Hey Bush has done a few things in his lame duck session. He made it more difficult for the Freedom of Choice Act to force all hospitals and OB/GYNs to perform abortions. Hotair has the complete scope on the ever changing rules and events.
This is awesome. The catholic church is willing to negotiate some things with Obama but not on the FOCA. If it passes then they said they have no choice but to shut down their health-care which apparently is one of the nations biggest health-care providers. Read the article here from Ed Morrissey. I thought Obama could make this an executive order but it has to go through congress so the GOP may have enough votes to filibuster and sustain it.
We need to be in prayer as there are several issues before President-elect Obama that he may repeal. One example is using our federal tax dollars overseas to pay for third world countries abortions. I did not know we had a ever done that but we did under the Clinton Administration. Bush went in there and changed that in his first 100 days. Many people may be for choice but I think mainstream America is not for our tax dollars paying for third world countries abortions when we have families out of work and the economy in dire straights. Congress has no authority on this issue. President Obama can go in there and change all of Bush’s policies with one stroke of a pen. We need to be in prayer. Here is the article from Ed Morrissey regarding other things he may change in his first 100 days.
My heart was ready for the message our Pastor gave tonight. I knew all my complaining and upset could not be completely godly. There are times in my life where I feel this urgency to be at church. This was one of those times. Let me just say I am at a new place spiritually that God will have to continue to help me with. I have repented privately and now I will repent publically before all of my readers. I apologize for the posts I have written over the past week regarding our future president. I still have many concerns and I do not like the fact that people are worshipping him as a god but I do have a new found respect for his position. In Christ, God can turn the heart of our new president towards him. He can turn the thoughts and views that Obama has to righteous thoughts and views.
Here is our pastor’s message from my notes.
1Timothy 2:1-5 NIV
I. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-2. For kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3. That is good and pleases God our savior. 4. who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 5. For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
We have to be in prayer for our new president and our country.
Five important prayer issues:
1. Pray for protection for our president, Obama, and his family.
2. Pray for our presidents heart to be turned towards righteousness and justice. (Moral issues and social issues)
Proverbs 21:1-3 NKJ
1. The kings heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water, He turns it wherever he wishes. 2. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes. But the Lord weighs the hearts. 3. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
14. Righteousness and justice are the foundations of your throne
Psalm 9:8 NIV
8. He will judge the world in righeouness; he will govern the peoples with justice.
Currently our president-elect believes:
A. You can get into heaven whether you are Christian or another religion.
We as Christians know the only way to heaven is through the salvation of Jesus Christ. There is no other way into heaven.
B. The word of God is not the final authority.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Examples- He believes in evolution and scientific reasoning in addition to the Bible. He also believes some parts of the Bible are out dated.
C. Homosexuality and same sex marriage does not violate God’s order for family.
We know that God loves everyone whether they are homosexual or heterosexual but he does not approve same sex relationships.
D. Abortion should be legal and it is a woman’s right to choose.
I learned something sobering tonight. 3900 abortions are preformed everyday in the US. 1.4 million a year. The African American population makes up 36% of all abortions. This video we watched said that African Americans are being extinct because they are having so many abortions. 36 million African American babies have been killed since 1973. If this would not have occurred there would be 50 million African Americans instead of 35 million now in the US. Abortion matters whether you think so or not. How many of those precious babies could have cured cancer or aids or brought revival to our nation or overseas? We’ll never know because they never were given a chance.
3. Pray for the governing of our economic system to be fair and equatable. We need to be helping the poor but we need to create jobs to do that. We do not need to give hand outs but hand ups. We need to give them the skills and education to make it and to rise above the poverty.
Proverbs 21:13 Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poor, will also cry himself and not be heard. The Lord cares for the poor. He has many scriptures concerning the poor.
Regarding taxes. If the church was taking care of the poor we would not need taxes to help the poor. Romnas 13:1 God will provide for you to pay taxes if you are helping the poor.
4. Pray that God will surround the president with wise and godly counsel.
Proverbs 13:20 NKJ
He who walks with wise men will be wise, but the companion of fools will be destroyed
Proverbs 24:6 NKJ
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war, and in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
President Bush was left uncovered. So many people are criticizing him, but did you ever think to pray wisdom upon him?
5. Pray that the president would govern in such a way that brings our country back together.
Matthew 12:25 NKJ
But Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them. “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.
Our nation is weak and we need to reconcile the races, cultures, parties. There are enemies that want to destroy this nation.
I hope this message impresses upon you the way it did with me.
While there are still many things that bother me about Obama, I commit to pray for him everyday all of these things and for our nation.
Did you know Abraham Lincoln was an atheist when he entered the white house? During his presidency he became a Christian and God changed his heart. He was one of the best presidents we ever had.
I leave you with this “If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray, I will heal their land.”
Ok I talked with a friend last night and I am not going into details but she just found out she is pregnant and she and her husband have been separated off and on for over a year. It is his child and it could not have come at the worst possible time. Many of her family members encouraged her to get an abortion or to give it up. No matter what you are going through abortion is not the answer and adoption since she is married and has two other children is not an option for her. She obviously is not doing either of these. She looks at this baby as a gift even though it is a bad time for her. She cried out for many years to have children and she had five miscarriages before she had her first child and then her second was a surprise also because she has a disease that does makes it extremely hard for her to get pregnant on her own. She had to do IVF with her first child.
I am against abortion. My cousin was not able to have children and she adopted a beautiful little boy that parents did not want him. I think adoption is the best way for those that cannot have children or want to provide a home for another child. Every child is special and valuable . This is my view. You can comment. If you disagree I am not arguing with you. You feel your way and I feel mine.
God knew us before we were born. I have dreamed about every single one of my children with their names before they were even thought about and I know that was from God showing me my girls and their purpose in this life. I know at some point I am going to have a son because I have seen him as a child and as a baby and me being pregnant with him. I am a firm believer that life is precious and sacred and to murder a baby is unthinkable to me. At 8 weeks along I could see my girls kicking, sleeping, moving around and I could see their heart beat on the ultra sound and your going to tell me that is not a person but a thing. They can feel pain and sadness. Human life is a gift! Children are a gift!