Who are we that the God of all creations knows our names?
Who are we that the God of all gods loves us so much?
Who are we to deserve this type of never-ending unconditional love?
We are not extraordinary, but our God makes and sees each of us as unique.
We do not deserve His love, but He gives it freely anyway.
We do not deserve His Son, Jesus, to save us.
We are sinners and are unworthy of His tremendous gift, but our God loves us anyway. So much so that He gave us the ultimate precious gift this season.
Though unworthy, He gave His son for each of us to no longer be slaves to our sins. Thank You, God, for your amazing grace!
Today, we celebrate the birth of the Savior of the world.
Jesus is God’s word to come to life.
Even though we have been marred with heaviness, sadness, separation, and feared this year, we cannot forget the real reason for this season.
Today, we should be full of joy and delight with the knowledge that we have been spared the fate of damnation through our Savior.
Jesus, our Savior, is born for each of us to have everlasting life.
Merry Christmas to each of you, and may the joy of this season carry you through into next year.
Congress, you were elected by the people to work for the people. You took an oath that you would uphold our Constitution and protect the citizens of this mighty nation.
We counted on you to keep your promises to us. We placed you in a place of power to work for us. We didn’t put you into that office to rewrite our Constitution or reimage what the Constitution means to you, give away our jobs, and eliminate the middle class.
We placed you there to create jobs, create opportunities for all American citizens, create fair laws, and do what you said you were going to do.
You made us promises while you asked us for our votes. Then, we elected you. We trusted you. Then we went about our own business of raising our families, making our livings, and running our businesses.
Year after year, this went on. We kept trusting you. We kept believing in you.
Most of us wanted to pay attention to what was going on. We wanted to go to the rallies, attend the fundraisers, and go to the town meetings, but we were too tired. We were too busy working longer and harder hours for less money.
We noticed something wasn’t right, but we were just too busy with providing and taking care of our families. We saw the prices of education, health care, medicines, and food rise and rise. What did we do? What could we do? We had to keep working to provide.
Then we noticed something very odd. We hear our children speaking differently as they talk about how much they hate America. We saw them turn from happy individuals to unhappy individuals filled with hate for others.
Again, we wanted to do something, but we were busy working three jobs to keep paying for the insanely high college tuition and board for all our children.
Now, with our children off on their own, things have started to slow down for us. We see that our savings aren’t going to be enough to provide for us through our retirement.
We face the hardship of knowing we have to go out and look for a part-time job to keep us afloat. We see medicine and healthcare skyrocket in costs. We don’t even have the money to travel as we had planned. All our dreams, we had seemed impossible to grasp.
We look around and see our neighborhoods have changed. We barely recognize them anymore. Many local small businesses have gone under, and so many houses are now abandoned and boarded up. All there is are the big chain stores. There are no more mom and pop shops left.
We get a call from the police to tell us our oldest child was arrested for looting in Portland. Wow! We are taken aback. We never saw that coming. We didn’t raise our children that way, but the college she attended seemed to have changed her from a well-adjusted young child to an angry, hateful adult.
We stand back and look. We wonder where we went wrong. We did everything expected of us. We took care of our family, worked hard, and raised our children to be respectful of others. We taught them to love and not hate. We taught them to help others and to volunteer. Most of all, we taught them to love America as She is the greatest nation on earth.
Where did we go wrong? Please wait a minute. Was it because we trusted those politicians with our jobs and our future. We gave them all power. Now there is some horrible virus going around, and we cannot go outside, we cannot work, we cannot go on vacation, and most of all, we can’t go to church and sing to worship our God.
We have to stay inside and wear masks at all times when we do get to go outside. How did all this happen? How did we get here? We look and see those same politicians are still in office. They are still making the same promises today as they did 30 years ago.
But we do see there is something different for them. Each of them is incredibly wealthy. These politicians get to take vacations and fly on private jets. They live in sprawling estates with tall fences and armed guards. They have fancy refrigerators and can go on T.V. and brag about the expensive desserts they love to enjoy.
We barely have enough money left to buy food. We cannot even afford some of our medications. We don’t have money for vacations, and we will never know how it feels to fly in a private jet. We don’t even have any police officers in our neighborhood anymore because those same politicians defunded our police.
