Until We Return To The Lord, We Will Weep!

Until We Return To The Lord, We Will Weep!

“I myself said, “ ‘How gladly would I treat you like my children and give you a pleasant land, the most beautiful inheritance of any nation.’ I thought you would call me ‘Father’ and not turn away from following me. But like a woman unfaithful to her husband, so you, Israel, have been unfaithful to me,” declares The Lord. A cry is heard on the barren heights, the weeping and pleading of the people of Israel, because they have perverted their ways and have forgotten the LORD their God. “Return, faithless people; I will cure you of backsliding.” “Yes, we will come to you, for you are the LORD our God. Jeremiah 3:19-22 NIV

In the wake of sadness because of the hatred and violence across the land, we must realize that nothing is a surprise to God. Since the days of the prophets (the true prophets), we have been warned that if we willingly forsake God’s ways, our crying would be heard from every corner. And here we are–crying–foul, injustice, hatred, bigotry–and souls are lost because we have turned from God.

Not all of us are guilty of perpetuating violence and hatred, but there are so many who are that the most the rest of us can do is to pray–appealing to God’s merciful nature--while submitting to His Ways and interceding for all who turned from Him.

I don’t know of any one person who would celebrate the lives lost–through gun violence–and yet–our legislators would rather spend time and money on a witch hunt–simply to hinder a person from being elected. It would appear to me–and I’m not serving in Washington–that it would take far less time to legislate sensible gun-control, provide the financial assistance for law enforcement agencies to train personnel not to overreact in situations than it has taken investigating Hillary Clinton. And they think–all the pointless time and money spent–tax payer money–is money well spent! How sad for our country–we have elected leaders who are spending more time and money promoting their agenda than in serving the needs of the people.

Personally, I think every person who has been sitting on their thumbs, refusing to work for the people–should be removed from office and they certainly should not be paid. If anyone else–hired to do a job refused to do it–they would be fired, so it’s time to fire the obstructionists legislators and hire those who will work for the people–not a party.

Until we get things right with God–in our own lives, in our communities and exercise common sense (exercising Godly Wisdom) when electing officials who make decisions, we will continue to hear the cries of those weeping, and we will continue to see the violence because without God guiding us–love is swept aside, so hate reigns.

There are some who think we’ll be brought to our knees if Hillary wins the election and there are some who know we’ll be brought to fall on our faces, prostrate–seeking God’s grace and mercy if Trump wins. We have seen in the past how fearmongering results in foolishness with a president who started a war–over misinformation–and the number of lives lost because of it and the trillions of debt incurred behind it. I knew then, if Bush won the second term, we’d be praying–like never before.  I wasn’t wrong, then and I’m not wrong now. We need a leader who cares about the people–all of us–regardless of our skin color, religious affiliations, ethnicity or gender–every human being in America and knows how to love–unconditionally.

Lord, forgive us and give us a heart of flesh, filled with a desire to please You and not people so love will overflow, drowning the hate and bigotry. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen!

Snoozing and Losing!

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest—and poverty will come on you like a thief and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:10,11 NIV

What happens when we sleep through life without paying attention? We lose big time!

Of course, the sleep I’m referencing is figurative–not literal. Although there are some people who literally sleep through life. The others–tend to close their eyes, not willing to see what’s happening right in front of them. And these are the people who go through life, wondering what happened and why life didn’t treat them better.

Who’s sleeping? Apparently, all those frustrated, bitter people over what life has handed them or at least what they think is the fault of life–are asleep–walking with blinders covering their eyes and it is evident in the way a buffoon is racking up delegates in the GOP race. No rationally, sane person could ever believe a non-stop, talking detonator could ever believe that Trump is a any kind of Christian and what’s worse–is that he supposedly has the support of some evangelicals. They must be sleeping.

But they’re not the only people asleep as they walk. Parents in Detroit should be outraged at what is happening to their children’s opportunity for a quality education. Governor Snyder has no love for them or the impoverished in any city–he’s the businessman who had a plan (and shipped jobs to China) and then arbitrarily ignored the signs of what an emergency manager was doing–siphoning money from an already cash-strapped school district. But it appears that’s what emergency managers do–take–from the people who need it the most and become the sacrificial lambs for greed. The teachers in the Detroit Public School deserve better than having their salaries sliced thinner than Swiss cheese and pastrami, paying more for healthcare than anyone with their jobs should ever have to pay, and being forced to adhere to an educational strategy that many have said won’t work; especially when kids are tested beyond endurance. After all that–they are subjected to punitive evaluations that are not designed to assess what they do and do well, but what they don’t do–adhere to the cookie cutter standard in presenting information to students.

It’s time for people to WAKE UP! Prop open eyes and see what’s going on around them. They need to stop listening the political rhetoric deliberately formulated and executed by the media to make Trump sound like he has any potential to win the presidency. Of course, if people (those who claim they know and love God) don’t vote according to the directions of The Word–we may have the most laughable and comedic buffoon living in the White House. Trump has already earned the disrespect of many other nations’ leaders and it is justice since he has no respect for anyone–including himself to continue to delude himself into thinking he’d make a great president. Of course, the slogan–take America Back resonates with all those bigots who have resented having a black man in the White House. We don’t need anyone to take America Back–America hasn’t gone anywhere and anyone with half a brain–understands exactly what he and others mean when they use this phrase.

Back to the parents in Detroit–most of the sleep induced fog is evidence of a lack of education for themselves. They do not understand the importance of an education and unfortunately, their drug of choice–whatever it may–keeps them in a deep sleep–unable to see through the fog of their addictions to understand their children are in danger are following in their footsteps–uneducated, and addicted to poverty.

If this blog post sounds extremely rigid and harsh–good–I’ve made my point. It’s time for people to get off their hind parts, put some cleansing drops in their eyes, and find their way to the polls–after praying and seeking direction from God. And if they don’t believe in God–they need to read the information that is so easily accessible about every candidate–if they can read. If they can’t read, there are a number of apps out there that will read the information to them. But they must do something and do it now!

Wake up America–and see with clear, unobstructed vision–the direction we’re taking with allowing Trump to think he can be president. Wake up Detroit Parents–before it’s too late and your children suffer the fate of third world countries–held in captivity to poverty because their parents refused to take action in the situation when they had a chance. Stand up and protest–understand that your children’s future is at stake and if they are held back–chained to the mistakes of your past–their lives will be worse than those of their parents.