I was going to stay away from Political things here at Focus for awhile. But – I just found an article on WorldNet Daily that I could not resist bringing to your attention.
These are the words of Nation of Islam leader, Louis Farrakahn, on Barack Obama, February 28.
You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.
We are living in very challenging times right now. People are looking for answers on the economy and world peace. Every time I hear Obama speak – I do not hear any answers. I do hear a man who is very good at speaking… he is slick and polished without any substance. When he speaks I don’t hear the Messiah… I hear an empty suit. I’m not thrilled with McCain right now either. He needs to step it up in my opinion. I also believe that non of us need to sit back and ignore what is going on… no matter how bad this election season disgusts all of us!
As for the youth vote, I have talked to of a couple of parents lately who have children of voting age who are voting for the first time. Their children have come to them with questions about this election. They have each challenged their children to educate themselves on the candidates to determine for themselves which candidate “most likely” supports their ideas, opinions, and values. From what I have heard – these young people decided for themselves to choose someone who is NOT being proclaimed as the “Messiah”.
Obviously, I am supporting McCain. No, I don’t agree with everything about McCain. The most recent thing is this Bailout vote. (The markets lost 18% of its value this week.) In addition to Obama’s policies, I’m very nervous about Obama’s radical affiliations. There are too many to ignore. As a Christian, I have attended many churches searching for a place where I can serve. I listen and ask questions about the beliefs and values of those in leadership. Obama sat under Rev. Wright for 20 years and not once heard those kinds of comments from him?! I find it hard to believe. Look for yourself into this guys life he has a trail of questionable associations… poor judgments… I don’t want that kind of person as my leader.
In the next clip, anyone can mess up when speaking (I know that I’ve done it) but this one is pretty hard to stomach when so much of his life is in question.
What I am asking of those in leadership is to be honest with me… honest with all of us. Quit spouting off half-truths and quit being liars. Both sides. Shoot straight. Tell us what you really believe and stand for on all of it. That’s what “grass roots” America really wants… but is “grass roots” America really what you are fighting for?
I have a lot on my mind these days. My mind is always on hyper-thought. It’s been difficult to capture each of these thoughts… it gets kind of frustrating.
My time has been a bit divided with my thoughts as well. The news about the election and the economy gets overwhelming. My mind is made up on the election (I’ve already cast my vote!!) and as for the economy I don’t support this bail out. The Senate just passed the $700 Billion Bill. Now it’s in the House’s lap. One Senator said this was not for Wall Street but rather for Main Street. Whatever! Does this mean that the loans are going to start flowing once again? I don’t think so! (I’m very skeptical – at best!)
You see there I go with my thoughts once again… I didn’t sit down to write about this. I can say I am on a track now to be focused on our finances like never before. We are so close to being on the right side of the tracks as far as finances goes… there are a couple of hurdles still yet to make…
But I’m not wanting to talk about that either. God is good. I may have some fear over the election, the economy, and finances – but I know God has a plan that is being lived out. His plan is being worked out globally and His plan is being worked out in your life and mine. That is so mind blowing to me.
If a man or woman is called of God, it doesn’t matter how difficult the circumstances may be. God orchestrates every force at work for His purpose in the end. If you will agree with God’s purpose, He will bring not only your conscious level but also all the deeper levels of your life, which you yourself cannot reach, into perfect harmony. (Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, September 29).
I’m trusting God to bring out those deeper levels and allow my thoughts to be effectively communicated for His purposes. God is so good to us all. We need to trust Him more than ever through these tough times that we are all facing at this time in history.
One more hyper-thought… with all of the attention on the election and the economy let’s not forget we have men and women fighting for our country overseas. We have others preparing for war. We really need to remember to pray for them and for the leaders of our military. Pray for God’s peace to rule in their hearts in these troubling times. I’m asking God to give our leaders wisdom… may God’s purposes prevail.
Ever tried to lay down a burden? Have you ever tried to let something go that was totally tormenting your every thought?
Monday night this week I went to bed relatively early (before Greta van Susteran was done talking about Tood Palin). But I was up at 12:55 AM not to return to sleep until 4:30 AM. During the time I was awake I was trying to pray through this thing… I was trying to lay down my burden. I finally fell asleep still holding onto a burden I wanted to let go of.
So, what does one do?
How do you let go of something that you really want to let go of?
I don’t have any answers here.
But an hour or so later I woke up again. The following is what was running through my mind… through my heart… and has stayed present on my mind the past two days. These are the words of Darrin McWatters from everybodyduck. The song: “Consuming Fear”.
I'm gonna trust in the Lord I'm gonna trust in the Lord I'll not be afraid I'll not be afraid I'll not be afraid anymore I cast all my cares upon You And anytime I don't know just what to do I will cast all my cares upon You I cast all my cares upon You
This is a great story to read. Take a few moments to follow the link here to read this story. It’s a story about a family with a child with Downs Syndrome who got the opportunity to meet the McCain’s and Palin’s.