Trust!

Trust!

I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. For you have upheld my right and my cause, sitting enthroned as the righteous judge. You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked; you have blotted out their name for ever and ever. Endless ruin has overtaken my enemies, you have uprooted their cities; even the memory of them has perished. The LORD reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment.  He rules the world in righteousness and judges the peoples with equity. The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. Sing the praises of the LORD, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done. Psalm 9:1-11 NIV

Trusting in people will ultimately result in a disappointing situation when people have not earned the trust.

We see that on a daily basis–in our personal lives, community and especially in the nation’s capitol. The leadership had done nothing to earn the trust and respect of Americans and still has done nothing to earn the trust and respect of Americans. In fact, there are those who are vastly disappointment with the president who is only concerned with pushing campaign rhetoric and appeasing his base, rather than govern for all America.

Now is not the time to trust a person who thinks bartering healthcare for millions of people for a wall is responsible behavior.

Now is not the time to trust a person who tweets provocation of a crazy man in N. Korea who would love nothing better than to start a nuclear war. The problem of course is once a nuclear war begins, it also signals the end–of all life.

Now is not the time to trust a person who thinks because he has “signed” more Executive Orders than anyone else that it means he has accomplished anything. A caged hamster is constantly moving on their wheel and never getting anywhere.

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We need a leader who understands the art of real negotiation which includes knowing how to compromise–getting the best deal possible for all, not just some!

I’m getting all my ducks in order and trusting God to lead me to the right people so I’ll be ready to make that move when the time is right. America needs change–for everyone–and not just the 2% of the population. We need a leader who truly knows God and has a relationship with Him so His wisdom guides–not human instincts (which don’t exist) and bullying tactics or corruptive practices.

Am I that person? Only time will tell, but I’m ready to give it a try. While I continue in exploratory mode, I pray that all who are interested in real change will let me know what that change looks like to them. I’ve expressed what I would like to do, but that means little if what I would like to see doesn’t align with what others want to see for this country.

Thanks and look for a link for a survey that should be posted in the coming weeks and pray about your response. We deserve better than what we have. name recognition

 

Resist!

Resist!

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 NIV

Today–as many of us prepare to march in demonstration of our frustration about the lack of transparency exhibited by the #WHidiot–we will resist the devil and oppose him on every side until he comes clean about his relationship with Russia by revealing his tax returns. He has something to hide and it’s not about how rich he is. It’s about his connections to Russia on a financial level.

The “muscle-flexing” show he’s putting on for the world playing “chicken” with N. Korea is simply a demonstration of his desire to have center stage. He’s too foolish to even realize the danger he’s creating for everyone– and though he may believe that he’s safe–the end results of a nuclear war will not discriminate from the poor to the White House–obliteration–for all.

If I live through this day and the weeks to come; I will be seeking The Lord for direction as I struggle with a decision to run for president in 2020. After all, if an illiterate imbecile can run and win, I have a good chance at winning as well. The difference between him and me–I have knowledge of civics, the constitution, geography, economics, education, philosophy and a heart of compassion and Holy Spirit directing my steps. Did I leave out anything else as a qualifier? Oh! I have no problem with transparency–background checks, birth certificate checks, college transcripts or tax returns. I think that just about covers it all. Except one more thing–I’d run as an Independent–it’s about Americans, not a political party! I will bring back integrity and honor to the White House! I have no need to lie!

Keep Watching! It’s bound to be fun!

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Falling Nation

Falling Nation

The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with him. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death. The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires. Hopes placed in mortals die with them; all the promise of their power comes to nothing.The righteous person is rescued from trouble, and it falls on the wicked instead. With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, but through knowledge the righteous escape. When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, but the one who has understanding holds their tongue. A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret. For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers. Proverbs 11:1-14 NIV

There are many reasons why nations fall and civilizations cease to exist and most of those reasons are ensconced in those who lead without knowledge or wisdom and are so full of pride, they do not heed the advice of the wise, but choose to hear those who will tell them what they want to hear. And then they wonder why nothing is going right. When enemies see confusion and chaos, they strike and pursue victory because there is no wise counsel and people are subdued by the lack of leadership’s ability to make wise decisions.

It is not wise for anyone in leadership to mislead people about anything because sooner or later–truth will surface and they will be humiliated for all the world to see.

It is not wise for anyone in leadership to not have a relationship with truth and integrity and honor for these attributes will carry them to victory and without them, total desolation.