Why did we trust them, and why did they let America turn into such ruins? Why didn’t they fight for America, for us and our jobs? Why did they get so powerful and seem to want more of it? What do we do next? How do we get out of this horrible situation?
America, many families are going through this very scenario. Many individuals have turned to drugs, alcohol, gambling to ease their pains. Suicide and depression are on the rise. Our children cannot go to school and have become stagnant in their growth and knowledge.
Covid-19 has decimated the economies of countries around the world. Many people are starving. There are food shortages, riots, death, and destruction all around us.
Anger, hate, division, and riots are ongoing. What are we to do? There is one thing we cannot give up on. That is prayer. I know I have said this repeatedly, but I don’t think many people understand how powerful our prayer is.
Yes, we made mistakes giving our power and trust to the wrong people, but God is a forgiving God. He is a vindicating and trustworthy God. And He is a God of the turnaround!
Our prayer invites a miracle-working God into our situations. I am not sure about you, but I want the God of miracles working for me. I want to send out that invitation for the divine turnaround. I want and need God to step in cause I have made a mess of things.
Prayer moves our mountains, and our faith pleases God. So, pray, pray, pray, and pray. Also, fast and plant a seed for God’s turnaround in the situations we are facing.
Don’t let the worries and fears of what is being said on T.V. stop your worship. Worship like never before and pray without ceasing. Pray until something happens – PUSH. Pray until God moves. I know you may not understand why it takes God so long to move, but we have to remember that God does not move on our time, and His ways are not our ways.
He is God who holds all power, knowledge, wealth, and wisdom!
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.
Many might be thinking, “where is God right now.” Perhaps they believe that He has left or abandoned us.
He hasn’t left us alone. Now don’t get me wrong when I say that because there will be a time when people will search for God, and He will not answer, but we are not there yet.
That means that you still have time to seek Him out. You still have time to ask Jesus to become your personal Savior.
That means that you still have time to seek God’s forgiveness.
God has not left us. He is aware of what we are facing and what we are going through.
God knows and sees all.
Many say how God can allow so many to die and suffer from this pandemic, food shortage, etc.
God is a God of order and process. He has a particular way of doing things.
We, as humans, have sinned and come short of God’s glory. We have not followed God’s instructions and directions on how to live our lives. We want to live our lives the way we see fit.
Most of the time, it is a life with God not included. We often think we can live without Him than when we find out we cannot; we cry out to Him in anguish to help us.
And He shows up, but remember that there will come a day when He won’t. Are you ready for that day?
When we sin, we cause doors to open that God never intended to open. With those open doors, we invite the enemy to wreak havoc on our lives and our family’s lives.
Every decision has consequences, and those consequences, depending on the decision, are either good or bad.
Right now, we are watching and feeling the effects of the human race, saying to God, please leave.
We asked Him to leave our schools by saying no more prayer and discussing God or religion.
Because of this decision, we now have school shootings, increased drug abuse, increased depression, increased anger, and frustration, and increased suicide.
We told God to leave our workplaces. Now we have work violence, hate, frustration, discord, racism, and bigotry.
We told God to leave our families. We told Him we didn’t need Him anymore. Due to that decision, we have more broken families, more teen pregnancies, more families without fathers, more poverty, and increased abortions.
And on and on it goes.
We told God to leave, and He did. In His absence, we essentially told sin, death, destruction, hate, bigotry to take over.
Now, here we are.
What are we going to do now? Well, we have two choices. We can not pray, gove up, and continue to watch as the world continues to deteriorate, or we can pray as we have never prayed before.
We cannot give up on our prayers. We cannot think that prayers aren’t working.
We can’t just say that we have prayed enough and decide to stop.
God tells us to pray until something happens. He tells us to pray fervently and continuously without stopping.
Now you may be saying that our prayers are not helping, but I think that they are. What evidence do I have?
Well, it’s the evidence of all the increased turmoil. With prayer, things always get worse before the breakthrough comes.
God shows up right on time. His timing is impeccable.
So pray and don’t stop praying. Pray together as a family. Pray in agreement. Pray a loud so that God, the enemy, and everyone listening can hear and keep praying. Don’t stop praying!
Then, the next step is to worship God for your prayers being answered. Even though everything is still chaotic with your human eyes, speak the opposite of what you see during your worship.
Speak life! Pray life and blessings. God will move! He has to because God cannot and will not fail!