Show Us “The Good” in the GOP!

Show Us “The Good” in the GOP!

Boasting About Tomorrow

As it is you boast in your in your arrogant schemes. All such boasting is evil. If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.” James 4: 16,17 NIV

Warning to Rich Oppressors

Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you. James 5:1-6 NIV

I keep hearing about how “good” people are who have failed to uphold their oaths of office in Congress and in White House.

If these are so good, show us the good they have done that benefits all people:

Jeff Sessions

Steven King

Bob Corker

Orrin Hatch

Paul Ryan

Mitch Connell

Tom Cotton

Darrell Issa

Any of the Republicans who claim to be Christians who have promoted bigotry and divisiveness during the years President Obama was in office and yet now, they want everyone to lick trump’s boots–show us the good they have done.

Most–if not all–are complicit in the Russian meddling with the 2016 Election and all will be exposed soon. Their hands are dirty with money laundering and promising favors and playing footsy with Putin. These so-called upright Christians who do more to harm the poor and the needy than they do to fend the rights of the poor and the needy.

Most–if not all–are only in politics for what they get out of it–access to world leaders and big business so they can make money by caving to lobbyists. And when they make money, they forget how to keep their oaths.

Most–if not all–have failed the United States miserably when they allowed trump to be their nominee. They knew he’d never “pivot” because he has no desire to pivot. Any time a person thinks they are better and far more superior to others–they see no need to change and they don’t. He showed us the first time around that he was a misogynist, bigot, and racist. He showed us he didn’t care about poor folks or black folks or any people of color by how he treated them.

Remember him having the homeless veteran arrested because having him on the corner brought down the value of his “tower?”

Remember how he chose to keep black people from renting any of his apartments?

Remember all the hateful things he said about Mexicans and Muslims?

Remember all the hateful lies he promoted about Hillary Clinton?

Remember how he used his foundation as a personal ATM for purchasing paintings, sculptures, and other paraphernalia that had nothing to do with the purpose of his foundation?

Remember him saying that he’s rich because he never uses his own money to do things?

Remember how he bragged at one point in his life about his only war was about fighting STDs?

Remember his hateful remarks to a war hero, after he obtained deferments for questionable reasons?

Remember how he is the only person who has proclaimed his wealth and fame?

Remember all those things he did during the campaign and now after being installed in the WH (the dump he said)?

If he is such a good person and those who keep making excuses for him are such good people, why is there such turmoil in the land? Why are hate groups thanking him for not calling them out? Why is Russia probe so unnerving to him?

If he is such a gifted communicator–why is that every time he speaks–everyone has to rush to explain what he “meant” because he didn’t say what he meant.

Why is it that after being in office for eight months, he is still only talking to his base which includes the hate groups and ignores the rest of America?

Why is he more concerned with spending money on an investigation that has proven no guilt on the part of Hillary about her emails?

Why is he attempting to help defraud every state’s voting practices with his “Voter Fraud Commission” that is more about suppressing votes that discovering any election fraud?

Why is it that he’s campaigning for 2020 and using the donated funds to pay for his son’s attorney?

Why is it that he thinks we are all stupid and he’s the only intelligent being on the planet?

Why is it that every surrogate who speaks on his behalf lies and lies knowingly, and yet they claim to be Christians? Is it that they have not read with understanding the Bible?

Why is it that he wants to cut funding for services for the poor and yet taxpayers are covering the costs of his children’s security, his, and all of his trips which are bringing in the bucks for his businesses?

Why is that the same lawmakers who claim to be “conservative” won’t challenge trump’s trips and not pay for them or for his children’s business trips?

Why? Why? Why? The more I write, the more questions surface and I know I’ll never get the truth out of the “good people” in Congress or the WH for truth is not known to them. Ask Kellyanne Conway who invented alternative facts for this administration’s alternative universe and wants reporters to be “forced to say something favorable” about trump. Really? When there is very little if anything favorable to say about him, why would she want reporters to lie? Oh–she wants them to be like her.

So, if there’s “any good” in any of the aforementioned and some not named specifically, but are GOP–let all of us know about the good they do because we certainly don’t see it manifest itself in their legislating laws.

They have allowed their greed and need for power and status to overrule common dignity and love for all and until they recognize it, confess and repent of it, we shall remain the laughingstock of the world and no one will consider us a leader of anything but foolishness.

With the next election, we can change that–and make sure that honor and integrity once again dwell in the White House and wisdom reigns for the benefit of all Everyday Americans. I won’t need anyone spinning lies for me because Truth and I have a pretty good relationship and as a clear communicator–I know how to say what I mean and mean what I say–without additional explanation from others.

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It’s Not About Words!

“Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.” (2 Timothy 2:14 NIV)

Of what should we remind people?

