"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Working through the sludge....

Since the Princess has no clue that she had surgery 2 days ago and is running around having the time of her life, I decided I would find the time to go through all of the blogs I follow and catch up. I'm still not done!

As I have been reading blog after blog, I am amazed and in awe at your spirits. I mentioned before that I felt defeated and am still pretty sad about the whole outcome of the election. But almost every blog I went to, God was there! He was there in your thoughts. He was there in your images. He was there in your words, speaking from your hearts. His purpose for these elections will be revealed and he WILL be glorified! There's no doubt in my mind!

A dear friend sent me an email which really got me to think. She said, "McCain did not lose. He won!" My first thought was, "Ummm, what's she been drinking?" But, then I pondered about her words that followed and she was so right. God used McCain in a big way to bring to light the issues of life and morality in our nation. Many of us, myself included, have become complacent with the fact that this is where our society has brought us. Sometimes it could be very difficult staying on that 'narrow path' and not following the sheep. The 'easy' road is always so tempting.

Before I go on, I want to stop and make something clear, since one of my readers that disagrees with my beliefs said I would be too "close minded" to listen to his explanation. My battle wasn't to get McCain into office and it wasn't to prevent Obama from getting into office. The whole thing was not about the candidates, it was about God. It was about following His word and what He desires from us. The God that I know, the God who's word is alive, would never think it's OK for his children to be murdered. "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them." - Deut 30:19-20

Had Obama been pro-life and McCain not, my other worries about him would have had to take a back burner, because LIFE comes before any other issue. I would have been Obama's biggest cheerleader had the scenario been reversed!

Apparently, the nation believes the economy comes first. I obviously disagree. I believe that when you stand up for the truth and your actions come from a loving God, that same God will take care of you. His word is very clear on this. "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?" - Matthew 6:25 I stand FIRM on that belief! And trust me, for those of you wondering, this is not coming from a woman who has to worry about being in that $250,000 (or 200k or 150k or 120k) income bracket who will have their taxes raised, so we do worry about finances. We are a one income family with 4 kids, two of which are special needs.

My point is that we did not lose. God won. God always wins. In prayer I am seeing more and more how he has revealed Himself through all of this. Just as He did during 9/11. Just as He has throughout history. He never leaves us. He is there. Even during our darkest moments when we feel so alone or lost or defeated. He is there. He is always there.

My prayer is that Obama's heart be molded and changed towards abortion. That as God has allowed him to be the leader of this country, that He use him in a mighty way. That He create in him a Godly-man filled with His Holy Spirit, with the wisdom that He once gave Solomon. ("Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore. - 1 Kings 4:29) May Obama use that wisdom to bring morality, peace and prosperity to our hurting country. May his eyes be opened to the fact that God created man and woman ("God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.- Genesis 1:27) to be united as one. "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh" (Genesis 2:24). May he see that every child that God brings to the world, regardless of how they were conceived, was wonderfully created by Him, our Redeemer. That He is present in the forming of every single human life. (For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. - Psalm 139:13)

I will continue to pray for our new President, for his family and for our country. I thank God in a big way for using John McCain and Sarah Palin to bring these issues to light. I thank God for using them to get America back on their knees with their eyes focused on Him. The place where we should always be. God does sit on His throne and will always be God, as it was in the beginning, is now and forever shall be.

I also wanted to say thank you to the few people who have very graciously disagreed with me. I appreciate your respect and in turn respect your opinions.

God bless you all and may America bless God!


waiting4Isabella said...

Awesome Post !!!! Thanks for speaking and being a voice for the unborn and allowing our savior to work through you. May his power and strength continue to reign over this country and our lives. love ya, your sister. Ily

sara said...

great post and very well said! my bible study this week had a great comment "God doesn't just work through the strengths of man. He also works through the weaknesses of man. while our weaknesses can certainly mess us up, they can't mess up God!! Thank goodness!

Lori said...

Really great post. You have such a gift for speaking truth with love and most importantly, backing it up with Scripture. God will honor you for that.

Doug and Terrye said...

Very well written!! And it is evident that your post comes straight from your heart for God. You're right, it's about the issues...those tiny little ones that are not allowed to have a voice in whether or not they are allowed to live! We will continue to pray for our country and our president, and rest in the greatness of our God who reigns.

