Friday, April 9, 2010
Howdy Y'all! It's FINALLY SPRING!! I have had enough of cold weather. I know that around the middle of June I will probably start complaining about the heat but I guess that just makes me human. I wish I could be a bit more like Paul at times when he said (I may paraphrase a bit here) "I have learned to be content no matter the circumstance." The thing is, I am satisfied! Spiritually. I have accepted Christ as my savior and I have wept at the foot of the cross for every drop of Jesus's precious blood spilled because of my sinfulness and I have truly repented, I am washed clean by that precious flow. Life, my life is not perfect by any means but I have a house that is a home, I have friends who care about me, clothing, food in abundance (actually more than enough), reliable transportation and most important a wife (helpmate) who really loves me, understands me, cares about me, and all that even though she knows me and my quirks, foolishness and foibles. What is even more amazing is that she likes me! I like me, but I am amazed that some one else does too. We have had good times, abundant times, lean times, illness and down times and we see it all through together. The reason we can do that is because God is number one in our lives. We pray together, laugh together, cry together and we can be quiet together. I know I could go on with life if Leona was not in it, BUT I don't want to be without her. I know that Leona feels the same way. There is a line in that Jerry McGuire movie where the mute couple in the elevator are signing to each other and what passes between them is; "You complete me." That expresses exactly what and how I feel about Leona. God brought us together twice. The first time we got married and because of immaturity after almost 11 years together we divorced! We always stayed friends and occasionally we would communicate and then we even stopped that, but, miracle of miracles God brought us together again. This time, I will not make the mistake of letting her go. No matter what! We are truly meant to be together. I am not always sure why things are as they are, but it is not for me to question why. I just have to follow where God leads me (us) and trust that it is His plan and that it will eventually be to His glory! Nothing happens by accident or by coincidence. I am as sure of that as I am sure that the earth spins and the sun will come up again in the morning. I have lived long enough to know that . . ."All thing work for the glory of God." We may not ever come to know why, though the song says that; "Farther along we'll know all about it, farther along we'll understand why.' We have to have the bad times in order to appreciate the good times, lean times in order to appreciate times of abundance and see the evil in ourselves and the world to really appreciate the glory and wonders of God and His creation. What must be sufficient for us is to know that God has control and God knows His plan and why things must be as they are. There has been so much evil said about Barak Obama and what he is doing to this country that I am getting sick of it! I don't like him much and I don't like some of the things he has said about whites and this country, or some of the things he has done, but he is President because God wants him to be President! I pray for him and his soul every day! I pray for God's plan to be fulfilled. Whatever it may be. I urge you all to pray for Obama, and pray for this country to return to it's spiritual roots. Too many folks fought and died for this country and all that the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution is, and stands for, to let it slip away! We are a "Christian" country and our forefathers have based the foundation of this country on sound Judeao-Christian principles. Let us pray that we never forget it or let it be ridiculed or stripped away. We all need to wake up and pay attention! Do not let the politicians and "political correctness" weaken our standards of freedom and democracy. While we still have the right to vote let us use those votes to get a grip on our government. Let all those in Washington know through the power of our votes that we won't stand for it. If "they" do not respond to what we want and what we need then they do not have our votes. Vote them out of office. I pray that God will touch Obama's heart. I pray that He keep Obama safe. Most importantly I pray that God's will be done! God bless you all, and may we all praise God for the blessings that He has showered down upon us. It is ALL about Jesus and God's will!