Been watching the Olympics in China and this political race lately? Competition doesn’t always have to be a bad thing, OH NO IT DOESN’T! It can be real good! Man, I feel like fighting the good fight today; like doing my P.H.D. homework (Pray Hard Daily) in advance before the election. Yup, I woke up feeling patriotic. As I watch Obama and McCain, it makes me want to talk with their Maker. I think none of us should ever underestimate how much we Americans love to win ...as one of the candidates seems to be in the habit of doing. Can you imagine running for high office in this Land and totally miss-assessing what the people are really like that you hope to lead?
Of course none of us here are perfect by any means, but winning is indeed in our blood. Americans are can-do, hardworking, generous people ..and hopefully Americans will always be that way as long as we are a nation on this planet. And Americans like to W-I-N right! We must never forget that we win most when we pray to the Father fervently.. in Christ ..according to the will of God ..with expectant faith! That address with our p-mail if very important (many miss that).
Man, I love our great nation, our heritage of sacrifice, and the people here! I want to do my part; my duty. God loves Americans too …just as much as He loves those of other nations that He wants us to serve and reach with the Gospel by His power. And God is the ultimate optimistic-Winner too ...that we all would do well to emulate as we return to the Bible for the purpose of wisely applying it. He will win even if it costs Him a whole lot. I've noticed that about Him.
Don't believe me? Just look at the cross and read to the end of His Book. You know, I love being on His winning team, even if the team unfortunately stubs its toes from time to time. What team are you on? Did you know that you can join this team as well, through repentance and faith in the Bible Jesus? There's no other way. Why not join Him now? God always wins and the devil is a major loser who will soon be trashed into the lake that cooks. Why be on his team?—yes, why not get off the devil's team today by getting on the only Other team?
I think Paul felt like I do today. He declared, "Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life" (2 Cor. 2:16). He was also grateful saying, "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ" (1 Cor. 15:57).
My soldier son, Nathan, in Iraq just called yesterday. He gives us good and fascinating reports and I feel so grateful for the successful surge he and all his comrades have brought about over there. They are doing a good job to protect us here at home. It was a hard-earned victory in Iraq that of course is not over yet. I'm also grateful for General David Howell Petraeus, the current Commanding General over there and for all the soldiers who have paid the price in both invasions. Man's sin is why wars happen. Personally, I hate the killing kind of wars, but I do want to do spiritual warfare and win …over and over and over again. Don't you?
Yes, whether we're talking about the Olympics in China, or football here at home… or about the military, or the economy… we Americans simply like winning and love proper leading that helps us to win. That's why we need to keep praying for this nation—that's why we need to live exemplary lives in Christ seven days a week! And that's why we want a president who doesn't give into pessimism, smooth-lying or wimpy-ness! We need to go with those who are closest to God's heart (as revealed in the Bible) in the issues, in character and in lifestyle. Their words matter.
It's interesting watching how things are going spiritually, economically and politically right now. While one candidate touts the successes of the victory regarding the surge in Iraq, the other one downplays it big time. I don't get it, but I do know this… Americans like to get on board with a humble leader who serves a greater cause, other than that of his own self interests. America loves a leader who is an incessant winner; who has a firm relentless determination in their gut; one who speaks with clarity and interminable conviction inside about protecting our people and doing what is right domestically ...and even internationally.
Of course you and I are to be more concerned about who will be in God's house ...than who will end up in the White House, but that doesn’t mean we can’t use what little influence we have. Jesus is the ultimate Answer for Dems and Repubs. He rolls up His sleeves and reaches across the isle, if you will. Saved Dems and Repubs are really beautiful people that gain a unity that’s enviable. That's why together, we want to pray believing for authentic biblical awakening ..seeking relentlessly, to see God's will done in America!
This great experiment—this nation—is too young to crumble. It was founded on the principles of Jesus and He is the One to flee to from the coming wrath. We must start with what is and work from there to see this Land be a place that is conducive for innovative evangelism minus compromise, that is conducive for proper law making, and for missionary sending endeavors. You know, even if every worker in the White House ended up being a red hot “balanced” Christian after November, it really wouldn't be near enough to turn back the tide of wickedness. It’s too late for that now, but it’s not too late to win; to vote wisely, to live godly, and to jump down on to our knees daily to fight like men with a purpose ...until we simply see the results! America needs wise voting plus...