Loneliness – are you feeling it as you shelter in place?

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Today, we celebrate our Armed Forces. We say, “thank you” to each of them for their bravery, service, and dedication.
Right now, as I am typing these very words, our rights are being threatened. We have been told to stay at home, not go to work, not go outside, to only see our loved ones for medical emergencies, and not to go to our places of worship.
What?? How can this be? We are Americans. We love our freedoms! We are blessed with freedom of speech, worship, to protect ourselves, etc.
These rights are given to every citizen of America.
No law, no decree, no executive order can take these from us.
Yet, we have power-hungry government officials that seem to think they have the power to take our rights away.
We voted these officials into office, and we can vote them out of the office too. We can seek retribution in the courts. In some states, we can even recall officials.
We have to do something. We cannot lay down and let these officials strip away our rights.
If we allow our rights to be taken now, how long will it be until they do it again or find a way to take away our rights permanently.
We are being controlled and silenced. What is the tool they are using to silence us?  Fear of course.
We are silenced from speaking up about our rights and these atrocious attacks on them.
Our worship is being silenced.
That is one thing we cannot allow to happen because God desires and deserves our worship.
When we worship, mountains move, bodies are healed, minds are restored, marriages are made whole again, addictions are broken, and miracles happen.
When we worship, God moves!
Our worship makes all of heaven move on our behalf.
We cannot allow our worship to be silenced!
Our answer to this pandemic is in our worship. The answer to a vaccine is in our worship, and our economy’s recovery is in our worship. America’s breakthrough is in our worship.  America’s next level is in our worship.
Every answer is in our worship.
Whatever happens, do not allow your voice to be silenced! Do not let your worship to be taken away from you.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you contact your senator, representative, governor, major, your city council, and even the President.
All of us have to take some action now. Call, write, email, sign a petition, start a petition, or peacefully protest.
Let them know that our voices will not be silenced and that we will not sit by as our rights are stripped away.
America, stand up now. If we don’t, God help us!
Don’t give up now. I see God in the midst of all of this. He is at work. He has not and will not ever forget us.
He sees our suffering, and He hears our prayers.
Keep praying, pushing forward, and keep worshiping Him.
Pray without ceasing because that is what His word tells us to do.
Pray fervently. God’s His word says that a fervent prayer availeth much.
As we pursue God fervently, I see a mighty move of God coming because we pushed through and didn’t give up.
God will avenge America. God will restore America and all Her citizens.
I know it easy to become hopeless with so much negativity surrounding us.
That negativity seeks to pull you into its grasps.
Now, let your faith arise. Your faith is what destroys the hopelessness. God will repay your faith because He always honors those with faith.

Our American rights are under attack

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Today, we celebrate our Armed Forces. We say, “thank you” to each of them for their bravery, service, and dedication.
Right now, as I am typing these very words, our rights are being threatened. We have been told to stay at home, not go to work, not go outside, to only see our loved ones for medical emergencies, and not to go to our places of worship.
What?? How can this be? We are Americans. We love our freedoms! We are blessed with freedom of speech, worship, to protect ourselves, etc.
These rights are given to every citizen of America.
No law, no decree, no executive order can take these from us.
Yet, we have power-hungry government officials that seem to think they have the power to take our rights away.
We voted these officials into office, and we can vote them out of the office too. We can seek retribution in the courts. In some states, we can even recall officials.
We have to do something. We cannot lay down and let these officials strip away our rights.
If we allow our rights to be taken now, how long will it be until they do it again or find a way to take away our rights permanently.
We are being controlled and silenced.
We are silenced from speaking up about our rights and these atrocious attacks on them.
Our worship is being silenced.
That is one thing we cannot allow to happen because God desires and deserves our worship.
When we worship, mountains move, bodies are healed, minds are restored, marriages are made whole again, addictions are broken, and miracles happen.
When we worship, God moves!
Our worship makes all of heaven move on our behalf.
We cannot allow our worship to be silenced!
Our answer to this pandemic is in our worship. The answer to a vaccine is in our worship, and our economy’s recovery is in our worship. America’s breakthrough is in our worship.  America’s next level is in our worship.
Every answer is in our worship.
Whatever happens, do not allow your voice to be silenced! Do not let your worship to be taken away from you.
Now more than ever, it is crucial that you contact your Senator, Representative, Governor, major, and even the President.
All of us have to take some action now. Call, write, email, sign a petition, start a petition, or peacefully protest.
Let them know that our voices will not be silenced and that we will not sit by as our rights are stripped away.
America, stand up now. If we don’t, God help us!
Don’t give up now. I see God in the midst of all of this. He is at work. He has not and will not ever forget us.
He sees our suffering, and He hears our prayers.
Keep praying, pushing forward, and keep worshiping Him.
Pray without ceasing because that is what His word tells us to do.
Pray fervently. God’s His word says that a fervent prayer availeth much.
As we pursue God fervently, I see a mighty move of God coming because we pushed through and didn’t give up.
God will avenge America. God will restore America and all Her citizens.
I know it easy to become hopeless with so much negativity around us.
That negativity seeks to pull you into its grasps.
Now, let your faith arise. Your faith is what destroys the hopelessness. God will repay your faith because He always honors those with faith.