Those who have died (killed fleshly desires to sin) with Him, will live with Him.

Those who are faithful to Him, will see His faithfulness towards them.

Those who acknowledge Him on earth to others, will be acknowledged by The Father.

Those who deny Him, will be denied access to The Father.

Those who promote God’s Word and not their own, will receive their just reward.

Notice, in verse nine that Paul reminds Timothy that God’s Word (singular, not plural) is not chained. Those who have been taught The Word should teach The Word, but they should not get into pointless arguments about The Word. For we sometimes think our much speaking gives us credibility when it does not.

I’ve heard people attempt to show how well-versed they are in the Word, by reducing their rhetoric to rhymed words in a sermon that does nothing to edify God, but is intended to impress others with their ability. I stopped listening and opened The Word and read it. Was that rude? It’s a matter of opinion. I will not tolerate anyone who attempts to use The Word and God’s people to make themselves appear to be more than they are, when they are not.

If we simply say what God says, we avoid counterproductive discussion which leads to arguments. I will not argue with anyone about anything. It’s a waste of my time and my time is far too valuable to indulge in fruitless rhetoric.

I’d rather spend my time praying; for the need of the world is great, far greater than my need to be right over someone else’s need to be right.

Today, I encourage everyone to take the time to pray and if possible, include your prayer requests in the comment section of today’s blog. I am praying for every specific need brought to my attention.

Father, in the name of Jesus, I ask You to hear and honor all the requests of Your people that honor who You are and address the needs of individuals other than self. We know that You hear and answer prayer and will also give us the desires of our heart when what we do, pleases You.

For those who need strength to continue caring for loved ones and comforting others who are grieving the loss of loved ones, empower them with Your strength and Your wisdom.

For those who have financial lack, pour into them wisdom in managing their money and grant them opportunity to participate in the abundant provision who have in store for them.

For those who are suffering illness, let the same healing virtue that flowed from Jesus to the woman with the issue of blood, flow into the bodies of all who need healing of every sickness and disease and then Lord, when healing is completed, give them wisdom to stay in good health and a powerful testimony to share with others.

For those who are struggling with addictions of any kind–that keeps their focus off You, bring them to quickly to the end of themselves–empty and totally void of desire for anything other than You. Fill them to overflowing with Your love and acceptance of their repentance.

For those who are in marriages ordained by You, but struggling, speak to their hearts Lord, and open their eyes to see if they are doing all they can–being considerate and mindful of each other in all things that honor You.

For those children who are rebellious and disobedient, strengthen parents in their resolve to be Godly parents and guide them in correcting and disciplining their children. Speak to the hearts of the children and allow them to see You in all their parents are trying to instill in them.

For those who are homeless, provide them shelter and wisdom in maintaining protection from the elements and a desire to be more like You.

According to Your Word and Your Will, we thank You for responding to all the needs and requests included in this prayer and we count it done, in Jesus’ name. Amen!

Remember this, it’s not the words that matter, but The Word that reveals all truth!

Everyday People!

“I am using an example from everyday life because of your human limitations” (Romans 6:19a NIV).

I cannot begin to explain how many times I have heard some people say, “the bible has no relevance for us today.  That was then, this is now.” If they really understood, having a heart open to God, they would know that just as “everyday” was for that time, “everyday” is still the same for us today.

When Paul was writing to the Church in Rome, he was very concerned about how the people in the church were selectively choosing which rules to live by.  Some wanted to hold people to the letter of law, while he was trying to explain the difference between the spirit of the law and the wonders of grace–to everyday people.

In this passage of scripture (please read the entire chapter), he is specifically talking about people who commit sin, what grace has done, and why we should not continue to sin.  God’s grace, His unmerited, we can’t earn favor, does not mean we continue to commit sin or encourage others to do so.  Paul reminds the everyday people that once in our lives before knowing and understanding the work of the cross, we did commit sin, but now that we know better, we should not participate.  And he used, examples from everyday life (as it was did and is applicable now), to illustrate what he said.  The strong language–“once slaves to sin” still applies to many today.  Many everyday people are slaves to–drugs, porn, fornication, adultery, alcohol, stealing, lying, manipulating, favoritism, complacency (“I’d rather you were hot or cold instead of lukewarm”), etc., hence the use of everyday examples (relevant now), about everyday people.

I think it was Sly and The Family Stones who wrote the song, Everyday People, (if I have the wrong artist, feel free to correct me).  God does not expect us to live like people in ancient times, but He does expect us to adhere to righteousness, using everyday life examples.  He gave us His Word as a guideline because of our human limitations (unwillingness to hear The Spirit of the Lord) so we would be without excuse.

O God, help us–everyday people, to live  every day in righteousness, to your glory.