The Journey Thoughts

November 9, 2016

What a night! Whoever could have thought Trump could win the presidency of
the United States? But win he did, and I for one, believe that it was
because Christians all over the nation, were on their knees petitioning God
for this.  Sure, both candidates are flawed people, but aren't we all?  We
have been watching our nation dissolve into a polarized nation, with an
actual increase in racism, which should have been so much less.  We have
watched our faith be put on trial, again and again, because of the way our
country was being run.  Our freedoms were in question, and whether you
accept it or not, the second amendment ensures freedom, and was an important
part of this election, but we all know that this amendment is nothing but
words, unless the leadership will fight for it, instead of fighting against
it.  We have watched as the slaughter of babies has become sanctioned by our
leaders, and I can only imagine how much that grieves God. But now, we have
prayed and we have exercised our rights to vote, and we have been largely
responsible for the changes about to come, so let's not forget that.
Scripture tells us: " For you were called to be free, brothers; only don't
use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another
through love. For the entire law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your
neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or
you will be consumed by one another. I say then, Walk by the Spirit, and you
will not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is
against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these
are opposed to each other, so that you don't do what you want. But if you
are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law." Galatians 5:13-18   Now
is the time to bring others to the compassion of the Lord. Now is the time
to be the light of the Spirit, as we seek not to gloat, or destroy, but to
reveal the power of God, to let the Love of Christ shine to a fearful and
darkened world.  Now is the time to WALK BY THE SPIRIT!  I honestly believe
it is the people of God, petitioning Him on behalf of a nation we love.  We
are repentant, and called on God to heal our land.  We called on God to
forgive us of our sins, of complacency and apathy.  He has heard the cry of
the saints, and now we have a huge responsibility to be the people God
called. So Christian brother and sister, regardless of how you voted;
regardless of what you think of this new president-elect, we have been given
a reprieve from the wrath of God poured out on a nation heading down the
road to hell.  Now is the time to see the weary soldier, laying beaten and
bruised beside the road. We must not pass him by! We must be the heart of
Christ, and walk with the love of Christ within us.  Now is a wonderful
opportunity to show the world what Christianity is, and that is a heart of
forgiveness, and restoration, and what the peace that passes all
understanding is all about.  Can you do it brother? Can you do it sister?
We have just found out what happens when people pray, so if you think this
victory is by any other means you would be sadly mistaken.  This is because
God has given us a chance to show that we are willing to change.  That we
are a United people, who desire to serve God, by living by His Spirit, and
not our flesh.  This is a monumental task, but I for one, am up to it, and I
pray that each of you who read this are up to the task, for now is the time
to let your light shine before men, so that they will see your heart - the
heart of Christ.

Pastor Andy

Lord, Please instill in us the resolve to help heal our land.  Please
strengthen us to begin a new journey of actually being lights that shine for
the lost, for those living in the darkness.  I pray Father, for Your power
to manifest itself all over this land, as we begin the healing process, even
today.  I pray also for these I keep on this list daily.  May You Lord, heal
their sickness, change their circumstances; and reveal Yourself in our
hearts, so that we will actually be a light for others.  I pray now for:  A
United States, united under You, and that You may take Your rightful place
as the One on whom this nation was found.  I pray for Your grace to reform
our land and start a revival in our hearts, and begin right here with: My
family and me.  I will step up to the plate for You Jesus.  For: Mike and
Terri, Brent and Cindy, Tim and Tammy, Robert and Susan, Kevin and Carol,
Randy and Sarah, Tim and Michelle, Steven and Amy. I pray for Anna and her
new baby, for Don, Dwight, Jim, Vanessa, Becky, the Markle family, Travis,
Virginia, Eric, Eva, Max, Rita, Pastor Berkey, Nancy, June, JT, Candace,
Meredith, Carolyn, Mike S., Ramona, Loren, Judy, Ben, The Young family,
Robby, Kathy, Terri, Becky, Montella, Charlie, Kim, Nada, Angie, Isabel,
Terry and his dad, ( Thank you Terry for the call for all of us to be on our
knees yesterday), Tim and his mom, Shelly and her mom, Pam and her son,
Kelly and her son, Richard and his dad, Julissa and her friend, Ellen's
friend, Kristena, Abby, Malachi, Corbin, Ryan, Olivia, Jeremiah, Joanna,
Tom, Evelyn, Joy, Ruth, Ada, JV, BJ, Ida, Betty, Briggs church, Jackie Ann,
Tonia, Todd, Liam, Aiden, Alan, Fisher, Tuly, Betsy, Michelle, Trevor,
Maria, Choya, Alex, Ken, Eric, Sandy, Andrea, Shannon, Robert, Pat, Ryan,
Tyson, Wendy, Joyce, Betty, Gus, Lisa, Alice, David, Phyllis, Devon, Cindy,
Marliana, Cynthia, Betty, Johnny, Annette, Kim, Gary, Gavin, Shawn, Laurie,
Heather, Codi, Ron, Deane, Dan, Rheba, Pam, Mike, Austin, Harriet, Fred,
Dotty, James, Scott, April, Craig, Hunter, Betty, Asher, Lynette, Kathy,
Jennifer, Patrick, Abe, Trent, Garret, Mayeaux, Ben, Jason, Ashley, Marc,
Macy, Jade, Bob, Tracy, Abraham, Elijah, Japheth, Matt, Liz, Matt, Bethany,
Mike, Megan, Jeff, Laura, Carmello, Kaitlyn. I pray Father, that we open our
ears and hearts to hear from You and start to walk a New Life in You, for I
ask this in Jesus name.

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