This is NOT the time to be defiant!

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We, as the human race, are in a war. This war does not carry a weapon like a gun or explosives.
This war is against a deadly and silent assailant.
This assailant does not care how much fame, fortune, or notoriety you have! All these items will not stop the virus from finding you.
This virus does not care about age, skin color, gender. It does not care if you about your political affiliations. It only cares about one thing, which is the destruction of the human body.
For those who don’t think this is a grave matter, they are sadly mistaken. The fact that the virus SEEMS not to attack younger people should not matter.
Those of you who continue to defy the precautions being set forth by health professionals is indeed a selfish act.
You may be thinking that you are young and will not catch this virus or perhaps even believe that you are immune because of your youth.
What about your parents? If they are older, you are putting them in danger of this virus.
What about your siblings who may have an underlying condition? You are putting them in danger of this virus.
What about your grandparents with multiple underlying conditions? You are placing them in grave danger!
Can you imagine living with the knowledge that your stubbornness caused severe illness or even death of a loved one? I can’t even fathom that!
It is time to listen! It is time to heed the advice of those who know what they are talking about.
It is not the time for selfishness, stubbornness, or being unaware of how your actions will cause death and destruction to others.

If there were ever a time to seek God’s face, this is it!
If there was ever a time to seek God’s forgiveness, to fast, and to repent, this is it.
If there were ever a time to ask God to intervene in our present crisis, this is it.
If there were ever a good time to find out if God answers our prayers, this is it!
If there were ever a good time to ask Jesus to become your Lord and Savior, THIS IS IT!
If there were ever a good time to learn and apply God’s word, THIS IS IT.

We can no longer be silent as our magnificent nation is run into ruin!

