LIVES IN ME.
Well, my sweet blogger friends, I have to admit... I'm a little scared about election day. I keep telling myself over and over that "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." - 2Timothy 1:7. But I can't help but be a little anxious about what our world as we know it will soon become.
In 13 days, I have a gut feeling that our country is going to make a huge mistake. And one word sums up why I believe we are going to make this mistake; UNGRATEFUL. You see, God created us as such amazing creatures. He gave us the gift of memory, intelligence, and so much more that can fit into something so intricate called our brain. He gave us the ability to learn. Yet, we don't want Him anywhere around our schools. We don't want His name in our curriculum. He gave us a gift, and we want Him to go away. We are UNGRATEFUL. He gave us the gift of life. That we could create a living, breathing human being and that it could grow inside of us until it is born. It is a beautiful thing. What a git he gave us! But we continue to tell ourselves that until that creation has become something that can make its own choice, that someone else has the right to make the choice to kill it. We have been given a gift. Yet, we are so UNGRATEFUL. In fact, our view of precious life is so distorted that when a man shakes his newborn baby to death we call him a monster, but when a man says that he is for a partially born child being stabbed in the head and the brains sucked out, we call him a hero. We want to elect him as our president. So many people want to compare casualties in war with abortion. But how can we ?? Those men and women who serve make a choice to do so with the knowledge that they might someday die. Those little children don't get the choice. He holds our lives in His very hands, and yet we want to erase him from all things.
All I can hope is that I am prepared for the chaos that we are about to enter into. All I can hope is that when someone tells me I will go to jail for my faith, I will continue to stand up for Christ. And when someone tells me that I will die for my faith, ... well... for me to Live is Christ and to die is gain. All I can do is pray for our country. And pray that I will have the courage to stay faithful to the end. For all that He has done for me, I am GRATEFUL.
Most Precious Heavenly Father,
Be near to me in times of worry and doubt. Help me to remember that You will conquer and have conquered all things. Please help keep me strong and courageous in times of persecution. I want to take up my armor and my sword and follow Your son. I will give my very life for all that you have done for us. Please be with the hearts of our country and remind them of how grateful they should be. God, I don't even know if I should be involved in politics as a Christian, but so badly my heart cries out for your Will on Earth. If I am wrong in the way I have approached this, please humble me and break me so that You alone are raised up. But most of all, Father, remind me that this too shall pass and until it does, ...it is well with my soul. You are more beautiful than all things. Only Your love satisfies. No matter what leader we choose to lead our country, I will always follow You. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.