Friday, January 1, 2010

A new year...a new start

Since I first started this blog (my second) it has never really meshed into what I intended it to be. My idea for this blog was to take the "Politics" that I am so consumed with and combine them with the "Religion" aspect that I so firmly believe go hand in hand. For whatever reason, I have never gotten these two combined in the way I envisioned. Maybe this year...

I have linked to several "Political" blogs (for which I am grateful! I much prefer getting my news "hot off the blogs") and to some "Religious" ones. I am always delighted (and encouraged) when I find one that perfectly mixes my two passions.

At any rate, it is my wish and prayer that 2010 becomes a year that I personally become much more enamored of my Lord and Savior. I turn 57 on Sunday. Maybe it is just my age or perhaps the signs of the times that I see happening in our world which just SCREAM that the words of the Bible are true. Maybe it is that this upcoming year holds some major changes for my loved ones. Whatever the reason, I feel a sense of urgency about 2010. I believe with all my heart we are careening toward the end of time as we know it. NOT the end of the world. This world is not destined to end. Change, yes. End, no. {This is a discussion for another day...}

For this new year, I will endeavor to focus more on the "Religion" aspect of "Politics and Religion" instead of the emphasis I placed last year on the "Politics". Maybe that is why this blog did not do what it was born to do. I believe I had the emphasis on the wrong person. God is much more important than the POTUS...

Here are the words of the Apostle Paul, spoken in Romans 1...starting with verse 16

16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. 17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith." 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality,[c] wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving,[d] unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.

These are the words of the Holy Bible...the New King James Version. If anyone who reads them cannot see that this is exactly the state of the world today...there is NOTHING new under the sun {Ecclesiastes 1:9}...then I would be amazed. I realize there will be people who may read this blog and may be completely turned off to the voice of the Lord. But if even ONE person can read His words and believe...then God is glorified and I will have done what I intended.

Let me leave you with this BEAUTIFUL song by Alison Krauss for the New Year.

"A Living Prayer"

For any of you who may be interested, please read my other blog post. It also concerns the new year...

"Love His Appearing"



  1. Very well put Sue! I thought about seperating my 'religious' views from my political views on two blogs as well. Frankly, I don't see how they can be seperated. God is in control. HE makes and breaks world governments all the time. I'll just keep fighting the evil, praying for His guidance and hope for the best. May His will be done. :)

  2. You are so right, politics (as well as everything else) goes with religion and faith. You do a great job.

    No, nothing new under the sun, but it sure seems that way, at least in 2009, ha.

    Happy new year.

    Right Truth

  3. May you and yours be mightily blessed. Keep pressing on!

  4. Good post and your right, we should have a sense of urgency. God is in control and we need to serve Him with this in mind. I hope God keeps you and yours healthy and safe in the new year.