Terrye in FL

Barbie said...

Yes, God is still the ONE in control even though our times does not show it. We have to trust it.

Unbelievers will never understand that we don't put our trust and hope in any person but only in our Savior. That our truths come from His word that does NOT change. We can't just 'listen' to someone's view and change our way of thinking if it takes us away from His will and Word.

You are awesome girl!!

tollesons4him said...

Ohilda, this is such an awesome post and so well written. I too am now praying for our new president and I pray that God will CHANGE his views.

Lisa said...

Ohilda, you took those words right out of my heart and put them in writing wonderfully. I sense a revival, Christians are stirred up and God is going to fight in this battle. He goes before us as He did with David and the Palastines. My spirit is so much lighter, gone is the sadness and anger. God is in control, this was His Will and He does not make mistakes. Praise be to God, I love Him sooooo much!

Ashley Griffin said...

this is where the rubber meets the road you know. it's easy to talk about having faith and trusting in all of the Lord's decision and God's sovereignty... now we have to walk the talk. Thanks for sharing this post.

Keisha said...

AMEN! Well Said!!

Angie said...

Well said, Ohilda! Thank you taking the time to take a stand and for posting these thought-provoking posts.
Yea, Anna Grace! I'm so glad she is doing so well.

Anonymous said...

I've been reading your blog and you really speak so much truth. Even my 18 yo daughter was mesmorized by your Castro comparisons. On another note, I'm so glad your daughter is doing great. Joy took 5 casts off in 2.5 weeks after her surgery on her hand. Thinking of you often, Ohilda.

Your Patient Panda buddy

Nicole said...

LOVED reading this! My husband was very upset over the outcome of the elections. My response "Well, you may be surprised by the outcome but OUR GOD was not surprised." GREAT POST!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, Ohilda, what a kindred spirit you are my friend.....

Denna said...

Awesome Post!!!!

Susan said...

Keep it up Ohilda,
I love your 'God is still on the Throne'.. I'm assuming it is from one of my favorite Christian radio programs.. South west radio church?

Have you seen this??? UNBELIEVABLE!

(you will need to cut and paste the link I believe)

Anonymous said...

I am beyond thrilled that Barack Obama is our new President. He is an honest, good man and will get this country back on track. After 8 years of a president that wouldn't know how to lead unless he was being led on a leash we need a powerful, good leader. Obama's message is one of equality and tolerance. It is sorely needed in this day and time. While I completely respect the right for each person to have their own opinion, I respectfully disagree with all that has been written on this blog. That is one of the great things about this country, we can all express our beliefs and opinions and that is a good thing. I believe Obama will do great things in the next 4 years. God does NOT need to intervene to make him "change his mind". That is a ridiculous thought.

Mom To Six said...

Dear Anonymous,

How very sad that you do not know the light of Christ enough to know that God does and WILL intervene. Obama is there because of Christ and only because of Christ. My prayers will be continued for Obama and his family and for those that do not know our Savior, such as yourself.

May God bless you...


Sherri said...

I love how "anonymous" people can be so bold when commenting, but not bold enough to identify who they are.

I will add "anonymous" to my list of people to pray for as well as our country's new leadership. They aren't anonymous to God.


Undercover-Princess said...

Well, anonymous #2, at least you "respectfully disagree". God intervening is NEVER a ridiculous thought because it is about HIS will. Obama being in office is one of two things:

1. Either it is God's Will for whatever purpose (good or not so good).

2. God gave the people what they wanted...much like He gave Israel a king that was a tyrant.

I would never be so bold as to claim to know the mind of GOD. I know that I wanted McCain to win, but for whatever reason God allowed Obama to win. I'm good with God's decision for whatever reason it is, was, or will be.

Like Ohilda, I will continue to pray for Obama and his family not only as first family, but so that they become a godly, leading family like in the book of Numbers.

Dana-from chaos to Grace said...

WOW! LOVED it! On my blog, I compared it to the people crying out for a KING and God gave them Saul....

Beverly said...

well said. I too pray obama will turn from abortion to life!

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