Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Political Ponderings Take 2

I did a post back in November of 2012 after the presidential election. I remember waking up to feed my sweet Aubrey (who was just one at the time) and realizing that Barack Obama had won the election yet again.  I literally wept. I think I was just so overcome with despair and fear for our nation. I felt like we were walking further and further away from the truth of God's word. I did not feel like what President Obama stood for lined up with Biblical truths or even really just plain good morals. I was fearful of the unknown, not just for myself but mostly my children.

Here we are four years later and we have just completed another election. I will once again say that I do not have much trust or faith in the man we elected, however I am thankful that he does seem to align himself with Godly men and wise counsel.

But here is the kicker...the nugget of truth that I have discovered about our Presidents, both past and future.  It really doesn't matter.  There, I said it.  It really doesn't matter who is in the white house. The only thing that truly matters or makes a difference is Who reigns at our house. Sure government matters.  Sure amendments and regulations matter. But what if every single person could step back and solely focus their efforts and attention on their own house. What if we poured our hearts into our marriages, our own work place, our inner circle of friends and most importantly our children. That my friends, is where we would see huge results. One man or woman will not change our country. One president in power will not alter the moral decay of an entire nation. Congress or the courts will not bring us back to where we need to be. The only way our nation will really see change is if it starts within our homes.

If we are really committed to seeing radical results, which so many are looking for, I firmly believe that we must begin by working diligently in our own families and homes. The change will only come from within our own homes...not from the white house.

So what are we to do?

This is exactly what I wrote 4 years ago.  Not one thing has changed.  We may have a new person in the white house, but the same Ruler and Savior is in control at our house.

I'm going to continue to pray for our president.  Pray that he will have supernatural wisdom and insight for our country. I'm going to pray for him to make decisions that will benefit our country and bring us to a place of prosperity and growth. I'm going to pray that our president will refuse to allow ungodly things to be passed into legislation and that he will instead lead us onto the path of righteousness.

I'm going to continue to work hard to support my own family.  We are going to continue to get out of debt, save for the future and grow our nest egg so that we don't have to rely on our government for support.

I'm going to continue to raise our children up in the church and pray with them daily. I'm going to teach them what the bible says so that they can stand firm in the truth when they are older.

I'm going to continue to love people.  I'm not going to allow prejudices or hatred to build in my heart but instead reach out to those who see things differently.  I'm going to love them with all I have because that's all I can do.

I'm going to keep on loving my country. I believe America is a beautiful place and there is still hope for our nation.  I will not give up on standing for truth...even if those standing with me are few.

And lastly I will remember that this is not my home.  The United States is a wonderful place to reside but ultimately it will pass away and these petty things will be long forgotten. My forever home is in heaven with the only true Leader and Ruler. I must remember that He alone is what life is all about and I will do my best to live for Him each day.

Join with me as we pray for our president, love others passionately, raise strong children, stand on Godly principles and most importantly look forward to Christ's return.