There are many ‘christians’ in the world but how many are CHRISTIANS? In all the mud slinging coming from the media and the left, how many people realize that as Christians we have a God-given obligation to pray . . . especially for those people who have been duly elected to guide and help our country.
Those of us who did and will continue to support President Trump probably have a story or two about friends and family who have slighted you or turned entirely away from you because you can’t see anything wrong in following the current battle cry, MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
As Christians, we do have a God-given obligation to pray for both the people we like and those we aren’t quite so happy about. Yet, I’ve heard people denigrate our current president and got a very strong impression that any prayers they might be inclined to pray would not include any intercession for President Trump? And, why not? He might not have been your first choice in 2016 but he is the President and he literally could be standing between the people of our country and the eventual downfall of our country. God listens to sincere prayer but He also ‘helps him who helps himself’ and denying prayer for the leader of our country doesn’t seem to be a productive choice in life.
I’ve had relatives stop talking to us because they KNEW we’d vote the more pro-life of the candidates in 2016. Even a few ‘catholic’ friends stopped talking to us. Seems to me that this sort of reaction is superficial and unbecoming to people who were raised better. They have forgotten that God’s Will and prayer goes a long way to making situations in life work for the best. Sadly, however, they have the ‘all ways, are my ways’ mentality which doesn’t help towards cultivating a prayer life to work with God’s ultimate plan for the world about which we know nothing because God is still in charge. Hey, pray for the best without telling God how to do it and see what happens and then recognize the good in life when it is given to you.
“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of heaven; we have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity; we have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God. We have forgotten the gracious hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us; and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own. Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us. it behooves us, then, to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.” (Credited to Abraham Lincoln, 1863!)
Midterms are coming up and a faction of our country would like to see the President go down in flames. No, they have no other reason than they didn’t get their way at the 2016 election and when crying and lying didn’t change the story have spent the last couple of years planning his ruin based on lies and misreported information.
The scary part of all this as that many people think our Democratic system of government is not a workable way to life. They want government control which means for many, a nanny state where the ones that actually have a work ethic end up paying for a slackers needs by way of taxes. Not all being of the inquisitive mind set, they call it government support not realizing the more they depend on the government, the less people working, and the less people working, the less for everyone.
The college graduates of today have come forth from the ‘institutions of learning’ without much actual, practical learning in mind. Just the other day, there was an article about college students who couldn’t send out their mail-in ballots because they didn’t know where to get stamps. And these are the people who will fly our planes, teach future children, and rule the country? They are being groomed for Socialism and even some of the brightest (comparatively speaking) find this form of government appealing. Everything will be free and everyone will be happy. History, however, doesn’t reflect that happy bucket of rainbows. The few that would be in charge will not care about the masses that want to depend on them.
Such governments take away identity, freedom of choice, free enterprise, and lives. If we don’t get a ‘red tsunami’ in November 2018, we will be drowned by a ‘blue wave’.