I write about health, which includes our body, mind, and soul. And, at present, the state of our country has everything to do with that. Allow me to explain.
I was thinking of our country and the changes that will be coming our way, and then I was thinking of Jesus and the changes he brought. So what do I mean by that, and how do the two tie in together?
Well, what we have now is a broken system and turning more ungodly every day due to the lack of respect and accountability. This lack of respect stems from bad parenting, teaching, and bad influences, to name a few.
What has that got to do with our country and changes? Well, it’s these beginning elements of respect that eventually make and shape people into who they are. These same people vote and make decisions not only for themselves but also for us if they are elected officials. Am I saying all elected officials should be perfect without past mistakes? No, not at all, but I am saying who you vote for effects every part of your life, and you should know what they stand for. Our country needs people who not only vote but who do their research and make educated decisions based on facts. Our county is at a tipping point, and you, as citizens have the freedom to voice which elected officials, you will support.
For those of you who think you’ve just tuned into the doom and glume network, hang tight because that’s not what this is. I am a journalist who still believes in reporting facts over emotions, old school I know, and encouraging people like you to do the same. The United States is a great nation. And, we, the people, have an obligation to fight for her just as our grandfathers, fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters have for generations. This fight is no longer oversees but at our front door. We can not avoid it or wish it away. Are we better off than a lot of countries? Yes, but if we don’t pay attention, we will soon join them.
It is your responsibility as a citizen to hold our lawmakers accountable no matter if they are local or Federal. Why? Because if you don’t, who will? Do you think you can sit by, do nothing, and then pass the blame for why our country failed? Do you think you are too insignificant? Are you waiting for Jesus to come and fix everything? We can not afford to sit back and watch as people make decisions for us; we must have a voice and stand firm on our convictions.
I think about Jesus and the changes he created by standing firm on His convictions. Jesus brought hope and life to Jews and Gentiles (i.e., non-Jewish people); he brought love and justice. When I mention justice, I’m not talking about the justice we have in today’s systems but true and Godly justice—looking to every person’s heart. Jesus not only held accountable the officials at the time but every person on earth. He did not wait for somebody else to come along. He taught disciples, leaders, and judges to uphold and keep the laws of the land (if they did not go against God’s laws) without compromising on their beliefs. Did that mean some died? Yes, but they died for a purpose and a cause. They died for something they ultimately believed in.
What is it you believe in? What are you not willing to compromise on? These are questions you should ask yourself when not only voting but living your daily lives. What and who you support should line up with what you believe. There is no grey area here.
Because corruption has been going on for centuries, do we continue to allow it? No folks, we change, we enforce the laws of our founding fathers (The Constitution), and we keep our country great. The people of America have been sitting for far too long. We need to stop the corruption taking over America from within by bringing true justice and God back into our homes and lives.
I am not talking about starting a revolutionary war, but I am talking about starting a revolution of God back in America. As a country, we have neutered our men, taken God out of our schools, given our rights to the Supreme Court, and killed millions of innocent babies. How long do you think this will go on without repercussions? By saying we stand strong as one nation under God, we are not only telling evil no but hell no.
Our country is going to change; that is a given. However, I still believe that if we truly want it to, it will continue to be for the better. Not only because of who is elected but because of who we are as individuals and ultimately a nation. A nation that believes we were all created free. Be who you are where you are at all times, and our country will change for the better. To live is Christ and to die is gain.
I’m not a preacher, but I am someone who cares about you, your families, and our country. I am saved from sin by a loving and just God and want to see our land of the free remain that way. Do you?
When you look at the state of our country, look first to yourselves. There is no one to blame but us for allowing what we have. Do some soul-searching and make sure when the time comes you are ready.
If you want something, you go out and get it, right? So want freedom, want liberty, and want justice. Remember, “You are one, but you are one.” Never forget that every person counts and that you can save our country, making it great, once again.
Your servant, fellow American, and sister in Christ…