A wise leader seeks the wisdom of those who know more than they know and will heed their advice so they will appear wise.

A wise leader sets their pride aside and seeks knowledge through various avenues and knows how to rightly analyze all the information received.

A wise leader surrounds themselves with people who are wise, have integrity and honor, and will also do what is right for all.

But when wisdom is absent–things fall apart and in the midst of the chaos and confusion, trust is dismantled and the people began to stray outside the boundaries of safety for they do not understand where the boundaries of safety lie.

When people elect politicians with known racist ideas and then they promote them openly, not much will be accomplished since victory never resides within hate.

If we lived in a world in which there was no diversity, everyone looked the same, spoke the same language, believed the same and lived the same–the end of civilization would be inevitable for if God had wanted clones–He could have created them. Since He has established all of the diversity that exists–for the good of all mankind–we should respect His wisdom since He is wiser than we shall ever be.

When we cannot respect the Wisdom of God in all thingsespecially in accepting and loving all others–we set ourselves up for the failure of a nation and when nations fall, hope is futile.

Considering all we see on a daily basis–the lies about the lies perpetuated by the leadership in Washington and the hatred perpetuated by other members of congress, exactly what can we hope for?

While I can’t speak for others–my hope is in Christ Jesus and when the pillars of hatred and animosity and falsehoods crumble, there will be a remnant who can and will begin the process of rebuilding and refreshing with love and hope of a future with people united in the cause of forward movement, not backward thinking. I hope in a future nation where every ethnic group is respected, where every faith honored and every person treated with equality in all areas. For when love reigns–hate has no chance of surviving and if no love abides–then the nation is doomed to fall.

There is indeed safety in the multitude of counselors who are wise and humble and who will seek The Lord in all the decisions that must be made in order to keep our nation from falling into the hands of the reprobates who hate and destroy hope for true liberty and freedom from harassment and tyranny.

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Breathe, Reflect and Keep Fighting!

Breathe, Reflect and Keep Fighting!

Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else, for each one should carry their own load. Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor. Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows.Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life.Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. Galatians 6:1-10 NIV

How does passage of scripture align with what we see right now?

Deception–is a key word in what we see in the daily news. People–and this is the White House contingency–are deceived by what they do–abuse of power–and they think we are deceived by their “alternate facts” which are blatant lies.

If they simply read and lived the bible–at least 45 claims to “love the bible” then he would know there is no need for him to keep comparing himself to President Obama–he’ll never measure up. What he should concentrate on doing is not allowing President Bannon to steer the ship he was commissioned to captain. None of us who are paying attention are blind to what is going on. We know 45 didn’t draft the executive orders and his “photo op” show of signing them and attempting to read words he’s never seen is obvious.

How do we know? Most of us with fairly good perception and ability to draw conclusions knew when he first opened his mouth. He does not have the intellect to draft the executive orders presented in the presence of the press. Only an idiot would have given him credit for it. But that’s not the most important factor–it has been revealed by media that he didn’t know what he was signing and hence the chaotic mess with the Muslim Ban. And they can claim all they want that it was not a “ban on Muslims” but Giuliani revealed that 45 asked him how to “legally ban Muslims” and he helped him.

45 wants people to “praise him” but so far, he’s done absolutely nothing that is praiseworthy. It is craving for recognition that President Bannon is using against him, feeding his ego so he can influence what he does. Hence–the conclusion that SB is actually the president and most people don’t know–we have an unelected person running the government.

We’ll soon see how the fallout will affect every American when SB–who is determined to destroy the country in order to fulfill his own agenda–allows white supremacist to do whatever they want to do in order to make America–“white again.”

America needs to wake up and take off the blinders that are creating the scales distorting their view of reality. 45 is mentally unstable, SB is a bigoted racist, and haggyblonde is sleep deprived (she admitted yesterday) and since we know–sleep deprivation is a form of torture that creates distortions of reality–we know why she’s acting the way she is.

They (teamtrump) seem to forget all the vicious lies they promoted during a campaign and now, they “say” it’s not fair for people to constantly criticize what they do or how they’re doing it. Really? It was okay for them to demonize both Hillary and President Obama, but now–it’s not fair! What a load of baloney!

45 ran down his opponents in both the primary and general election with falsehoods, blatant lies and vicious personal character attacks, but now–the petulant, tantrum-throwing-toddler-in-chief wants people to play nice and stop hurting his feelings because he feels so “demoralized.”Maybe he should have thought about “his actions” and considered how others might feel; especially since he continually denigrated President Obama for years–and he still has not apologized for that. But that’s okay–Karma bites–and we learn from the word in Romans 13:7 –we can only get back what we give. “Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.”

