...And I Can't Take ANY MORE!
I've been so quiet lately...
Still waiting, things are definitely moving forward, but no dates or plans or whatever...just waiting patiently on God's timing. It's frustrating for me, it's frustrating for everyone who keeps asking what's the deal. Well, I don't know...no, I do know...God working things out (in us and ordaining our steps for this journey). Not the firm sunshiney answer that people like to hear.
Another reason that I've been quiet is that it's election year
I'm trying really hard to keep my mouth shut because things are starting to get on my last nerve....and Not in the way that you think!
I dread looking at my blog feeds, facebook is just one negative repost after another. I have so many things to say, but I don't know if I can tactfully voice them...
So here's the deal--
---Whatever happened to being known as followers of Christ by the love we share?
The absolute Hate that is being spewed back and forth is shameful!
Do you think that cutting repost or shared picture digging our leaders glorifies Christ? Do you think he's laughing along with you or ready to give you a high five?
No, I'm pretty sure that he's shaking his head because, again, we've missed the point....all the while the devil is laughing his burning butt cheeks off!
If you want to change someone's life, love them first. Really, really love them...with the love of Christ!
--Was our current president's election some cosmic mistake? Did God turn his head, when really he felt that someone else would be better?
If we truly believe the Word of God, can we then discount Romans 13?
Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgement on themselves.
This was written while the Jews were under Rome's control. They.Were.SLAVES. There was no "I'm so mad that this legislation passed"..there was you cross me and you die, have a nice day.
Should we then not be involved in politics? No, not saying that....but seriously, people...We have Lost Our Freakin Minds!
One last verse and then I'll jump off this soap box....I'm not judging anyone, it's your right to believe what you believe...just, check your tone....are you glorifying?...are you loving?...are you building up or tearing down? No one loves a hater, just sayin'.
Look at how God describes the Messiah, he didn't send a tyrant...
Isaiah 42: 1-4
"Take a good look at my servant,
I'm backing him to the hilt.
He's the one I chose,
and I couldn't be more pleased with him.
I bathed him with my Spirit, my life.
He'll set everything right among the nations.
He won't call attention to what he does
with loud speeches and gaudy parades.
He won't brush aside the bruised and the hurt
and he won't disregard the small and the insignificant,
but he'll steadily and firmly set things right.
He won't tire out or quit. He won't be stopped
until he's finished his work--to set things right on earth.
Far-flung ocean islands
wait expectantly for his teaching."
Jesus is not a card carrying member of a political party....and News flash...If we as a church actually got up off our butts and practiced what we preached, there'd be a lot less of the things that we are fighting over! Wouldn't that be something! Don't worry orphans and widows, homeless, prisoners, and prostitutes---We're here to help---Jesus loves you and so do we!
Ok, I'm done! I think that I need to go buy a Coke and find someone to hold hands with and sing ;)