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If you care about our nation, it is time to get involved in how this nation is being run.
If you are an American citizen, you are blessed! This nation is the best in the world. I am not bragging or being overly cocky as I am only stating the truth.
If you are blessed enough to travel around the world, you know this to be true. So many nations live in poverty with corrupt governments or leaders that do not care about its citizens.
America is a great nation! I am thankful that God bestowed me the gift of being an American citizen. I thank Him often for this gift.
This land was founded on God, blessed by God, and continues to be a beacon of God’s love and hope to all other nations.
We are blessed to live in a nation where we can elect the officials who run it.
Lately, we all have done a poor job of keeping tabs on these individuals.
I get it. I know you are super busy. You have a job or jobs, a family, and a ton of other responsibilities to tend to.
I am not criticizing any of you. I know how overwhelming life can become at times with all of our responsibilities.
I work two jobs, have a family, etc., but I made a decision that I had to get more involved in the way this nation was headed.
It appears that elected officials who have been in office for long periods have placed their pocketbooks, families, hunger for power, and their agenda in front of the good of America and Her citizens.
For many years now, they have gone unchecked and allegedly managed to become corrupt.
It seems that their main concern is not for the citizens for this mighty nation but for allowing, promoting, and protecting people who gain access to this nation through illegal methods.
Now, the people running to replace our current President have also shown loyalty to those who come here illegally. They have stated that they will take the hard-earned money of American taxpayers to foot the bill for social services to assist those who gained access to our country by breaking our laws.
They have also stated that they will raise the taxes of American citizens to take care of all these illegals immigrants.
One of these individuals stated that he would raise the taxes of people who make a mere $29,000 a year to help pay for all the social services that these illegal individuals will need.
What about our citizens? Who is taking care and looking out for our American citizens who are elderly, sick, have mental issues, disabled, a veteran, or those who are living in extreme poverty?
There is no option but to get involved. We can’t sit around anymore and complain and yet do nothing to help.
You may not have the time to take on every issue, but there are a few that are too important to be ignored anymore.
Pick 2 or 3 issues that are important to you, your family, and your community.
If I had to pick only 3, I would say that my top 3 are abortion, the budget deficit, and the revitalization of America, which includes, American jobs, American wages, etc.)
Apologies, but I would have to add one more to my plate. That being the reinstating of God back into our nation, our schools, our lives, and our families.
I truly believe God will ask each one of us on the day of judgment what we did to change things for the better.
We have a responsibility to each other to hold our leaders accountable for any corruption and lies that they have committed. If they have broken the law, they too must be held accountable.
If they refuse to do what is best for America, then it is time to vote them out of office.
We can no longer allow them to stay in office with the agenda of themselves first and foremost, illegals immigrants second, and American citizens in last place.
When they entered their position in government, they took an oath to uphold our Constitution and to protect the citizens of this nation above everything else.
They placed their hand on the bible and swore to uphold the Constitution and to protect us. I guess they think that this small action of their hand on the bible isn’t very significant.
Well, I hate to be the one to burst their bubble, but when they placed their hand on God’s word and swore with their very own words, they swore and promised to complete the responsibilities placed on them. They openly and willingly made a promise to us, but most of all, to God Himself.
Now, God honors His word and His promises, and He expects the same from us. If we placed our hand on His word and swore or affirmed that our actions and our words will conform to what is expected of us, we are entering into a covenant/contract/promise with God.
Affirming that we will speak the truth or that we promise to uphold certain things or people above all other things is a serious business.
Those who placed their hand on the bible and swore, to tell the truth, or to uphold certain things will have to answer to God Himself when they fall off that path.
Next time you have to place your hand on the bible and swore or affirmed, to tell the truth, please pick your words very carefully. Lying or purposely misleading people after you place your hand on the bible and affirm to be truthful is something not be messed with.
I, for one, do not want to know what the consequences are for misleading or lying after affirming I would be truthful and not misleading.
Each one of us will answer to God for every word we spoke, for actions that we purposely used or sought to bring hurt, despair, or agony to others.
Again, this also reflects how powerful our words are.
Again, this nation was a gift to us from God. We are responsible for how it is run. We must speak up when we see abuse. It is time to get America back on the right track.
Regardless of how much we have to go on in our lives, we have to get involved. When you are asked by God why you did nothing to change how specific individuals where corrupting His gift, what will you tell Him?
What excuse will you give God? There is no excuse good enough. And to stand in front of God and give excuses, which are mere lies we tell ourselves to ease our guilt, shame, or to make us feel better, will in no way suffice for our inaction.

Our society is broken!

