It is much easier to spot someone else’s errors because your brain will not as easily assume what the author meant to write. I do try to check my posts, but sometimes things will get by me and I do not have a proofreader. So, please show mercy if you see an error. Just make a note in the comments section and I will fix it.
This former copy editor and proofreader thanks you for your understanding.
Is this the end? No! Not yet!
We have prayed about this a lot. Our consciences will not allow us to vote for Trump and there are many others I am finding who feel the same way. We will write-in Cruz rather than vote for a man who represents evil and does evil things (while bragging about it) or not voting at all.
G-d raises up leaders and He brings them down. Our job is to vote for the best person. If none are “officially” running, then we will write one in. And others are thinking of that, too. Many others!
Imagine it. It is not impossible…not for G-d. If enough of us said “enough…I will no longer settle for the lesser of two evils” and voted for a real Constitutionalist with a proven track record…Imagine what G-d could do with that. But will we listen? Will we do it?
I will not vote in fear…which is what a vote for Trump would be. And, to be quite truthful, I do not see Trump as being any better than HRC. I see them as two sides of the same coin. (Just look at how he won the most liberal states. Hello!) Both are VERY bad for our country…as would be Bernie if HRC ends up in prison.
We are praying for G-d to raise up a Josiah. We are praying for the leader we need rather than the leader we deserve. But you know what we firmly believe it hinges on? Repentance! No man will make things better if we do not repent as a nation. And, I believe, one of the keys of repenting is asking forgiveness for trying to do things our way instead of G-d’s way. If we had stopped voting a long time ago for the lesser of two evils. If we had held our elected officials to the fire. If we had stopped caving to godlessness and immorality and the murder of the unborn and so many other things…we would not be in this situation.
It is time to vote for the best person and put feet to our faith! Vote for goodness and trust G-d for the outcome. But it may be too late. If Trump wins…it will be judgment on our nation. Same if a Dem wins. I am voting for a leader who fits G-d’s credentials…not one who “might” be able to beat HRC and will bring in the same thing only in a different way.
IDF Rabbi on Twitter put it another way: “You can tell when your enemy is defeated mentally: When they fight NOT to lose…instead of fighting to WIN.”
For me, voting for Trump is voting in fear of losing rather than voting to win. We will vote for goodness…not for evil!
My hubby bought a drill bit sharpener quite awhile ago. It worked really well when he first bought it. But when he got it out the other day, it was not working well at all. He tried several times and could not figure out what was wrong. It was eating up his drill bit!
So, he decided he should rewatch the instructional video. Wouldn’t you know? There was one tiny step he had left out. Just one tiny step! When he tried it again, putting that step back in, it worked just fine.
We thought about the spiritual parallels to this:
How many times have we been so sure we were doing things the right way…G-d’s way, but we were not?
How many times have we thought we remembered what the scriptures said, but we were wrong?
How many times have we decided we could do it our way rather than G-d’s way?
We need to be studying the Word of G-d and continuing in the Word of G0d. We need to make sure we have it right and be careful about being dogmatic. Many times over the course of my life, I have gained new insight that showed me that my understanding was incorrect. I have to be humble to allow G-d to give me that new understanding and to allow it to change my life.
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