…I hate it.  I believe fully that it is murder.  Even taking that MAJOR point aside…if you don’t want me to tell you not to have sex, then do not even try to tell me you want my tax dollars to go toward your abortion.

In terms of children…I want my children to love all people despite their beliefs.  I want my children to stand up for their own beliefs.  I do not want my children to bully or be bullied for believing what they believe.  I think that is soon to go away.  They are already expected to be tolerant while there is no expectation of others to be tolerant of them.

That is shorter and sweeter than my rant.

Keep praying…keep hoping…keep believing that God is God Alone.

Selfishness

I am angry.  I don’t often get angry, but I am angry.

I am disappointed.

And I am a bit disgusted to tell you the truth.

The mindset of the majority of people is “look out for number one,”  “all about me,”  “I can do it because I want to and who cares who I hurt along the way,” “it feels right right now, lets not worry how it will feel in a day/week/month/year”

I know that God is sovereign and reigns over all, no matter what the government decides, but as I have said previously, I am sickened by what my children will be “taught” is acceptable behavior, what their friends will try to convince them is good when it is evil, and that they will be persecuted for believing in Our Savior.

After Tuesday I didn’t mourn, because I know God is in charge, but I did get angry.  Part of me was even ashamed to be a woman, because I think many women were fooled by smooth words during the campaigning.  I was not fooled, I did the research, separated the lies from the truth as best as anyone.  Not everyone did…male or female.  Some didn’t want to be bothered.  Some like being selfish and setting our future up for failure because they won’t be here to see it.  Some are just clueless.  Some did research and still voted the opposite of what I did, but at least they knew what they were voting for.

Too many people are saying “I want,” which are the very words my children are scolded for saying.  We “wanted” ourselves into a multi-trillion dollar debt.  Why is no one concerned about this?  We “wanted” ourselves into killing millions of unborn children and having others take care of the medical bill.  We “wanted” ourselves into losing the traditional family as a standard.  I use the term we loosely, because I don’t want any of that.

Even if you don’t believe the words of the Bible, lets look at these issues without using the Bible.  How is debt good for anyone?  The majority of abortions are not for medical reasons or rape, so why should my tax dollars go toward killing your baby?  The statistics are extremely clear that children do better with 2 parents in the household…and they do better with a female and a male role model (aka: mom and dad).  This is not always possible, sometimes parents leave or pass away, but in the instances where it is possible, shouldn’t we do our best for our children?  We should not be killing them or showing them by example that sleeping around is okay or leaving them in debt or making them feel persecuted for standing up for their beliefs.

I know I offended people in this post.  I am sorry if you feel bad, but I am not sorry for speaking up.  We cannot be sorry that people are offended because we believe the Word of God.  I would rather you be offended today and maybe look into what I am saying and maybe escape hell, then live for eternity in hell.  Being offended is much better than going to hell.  You can think I am a horrible person, and you know what?  I am.   I am a sinner just like everyone else in the world.  But, I love people.  I love you no matter what choices you make, because I am no better than you.  I will be your friend, because why wouldn’t I be?  Can you be mine?  If I don’t agree with you, can you really be my friend?  I can love you if you are gay, or if you have had an abortion, or if you voted for Obama…can you say the same thing back to me?  Or is it only okay for non-Christians to stand up for what they believe?

I have some friends right now who are making HORRIBLE choices in their lives…this would be agreed upon in the eyes of Christians and non-Christians alike.  Did you note that I said I “have friends”…even with these choices, I am not abandoning my friends.  Christians are able to be angry at the sin and still love the sinner.

Our country is divided right now.  It is obvious by the election.  It is obvious by the aftermath of the election.  Our pastor is awesome and not afraid to speak the truth and his words this weekend were right on.  The future doesn’t look bright.  I pray that we may not give up the fight.  We still have to make our government know what “we the people” stand for.  And above everything else we have to trust in Our Lord and Savior, because He will lead us Home.