Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

where are you Pres. Obama?

It is 1863 and Pres. Lincoln is discouraged and distressed as he watches the country being ripped apart at the seams. In the midst of all of the mess, Lincoln proclaims a National Fast Day – March 30, 1863. Here is a portion of his Proclamation.

“We have been the recipients of the choicest bounties of Heaven. We have been preserved these many years in peace and prosperity. We have grown in numbers, wealth, and power as no other nation has ever grown. But we have forgotten God.

We have forgotten the gracious Hand which preserved us in peace and multiplied and enriched and strengthened us: and we have vainly imagined, in the deceitfulness of our hearts, that all these blessings were produced by some superior wisdom and virtue of our own.

Intoxicated with unbroken success, we have become too self-sufficient to feel the necessity of redeeming and preserving grace, too proud to pray to the God that made us! If behooves us then to humble ourselves before the offended Power, to confess our national sins, and to pray for clemency and forgiveness.”   (clemency – compassion, mercy)

 

Where are you President Obama?  As you are aware, our nation’s history is flooded with references to God and His Word.  Guns,  bombs, knives… aren’t the problem.  Evil is.  Evil is in the hearts of people who kill or wound innocent people.  Evil is at the root of racism.

You won’t effectively combat evil by removing guns or adding more and more laws that evil hearted people won’t abide by.   We combat evil in our land  by returning to the God who is greater than evil.

Let God arise and His enemies be scattered.  (Psalm 68:1) Greater is He that is in us, than He that is in the world.  (1 John 4:4) God is an ever-present help in trouble.  (Psalm 46:1)  He is the God of wonders (Psalm 77:14) He holds us up.  (Psalm 63:8) He will make a way. (Isaiah 43:16)  Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him.  (Jeremiah 32:17)

 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.” (John 14:6 NASB)   Earlier in John, Jesus said, The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 NASB
“Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.”  1 Peter 5:8 NASB

If you bite and ravage each other, watch out—in no time at all you will be annihilating each other, and where will your precious freedom be then?”  Galatians 5:15 THE MSG

Hatred breeds hatred.  Racism is not a part of our DNA.  Too many people are feeding into the problem instead of being part of the solution. 

God’s love wins!

So, where are you President Obama?  It seems you are looking to put a tiny band-aid on a festering wound that comes from  an enemy bigger that ISIS.  It is time to go back to the basics.  In God We Trust!

Praying for our nation,  families of those who lost loved ones, the next Dr. Martin Luther King to rise up, law enforcement personnel, Dallas, St. Paul, Baton Rouge,  and for you Mr. President.

til next time

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July 10, 2016 - Posted by | ministry, pastor, Pastor's wife, relationships, spiritual reflections, Woman Pastor | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. AMEN, WE NEED TO GET BACK TO GOD. 2CHRONICLES 7:1 4 SAYS: IF MY PEOPLE WHICH ARE CALLED BY MY NAME, SHALL HUMBLE THEMSELVES AND PRAY, AND SEEK MYFACE, AND TURN FROM THEIR WICKED WAYS THEN WILL I HEAR FROM HEAVEAN AND WILL FORGIVE THEIR SIN, AND WILL HEAL THEIR LAND. WHAT YOU SAID IS THE ANSWER.

    Comment by dotspraiseworks | July 13, 2016 | Reply


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