"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

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

do as I say, not as I do

That seems to be the very clear message from the head of our nation, Barack Obama, who will sign the proclamation but will not be holding any events at the White House as President Bush did every year, while his 8 years in office.

The National Day of Prayer was signed into law in 1952 by President Truman. President Reagan amended the law in 1988 to state that the observances would be held the first Thursday in May.

Our family will absolutely be observing this day and most definitely be praying for the man that is to be leading our country.

I am so very thankful that I have a sovereign Savior who I can and do put my hopes in for real change.

"God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are a gift from God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that His justice cannot sleep forever...."

- Thomas Jefferson


Stefanie said...

So well said, Ohilda. Thankfully our Lord REIGNS today and every day :)

Sassy Pants Freckle Face said...

WOW, Just when I thought there was hope,...

Tami said...

Unfortunately, this doesn't really surprise me, only saddens my heart over the direction of this country.

Blessed is He that trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20

YOU are my hope; O Lord God, You are my confidence. Psalm 71:5

Susan said...

Hey Ohilda, I thought of you when I read this. Feel free to delete this post if you want, but thought I'd pass it on. Very sad.
*Great Orators of the Democratic Party*

'One man with courage makes a majority.'
- Andrew Jackson

'The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.'
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

'The buck stops here.'
- Harry S. Truman

'Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.'
- John F. Kennedy

And for today's Democrats...

'It depends what your definition of 'IS' is?''
- Bill Clinton

'That Obama - I would like to cut his NUTS off.'
- Jesse Jackson

'Those rumors are false .... I believe in the sanctity of marriage.'
- John Edwards

'I invented the Internet.'
- Al Gore

'It doesn't matter if the planet is cooling and plants need it to live. We still have to ban carbon dioxide.'
- Henry Waxman

'The next person that tells me I'm not religious, I'm going to shove my rosary beads up their ASS.'
- Joe Biden

'America is--is no longer, uh, what it--it, uh, could be, uh what it was once was...uh, and I say to myself, 'uh, I don't want that future, uh, uh for my children.' - Barack Obama

'I have campaigned in all 57 states.
- Barack Obama

'You don't need God anymore, you have us Democrats.'
- Nancy Pelosi

'Paying taxes is voluntary.'
- Harry Reid

'Bill is the greatest husband and father I know. No one is more faithful, true, and honest than he.'
- Hillary Clinton

'The days of "traditional values" and strong foreign policy are over.'
- Chuck Schumer

'I do not regard Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as problems, I regard them as great assets. I do not think we are facing any kind of a crisis. Fannie and Freddie pose no threat to the Treasury.'
- Barney Frank

Under the Florida Sun said...

Wow! You have a great blog here!
Just stopping by to say hi, but hope I get a chance to come back by and visit!!

Sarah Dawn said...

As we serve in another nation, thank you for gently remind us to pray for our home country. God is a God of miracles, He can do anything!

Hugs from Costa RIca,
Sarah Dawn

Sherri said...

Paying taxes is another "do as I say and not as I do" for this administration. Tax cheats galore!

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