Don’t be fooled, Part 5

Don’t be fooled by the GOP leadership.  They are keep putting borderline Democrats as presidential candidates.  They are telling us that these candidates, McCain, Romney, Bush, Dole and now Jeb Bush as viable candidates.  I have read some articles and I find that I agree with them.  If the RINOs don’t become more conservative in their platforms then they are going to lose the base that have continued to re-elect them over the past

The GOP leadership is conned again and again by the main stream media (MSM) and the Democratic leadership.  They don’t want to be bad-mouthed on national TV.  They don’t want to look bad in front of the country.  And why is that?  They want to be re-elected.  They are not any better than the Democrats.  They have been duped into believing that the government handout programs are necessary, and all they need is a Republican tweak in order to make them fiscally responsible and acceptable.

It is time to stop worrying about being re-elected.  It is time to stop paying attention to the MSM and Democratic leadership.  RINOs look more foolish when they cave before them then when they actually stick to their principles of conservative ideas.  In 2014, Ted Cruz and the Tea Party were smeared and eviscerated for the government shutdown.  That type of action needs to happen more often in a government.  It is time someone actually looked out for the interests of the people they claim to represent but only care about maintaining their office.

I hope one day that the Tea Party will take over the Establishment of the GOP.  For too long the GOP has been reactionary and not proactive.  Too long they have allowed the Left to lead them around by the nose.  Too long they have been intimidated by the MSM who are fed by the Left.  I know someone who was born with severe scoliosis.  During his early childhood, after a series of operations, the doctors fused iron bars to either side of his spine, to strengthen it during his life.  I believe the GOP leaders need the same type of operation.

January 12, 2015

I was listening to the Christian radio station this morning and heard an ad for something called a Prayer Ring.  The idea behind it is to encourage groups or families to pray together by holding the ring, and also as a reminder to pray.  On the surface it seems like a good idea.  To me it screams “gimmick” and the condition of society today that is so busy doing busy things that we become too busy to do anything that will build our relationship with God.  We are more interested in what celebrities are tweeting about their insignificant lives than we are about the very significant life of our Savior.

I know of what I am talking about.  I made myself busy doing a lot of nothing but feeling sorry for myself, depressed about my situation, and indulging in and seeking solace from my secret sin of sexual fantasies.  It never satisfied.  Never.  I have a Twitter account but I stopped using it.  It was exactly what I thought it was, celebrities and others tweeting mostly nonsense and I quickly got bored with it. I have no interest in any of that. On occasion I go on my Twitter account but that is usually every three months.

Now, I only care about my Lord and Savior, His church, my family and my church family.  Why did I run away from God for all those years?  I was never so lonely in my life as I was during those years.  It took me 35 years to realize my only solace can be found in time spent with the Living Savior.

All this instant access and instant gratification through 300 channels of TV, cell phones and the internet, has led to impatience and a restless mind.  I cannot, and will not, sit long enough to wait on the Lord.  I try to pencil Him in into my self-important, busy schedule, and telling Him to make an appointment so the Spirit can speak to me.  The Prayer Ring only confirms this.  I shouldn’t need a reminder to pray, and I should be setting aside my schedule to make time for God.  The Psalmists say it over and over:

Psalm 27:14

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.                                                                                                                                                                 Psalm 5:3

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.                                                                                                                                                            Psalm 37:7

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

This is just a small sampling.  I should be “boldly approaching the throne of God” with my requests, with a pure heart and conscience, and laying my needs and requests at His feet, or just to spend time in His Presence.

 

The Father has been patient with us while we stumble through His teaching of love, obedience and sacrifice.  I need to be patient and wait for the voice of the Spirit.