Thursday, November 8, 2012
Quit blaming and move forward in love!
"Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord." -- Psalm 31:24
Another good one for today:
"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction; faithful in prayer." -- Romans 12:12
Ok, dear friends, I became very sad yesterday as I read all the negative Facebook posting and heard all the "O woe is me!" attitudes about our country going to hell. Obama is the anti-Christ, the Devil, like Hitler...the American people are dupes and too stupid to make the right choices...I can be Miss Mary Sunshine all I want and try to help people rely on God's strength and hope in his promises, and spout Bible verses about God being in control...but when people get something in their mind, it is hard to knock it out! Christians are convinced that this country is doomed.
Well, I say stop complaining about this country being doomed and do something about it! LOVE PEOPLE and SHOW them God's love!
A lot of people in this country have been kicked down so many times by the economy, by sickness, by drugs and alcohol, by their lack of education, by bullies...life is HARD! And, many of those kicked down people either don't know God in the first place, or lost faith and have run away from God. When we fall or are beaten down and we don't have faith and hope in God to lift us up, we are most likely going to stay down. They need a kind hand to lift them up...to show them the way back to God and a way to believe in themselves again. They need love.
I am not a huge "Rocky" fan, but I have recently found a clip on Youtube that features a moving speech from Rocky to his 20 year old son about the toughness of life. Watch it for yourself...
The people of this country have been beaten down by a lot of things. We all have taken hits. Let's stop BLAMING each other for how bad it is! Let's start working together...across party lines...across income levels...across belief system lines. Let's treat each other with love instead of hate and disgust. We have to start believing in ourselves again...we have to start relying on God to help us do that. Those of us that know the power of relying on God can share that power with those who don't know or understand God's laws or God's love. Share God's love in practical ways with others who are far from God and don't hold the moral compass that you do. It takes stepping out of your comfort zone and dealing with people who have been beaten down hard by life's circumstances.
Rocky's son had a father who loved him unconditionally and who was willing to teach him about how to take the hits of life and get back up. Each one of us have a Heavenly Father who can do the same for us...if we let him.
Pray about how you can stop with the conspiracy theories...on how you can stop worrying about Obama being the devil and make a difference RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE! If you know the Lord, you can take heart, be patient, be joyful in hope and know that everything is going to be alright because GOD IS IN CONTROL. Let that sink into your mind and your heart and let it comfot you...and then go out and find ways to share that comfort with others who may be far from God.
Our country is not doomed! Let's stop blaming others...stop hating others and move forward by LOVING others!