Monday, November 12, 2012
In a spiritual sense my identity is found in Christ. Christ saved me and when I accepted the Truth of the Gospel my identity was transformed. 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here! I am incredibly thankful and amazed at how God works in our lives. However, being a woman; my Identity is also found in my home and my family. Similar to how a man finds his self or Identity in his career and how he provides for the Family. My career is my mommyhood. I take pleasure in my calling to be a faithful, submissive, and respectful wife; and a loving, kind, compassionate mommy. This being said, I'm a little depressed or sad today. My family is "off balance" right now. May it be from a year of chaos with my son? An emotional rollar coaster regarding a special "extended" family member that started in May? (of which is confidential so I cannot share it with you all) Many sleepless nights? My little girl growing up and not wanting to give up some "baby items?" The time-change throwing off the family's sleep schedule that was already not good? Or am I just burnt out and have I lost my sense of intuition to figure out what is going on with my family? Whatever the case may be, I'm struggling today with it. I want to fix it. God please help our family get back on track. May we look to you for all our needs and desires. Something is off balance, please give us the direction and wisdom to get back on track. Thank you for saving me and thank you for the cross, In Jesus Name...Amen.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation Under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."
~ The United States Pledge of Allegiance
The United States of America was founded upon christian principles of which I fully stand behind. This country was and is one nation UNDER GOD. No laws or presidents can change that fact. For years now, people have tried to remove God from their lives and this country. President Barrack Obama is just one of those people. He is supported by 50% of our American population and this saddens me. It doesn't matter how many votes this man gets or how many of us support his dream for America. The bottom line lies in the Truth. No matter how much of the "majority" of mankind votes on changing something that is "bad", no matter how many people want to turn the bad thing into a "socially good" thing, they can't truly change what is "Right and Wrong;" that was "set in stone" long ago by our Creator, God Himself. The bible clearly states the positions of these matters.
Abortion is by definition, "The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy." Human pregnancy is defined as the carrying of one or more offspring, known as a fetus or embryo, inside the womb of a female. A fetus is defined as an unborn human baby. So by definition alone; abortion is deliberately terminating the life of a human baby (regardless of why or how the pregnancy came to be). So then I ask, what is murder? Murder is the unlawful taking of someone's else's life. The Christian Apologetics& Research Ministry wrote a great article defending the unborn. I invite you to go read it, click here.
Genesis 9:6 states "Whoever sheds man’s blood, By man his blood shall be shed. My favorite verse which portrays and confirms that fact the unborn babies are living human beings is Exodus 21:22-23 “If men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she gives birth prematurely, yet there is no injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman’s husband may demand of him, and he shall pay as the judges decide. “But if there is any further injury, then you shall appoint as a penalty life for life. Since abortion is murdering a innocent life, abortion is morally wrong. I will not support, vote, or stand behind a president that willfully condones the mass murdering of these innocent lives.
This brings me to my second point, what is marriage in God's eyes? In Matthew 19:4-5, Jesus responds to the Pharisees asking Him about divorce. Not only did Jesus answer the Pharisees' question, he defined marriage as being between one man and one woman. Matthew 19:1-6 reads, "When Jesus had finished these words, He departed from Galilee and came into the region of Judea beyond the Jordan; and large crowds followed Him, and He healed them there. Some Pharisees came to Jesus, testing Him and asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any reason at all?”
And He answered and said, “Have you not read that He who created them from the beginning MADE THEM MALE AND FEMALE, And said, ‘FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH’? “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” One may ask, "who gives Jesus the authority to define how God sees Marriage? Well, my friend, I'm glad you asked. Jesus is God's Son in that He was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:35 declares, “The angel answered, 'The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.’” Hebrews 1:3 -- The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful Word. After He had provided purification for sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Colossians 1:15 -- He [Jesus]is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
" Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. 5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever."
It simply does not matter what my opinion is or what your opinion is. Frankly it doesn't matter what President Barrack Obama's opinion is. God's word is truth no matter who believes it or who does not. As an evangelical Christian, I regard the Bible as the authoritative Word of God and I will not support any persons going against the true testimony of Scripture. This being said, I am ashamed that President Obama is representing our country in this fashion; therefore; it is true that I am ashamed of what values America's vote represented in this election.
President George W. Bush was asked the question, "What is the greatest threat to America?" The President replied "The deterioration of the Family." (1)