Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fear or Faith

I try my best to be an optimistic guy. I can't stand pessimism and try not to delve into it. I mostly see the glass half full and seldom see it half empty. What makes the man, is whether he strives to succeed or gives up when he fails. Now, after saying that, we need to look at whether or not we have faith or we cower to fear.

One thing I have to say is, that this country started out with people that were optimistic. We told ourselves "we have to succeed or it's over", and over surely wasn't an option. We became a country that was envied by many. We were the standard for freedom. Why? Well, our faith in God, that's why. We believed in the one who created us. Our reward, I believe, was to be the beacon of hope that other people needed to see. Once other people caught a glimpse of it, they wanted it. They fought to come to our country just to experience it. We were the influence for freedom around the world. We did it by expressing our faith, and becoming that type of nation.

What is going on in our country today though. Faith has basically taken a backseat to fear. What do we hear from the leaders of this great nation now-a-days? Fear of what others think about us. I guess it is easier to back down than to stand up. Once, other countries envied us, now they hate us for being such a powerful force in the world. Because of that, we fear rejection of those countries and become apologetic.

Not only are we afraid of being rejected or mocked by these other countries, our own government is ruling by fear. They tell us what car to drive, or what light bulb we have to use, in the name of Global warming. They tell us what to eat, and what to learn in our schools. They tell us this, that, and the other thing in the name of their own agenda, and if we don't do these things, we will slowly destroy ourselves and this planet. Due to all these fear tactics, people worry and get stressed out. Some give up and commit suicide. Some get disillusioned and freak out. It consumes their lives. The point I'm getting at is, do you want to live a happy life or a life of fear and worry?

I mentioned in an earlier blog about how God has been taken out of this country. With Him, we were a country run by faith, and now have become a country run by fear. What can I say but this. Do you have something or someone positive to believe in, or do you believe in what people tell you? I, being a Christian, believe in the Almighty God of the Bible. I have faith in him. Knowing this, I found nothing in the bible that says this earth will end because of global warming, so I don't fear that. I never found in the bible about the earth ending due to being fat, and likewise, any other fear tactics this government tries to feed us.

God didn't create us to be afraid. He want's us to experience love and joy, peace and comfort. This is our country and we shouldn't let the fear mongers take over. Let's vote them out and invite God back in. Always remember, that fear forces our steps but faith guides them. Whoever this country puts their faith in, will determine how strong and prosperous this country can be. Man seems to be the lousy option.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Real Deal

I once read a story of "The Great Bottle Hoax of 1749". It was a bet between The Duke of Portland and the Earl of Chesterfield. The Duke bet The Earl that people would be gullible enough to spend a lot of money to see a man jump into a quart bottle, and that people would be able to come up on stage and handle it while the man was inside. Sure enough, wealthy people came from all over and spent good money to see this act. The theater was sold out. Of course there was no act, people rioted and so on and so forth.

Well I can't seem to get that out of my head when I think of this past election year. It's hard to believe Obama could have gotten such a big cult following. He basically said nothing, yet americans had fallen for everything he did say. He had to have bet someone that he could prove how gullible Americans were. How many more ways can he take our money before we wake up and realize what's going on. He wants our money, and we're giving it to him.

I hope that we can, at least, make it one more year so we can elect less wimpy "republicans" in the mid-term elections. We can't have liberalism run unchecked throughout our government anymore. Once we do that, then we'll have two more years before we can hopefully elect the next Ronald Reagan. I just pray that there is someone out there like that. I've heard it said that, if you try to be someone else, why not just choose that someone else. Then at least you're getting the real thing. That's exactly why we have liberals running our government. There are no republicans that stand for anything.

Next time we vote, hopefully there will be a conservative with guts and will stand out and step up. Someone who will follow God and his teachings, and not be ashamed. A hero. We miss you President Reagan. You were the real deal.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Donkey or the Frog

Lately I've been thinking about a story I heard years ago, maybe you know it. It was a story of the donkey that fell into a big hole. The farmer who lost it, finally found it. He couldn't find a way to get it out, so he started to shovel the dirt back in just to put it out of it's misery. As he was filling it back up, the donkey just kept on shaking the dirt off and stepping up onto it. Eventually the donkey was able to jump out.

I also have been thinking of another story though. It is about when a frog is put into a pot of cold water. It will just sit there. When the stove is turned on, and the water gets warmer, the frog would still sit there. The frog will not jump out of the water, and will eventually boil to death.

Why did I bring these two stories up? As I was thinking of them, I was reminded how We (Americans) have changed throughout the years. Think about it, we once were a nation of donkey's, and now have become a nation of frogs. Confused? Let me explain.

When this country became independent, we had to have started in a hole. I can't believe that there was an "Idiots Guide to Starting a Free Nation" book out there, which meant that there weren't many ideas of what to do next. Other than our will and determination, combined with a dream and most importantly, the Bible, could we have ever formed a more perfect and free society. Of course we've been in many holes since, but we have been a country that has learned from our mistakes, and the blessings of God has filled in those holes to let us out once, twice and three times over, but only because of His grace. Our foundation had always been on Him, and He has blessed us in the good times, but He also has extended His Grace in the bad times.

How times have changed though. The first two hundred years or so, we have been that donkey, so-to-speak. In the last sixty years or so, we have evolved into the frog. Ever since we started to take God out of this country, we started to pervert the Bible and disregard the Constitution, we began re-translating both of them. They now say what we want them to say, so it seems. Once we started to do that, liberalism has slowly creeped into our society. If it happened over night, we would never have allowed it. We as Christians should not have let that happen, but we have. We let one thing slide, then another, and another, until liberalism got a foothold and became part of the mainstream. We are slowly killing ourselves(our way of life). We never saw it coming. Now that we know, let's jump out before it gets worse.

How do we do that then? Well, let's ask God to forgive us and have mercy on this country once again, so He can start filling this hole we allowed ourselves to dig. Even if you don't believe in my God, what will it hurt to just say, God help us. Just that little will help a lot. We are all his children and he wants us to come to him, believer or not.