Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Here's a list of a few things I think we should all be thankful for, even if we don't agree on everything:
1. The Lord our God for his wonderful creation and plan.
2. Our Savior and King, Jesus Christ, for his perfect example, selfless sacrifice, and unconditional love.
3. Our families who will always be there for us.
4. Our friends who are always honest with us, even if they think honesty will hurt us.
This is just the basics, nothing fancy or too deep in thought...I'm sure we all have so much more to add to this list.
Having a big mouth and not being able to back it up. Oh and also being so hypocritical that they can criticize others when they have the same problem if not problems that are far worse (not removing the plank from their eye before trying to remove the splinter from someone else's eye).
How much longer are we, as Christians, going to have to put up with complacency in a small percentage of Christians, which is growing like a virus, before we decide to do something about it?
There was a time among Christians when it wouldn't have been tolerated at all. Now, as long as it is only a small percentage of Christians than it is treated like it is just fine and there isn't a problem.
I know that all of us know of stories of Christians, if not know them ourselves, who have been found out to be doing things that are completely against the faith. When these things are talked about, it tends to get talked about as just another common occurrence. These are serious things that are not being taken seriously anymore.
A person with an addiction of some sort must first admit to it before it can be treated. As Christians as a whole, we must do the same. We must admit that there is a problem before we can begin to solve it. Once we admit there is a problem we have to deal with it directly and bluntly, not round about in a meek sort of way. Why? Because this will not just effect us but it will effect generations to come and will only become worse over time. I would hate to see what things would look like in 20 years if this problem is not dealt with now.
The best part of dealing with this problems is that all of us have short comings in some way, and we can come together dealing with this problem and then we will have the kind of help we need to deal with our own short comings to only become stronger individuals, which will make us all stronger in the end.
Have you ever had one of those days where it just seems that nothing can go right? Or one of those days where something bad happens and just when you think it can't get any worse, then it does?
Recent experience has shown me exactly what this is like and it's not pretty. I mean, to have everything go wrong and at the end of the day and nothing to show for it except being emotionally and mentally drained. Is this really how life is supposed to go? I know God lets things happen for a reason, but how are you supposed to see through things that are that bad and see something good that follows God's purpose?
I guess you can say I'm just a distraught Christian right now trying to find answers and not sure where to look.
Is it just me or does it look like things in this great free country are going all downhill?!?! I mean, yeah, we still have the freedoms that we had from birth, but it just seems that those the people have put in power today want only what they want and do not care one iota what the people want.
Take the latest issue of the Senate trying to get a cloture vote on immigration reform (I don't care what they call it, it is what it is). A lot of senators listened to the people and did not allow the vote to pass. Then those that voted yea got up, knowing those that voted in opposition were listening to the people, turned on the people telling us that we don't know what is good for us. This is not the way politics is supposed to work. The political system is failing and with it our country is coming down with it. It is up to people who want to see these freedoms and this country continue to prosper to get involved.
I have heard too many Christians say time and again that it is not our place to get involved in politics. So we're just supposed to sit by and let others take charge and run the politics of this country? I don't think so. Christians need to start getting involved, and I don't mean just voting. We need people to stand up and start speaking. I for one and not going to stand around and watch all this happen without trying to do something.
If we don't start taking a more active role in the political system of this country, we are going to see things take a turn for the worse in such a bad way that it will be nearly impossible to reverse things. It is now that people need to act. I know I am and I implore others who have the voice to stand up and say something to start learning about what's going on and start speaking up.