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And yes, before anyone reminds of the preceding verses of Scripture, I do know what it says and what it means, but since we do not have integrity and honor operating in the WH, I am not obligated to them.

Now, for those who need encouragement to keep going in the battle–step back for a moment, take a deep breath, reflect on the purpose and then get back in the battle to win it!

 

Who Do We Trust?

Who Do We Trust?

May the LORD answer you when you are in distress; may the name of the God of Jacob protect you. May he send you help from the sanctuary and grant you support from Zion. May he remember all your sacrifices and accept your burnt offerings May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the LORD grant all your requests. Now this I know: The LORD gives victory to his anointed. He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary with the victorious power of his right hand. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. They are brought to their knees and fall, but we rise up and stand firm. LORD, give victory to the king! Answer us when we call! Psalm 20 NIV

Trust–by dictionary definition is–“reliance on the integrity, strength, ability, surety, etc., of a person or thing; confidence.”

It would appear that 62 million Americans have put their trust into a man who, like the rest of us, is not perfect–but lacks the very basics of human decency–the character traits that makes a great leader. Based upon his actions, his rhetoric and looking at those who surround him and how they enable his dysfunctional outlook  on life and in governance, most of the rest of the 324 million millions know–we cannot trust him and therefore we have no confidence in his ability to lead this country.

Where there is no trust–there is distrust.

Where there is no integrity (adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty)–there is malfeasance (the performance by a public official of an act that is legally unjustified, harmful, or contrary to law; wrongdoing (used especially of an act in violation of a public trust).

Where there is no honor–there is dishonor and disdain.

Where there is no respect–there is disrespect.

Where there is no love–there is hate.

Where there is no truth–there are lies.

There are so many character flaws observable by anyone with eyes and ears that it would take writing a manual to discuss them all in detail. There are some scientific reasons why we see what we see and there are spiritual reasons why the flaws exist.

From a scientific perspective–there is a disconnect in his brain–there is a disruption in the transmission of signals by the neurotransmitters that have led to the non-development of empathy, a sense of reality and honor.

This is recognized in the multiple personality disorders we see displayed on a regular basis: lying about everything, including the lies (pathological liar) because he doesn’t recognize truth. In his mind, he creates truth and nothing else matters.

Narcissism--inability to recognize any importance in anyone or anything other than what he wants (fascination with self and ruled by ego–never accepting responsibility for his actions). Blaming others is as easy as breathing for him.

MegalomaniaPsychiatry. a symptom of mental illness marked by delusions of greatness, wealth, etc.  

I have used each of these terms to describe the PE of the United States–not out of meanness, but out of concern for the nation. Our nation is at risk and no one wants to address it.

Every adjective that he uses in describing himself or his accomplishments radiates qualities that only exist in his mind–and his enablers–those surrounding him–never tell him the truth, but attempt to keep his cognitive disability hidden for their own selfish reasons.

The moral of the story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a perfect illustration of what we see. A delusional king was duped by tailors into spending a large sum of money for a splendid robe and when parading in public for all the world to see his new robe, all the people saw his underclothes, but only a child was brave enough to speak truth and wondered out loud, why the emperor was naked (not literally).

And such is the case with the PE–his delusions of grandeur are so great that people are afraid to confront him with truth because they don’t want to damage his ego. As a result, he has been led to believe he has the moral fiber and fortitude to “Make America Great Again,” because he never recognized its greatness.

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He believes he is a savior and that is evident in his declarations that,”I and I alone can fix it.”

In spite of multiple business failures, he believes he is a great businessman.

In spite of the fact that numerous women have accused him of being a sexual predator, he screams, they lie and blames the “crooked media” for everything.

He has been involved in all sorts of shady, corrupt allegations and according to him, it’s never his fault. And what I’ve noticed is his tendency to project onto others, the very things he’s guilty of–he is crooked, corrupt, a consummate liar, and even when confronted with facts–denies them and blames others when exposed to truth.

So, now lawmakers are in a dilemma–trying to determine the scope of his involvement with Russia and the ethical practicality of his ability to retain this business interests while governing as president. Since most politicians lie simply to get votes, I don’t think we can trust them any more than we can trust the PE to do the right thing.