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Our society has deteriorated over the last 60-70 years.
Mental instability is on the rise. The amount of people on prescription drugs for anxiety and similar disorders is on the rise.
Homelessness, poverty, violence, drug use, over prescribed medications, hate, and despair are all on the rise.
What has contributed to the rise in all these areas? It is easy to place your finger on the answer. The increase in all of these areas can be attributed to one factor!
It is the loss of God in our lives!
We have chosen to look the other way as the amount of children born out of wedlock has risen. The amount of children raised without a father in the home has skyrocketed. And the amount of people that believe in God and attend houses of worship has steadily decreased.
Statics have shown us that children raised without a father are more likely to turn to crime and drug use.
We have chosen to look the other way as gateway drugs like marijuana become legal. We look on without action as suicide rates have risen. We see people losing their lives to lethal illegal drugs, but we still chose to do nothing. We stand idly by as our jobs have been shipped overseas. We have watched American cities fall into pits of despair, poverty, and hopelessness.
We sit silently by as God is taken out of our schools, as He is removed out of many courthouses, city halls, etc.
Some of us sat, doing nothing as the greetings of Christmas were almost silenced by those who called it offensive.
We have told God to leave our schools. Now, our children are the victims of gun violence, suicide, perversion, and death.
We have told God to leave our city halls, our courthouses by taking His commandments down. Now, our courts are dens of lies, dishonesty, corruption, hate, discrimination, etc.
We have allowed the murder of innocent babies via abortion. We choose to sit by and say nothing as our taxpayer monies are used to fund these murders.
God does not mince words. Murder is murder. The abortion of a baby is murder.
What ungodly repercussions have we allowed to invade our lives, our towns, our cities, and our nation with the atrocities of the murder of innocent babies?
In some places of worship, there is no worship of God. There is only the talk and teachings of how terrible America is, how She is a nation of lies and murder.
Now, these places of “worship” produce mass murderers via suicide bombings.
There have been discussions of removing “In God, we trust” on our currency. If that ever happens, we will suffer profound consequences.
I am no way saying that people should love money! I am no way saying that God loves money because He does not.
I am saying that our money IS GOD’s money.
He requires us to tithe with our money. In turn, He takes that tithe and blesses us and others via our obedience.
We have to invite God back into our places of worship.
By reopening our hearts to God, we will allow Him back into the lives of our families, schools, towns, cities, and back into our nations.
We have to seek the face of God daily! We must seek His forgiveness for the acts of our families, our cities, our towns, and our beautiful nation!
He tells us to seek His face, pray, ask for His forgiveness so He can heal our nation(2Chron7:14).
I am not sure about you, but I am tired of the innocent being murdered. I want and choose God, above all else in my life! As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord (Joshua24:15)!
Will you choose God again? Will you decided to put Him first again? Will you turn back to Him again? Let us do it together.
You keep asking God “what can I do” as you watch these horrific incidents keep happening in our nation.
Here is a clear plan that WILL bring a turnaround for America. Seek God’s face, repent, repent for our nation, and pray. Pray relentlessly, diligently, and without ceasing!!!
The future of our families lives, our lives, the lives of our fellow citizens, our society, and the world depend on it!

He will answer our prayers.

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We pray for specific things asking God to bring it to pass.
We have an idea of just how we expect God to answer our prayers.
We put God in our box, we contain Him, and we place limits on Him.
We tell Him exactly how to do things because that is how it will perfectly fit into our lives.
But one thing we have to remember. God is not a man! God does not work on our timeline or schedule.
God does not work inside our perfect box. God does bigger, grander, and humongous things.
God will not answer your prayer the way you are expecting Him to.
God will bust your box wide open. He will destroy any preconceived idea of how He does things.
However, He does answer your prayers; it will make you stand back in awe of Him. His answered prayers will blow your mind.
Have you ever heard of the phrase “be careful what you pray for”?
God will answer your prayer, but when He does He will push you out of your comfort zone. He will bring a test to prepare you for the exact thing you prayed for.
Be prepared to be moved into a place of discomfort as God tests, builds, refines, prunes, and brings pressure to your life.
He does all of these things out of His love for us. He cannot bring answered prayers without preparing us.
Doing so would destroy us. We cannot receive our answered prayers without first being prepared.

Pursue your destiny in 2019!

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Our prayers MUST produce!