Friday, January 30, 2009

Praying for Obama

All right, I know I may take some grief for this post, but when God speaks-I TRY to listen. I have been sooooo bad about griping about our new president and all of his so called plans, and also his non-ethical beliefs. But, I have realized today, that he is our President, and we need to be praying for him, daily! God allowed him to be placed in this position, nothing happens by accident. We as the Christian people of our country need to ban together and PRAY! God tells us to pray without ceasing, and in today's economic situation prayer seems to be needed now more than ever!

Do I like his ideas? Not so much. Did I vote for him? No. I couldn't vote for someone that has beliefs that go against God and The Bible. But, God does not tell us to only pray for Christians, and those who believe in Him, but for all. Could he possibly become a changed man during his term in office? ABSOLUTELY! Has God changed people instantly in the past? Yes! Look at Saul. A murderer of people who followed Jesus, reborn to follow Christ! Take a look at your local church, many people have a past not pleasing to God...drug dealers, gamblers, adulterers, exotic dancers, many more. All who have now been forgiven. All who have now accepted Jesus Christ as their redeemer! Their past slates wiped clean! They are proof that NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GOD!

So with that said, I believe that not only do we need to be praying for his decisions daily, but we need to be praying that God will change him. That he would become on fire for The Lord! What a great day that would be! Every one can change. And to quote our new prez "A change is coming" Let's hope so! How awesome would that be?

I challenge you all to commit to pray for him and for our country.
God Bless

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Blog Blocked

I guess I been in some sort of blog funk lately, since I haven't posted in 26 days, but I haven't seemed to have much to write about. Although, Jason has blogged alot more than me lately. He normally does about 4 posts a year, he has already posted 4 times in two weeks...times they are a changing. Definitely check out his blog...especially the one about Dalton praying to receive Christ! WOW! And how did I hear about this? In a text message! Yep! I was in Tyler, Tx with absolutely no cell signal (well, unless I stood under this one certain tree, then I had half a bar!) I am so proud of him! Please continue to lift him in your prayers, and us as we try to raise him to show Christ living in him to others!

What was I doing in Tyler you ask? Why a scrapbooking retreat ofcourse! Although I have decided that I am not going to call them retreats anymore! A retreat is where you come back rested and refreshed! I definitely did not come back rested nor refreshed! LOL! But, I did get 44 pages done! Woo-Hoo! Although, my friend Suzie managed to finish some 50 plus pages! WOW-You go girl! And I have to admit that she brought out my competitive side a little on Sat night when I found out she was ahead of me. So much so, that I stayed up another 2 hours on Sat night even though I could barely keep my eyes open! She did let me sleep in on Sunday though (I do think this was her competive side coming out a little-I can't catch up if I am asleep-Right?) :)

Anyway, here is a little that is going on with me...I have no idea! Lately the same Bible teaching keeps coming up over and over. The one in Exodus where Moses has it out with God, and asks Him to show His glory. Others around me are experiencing this too, and they are openly saying "Lord, Show me your glory". Our Pastor, Joel said "when you ask this...BE READY" Yeah, I am not ready. I don't know why, nor do I know what I am afraid of, but I am just not ready for that. Yep, not ready! Jason was ready, and obedient! (More of that on his blog also.) I am thinking "Good for him" But yet, why is it every where I turn it keeps popping up again? Maybe ya'll could pray for me about that?

Thursday, January 1, 2009

And The Battle Continues...

So, here I posted my resolutions/goals, was all excited to start again at being the daughter of Christ I was called to be, and BOOM! Under attack! I think that Jason and I were both at each others throats this morning, and it just progressed from there. And now looking back in hindsight, neither one of us stopped to take it to God first. I am pretty sure that Satan knew this and ran with it! Well, we have prayed together, talked together, and prayed apart, and tomorrow is a new day!

One thing I am going to keep reminding myself, is that just because I fail at my goals one day, doesn't mean that tomorrow I can't try again, and start a new!

Forget Yesterday, Work on Today!