I foresee a couple of things: A charge of treason or impeachment within the next six months, or a massive nationwide recall of elected officials or courts being tied up for the next two years with lawsuits or even the decimation of our nation by Russian influence.

The problem could easily be resolved with a new election. That would serve two purposes: proving once and for all who the legitimate president is so we can all move forward and it would declare for all the world to see–the mandate of Americans for Americans. We are still a great nation and do not need the taint and stench of corruption hanging over us.

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From a spiritual perspective–there is no proof that he has ever known The Lord Jesus Christ, accepted Him as Savior or that he has any knowledge of God’s Word.

Who do we trust? We trust in The Lord and that lawmakers will be the arbiters of integrity and expose truth for all to see.

 

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–27!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–27!

Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.The LORD has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music; make music to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and the sound of singing,with trumpets and the blast of the ram’s horn— shout for joy before the LORD, the King.Let the sea resound, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.  Let the rivers clap their hands, let the mountains sing together for joy; let them sing before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples with equity. Psalm 98 NIV

Day Twenty-Seven

Lord Jesus,

How mighty You are in dealing with all the inhabitants of the earth! Your love and mercy are beyond compare; Your justice for all without biases is immeasurable, and Your Truth and Wisdom keep exposing all the lies and liars who those their deeds were hidden. What a mighty God You are!

Though there are some who have not understood the magnitude of their actions or inaction regarding the decisions being made for all they govern in America–we yet hold onto the hope that if they have any thoughts for You, they will hear You and right the wrongs perpetuated by lies, false news and propaganda deliberately used for character assassination by a foreign entity, and promoted by the president-elect and his team.

Lord, we know Your mercy knows no boundaries, but we ask that as mercy is given and shown by others, You will continue to show mercy to all. Encourage the perpetrators of all wrong-doing in this recent election to search their hearts and souls and act as people of integrity by stepping aside so we can continue to move forward, as a nation, making wise decisions for all.

We are forever grateful for truth being exposed and recognized for we know that You and You alone will always pull the covers off the hidden things–those things You despise and bring them into the light for all to see.

We praise You for all You are doing and will do to help America on the right track as a world leading nation, with leaders who know and understand You and how You want us to live–always operating in truth.

In Jesus’ Name we pray and thank You, Amen!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–9!

30 Days of Prayer and Praise–9!

Hear me, my God, as I voice my complaint; protect my life from the threat of the enemy. Hide me from the conspiracy of the wicked, from the plots of evildoers. They sharpen their tongues like swords and aim cruel words like deadly arrows. They shoot from ambush at the innocent; they shoot suddenly, without fear. They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, “Who will see it?” They plot injustice and say, “We have devised a perfect plan!” Surely the human mind and heart are cunning. But God will shoot them with his arrows; they will suddenly be struck down. He will turn their own tongues against them and bring them to ruin; all who see them will shake their heads in scorn. All people will fear; they will proclaim the works of God and ponder what he has done. The righteous will rejoice in the LORD and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him! Psalm 64 NIV

Day Nine

Lord,

We thank You for seeing all the evil that is planned against us–the spitefulness, the intention of destroying a nation and all those who love You. We thank You for allowing all who plot evil to be destroyed before the world so all may see that it does not profit anyone to stand against Your children.

Encourage hearts today, O God–those who feel weakened and hopeless by events that are out of our control, but will change in an instant at Your bidding. Stiffen spines and resolve to stay in the battle until victory is won and all will know, we are Your children and we will not cave as some already have.

For we know, through study and understanding of Your Word, that all good and perfect gifts come from You and nothing the enemy has planned for us or against shall ever prosper. No weapon–not doubt, not scorn, not rude behavior, not name-calling, nothing shall keep us from obeying You and waiting for the victory we know is ours in You.

Thank You for always being with us–never abandoning us or leaving us alone--directing our footsteps on the paths You have forged for us–paths of honor and integrity, unity and wholeness, love and respect–for all who love You.

Keep us mindful O God that we are not in the battle against flesh and blood, but spiritual wickedness in high places and that the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through You in pulling down strongholds.

Blessed is the name of The Lord and blessed it is to belong to Him! We know that mercy and goodness will follow us all the days of our lives and we shall open our mouths and sing songs–rejoicing in Your love and protection–never allowing the enemy a foothold in the territory of our hearts.

For the mighty acts of deliverance and joy in You, we thank You and give You praise.

All this we ask and thank You for in Jesus’ name, Amen!