So America Chose Obama

What will be our response? Will we despair and say that God doesn’t answer prayer, or that x group of people didn’t pray enough? Will we be offended and shake our fist at God, claiming He didn’t come through for us?

I was impressed with IHOP-KC’s response within minutes of Obama’s victory. They interrupted the last half of their Worship with the Word set to inform everyone of his win…and immediately called a rapid fire to pray for him. Person after person told the Lord, “Thank you.” There was no hesitance in this response, and I know from living at IHOP that they weren’t prepped to say that either. No, those people have some knowledge of God, and their first response was to acknowledge that even if they didn’t know why He would want this man in power, they were going to trust Him.

Why does God want Obama in power? Maybe it’s reaping consequences or His righteous judgment — however you like to label it. But I don’t think so. I don’t know much, and even though I grew up in a political family with two parents who graduated with Poly Sci majors and I used to breathe talk radio, I have let my politics slide (on purpose) for the past 3 years.

I think God’s giving us two things: an invitation and a sign. The invitation is for Christians to realize that they need to be praying. I want to scream Jeremiah at them:

“O my soul! My soul! I am pained in my very heart! My heart makes a noise in me; I cannot hold my peace, because you have heard, O my soul, the sound of the trumpet, the alarm of war.” Jeremiah 4:19

The second is to realize that God is orchestrating world events for Jesus’ second coming. It’s really going to happen, and soon. That’s going to seem far fetched to most of you, but I’ve been studying the end-times for almost 3 years and I can tell you this much: Matthew 24:3-9 is not far away.

Obama Prepares to Diffuse Expectations

Barack Obama’s senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week’s election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harbouring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

Maybe Obama really isn’t showing his true colors and he’s allowing people to think whatever the heck they want about him…no matter how untrue. Maybe once again we’ve encountered political rhetoric rather than the truth.

Go figure.

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Protecting the Disabled Babies

I have been a fan of Bush for his entire presidency. Though many of us pro-lifers were disappointed that he didn’t fulfill his promises of focusing on abolishing abortion during his presidency — he was legitimately distracted by 9/11 — he did make a few good moves.

Like the Prenatally and Postnatally Diagnosed Conditions Awareness Act which was signed into law on October 8th. I guess 90% of babies prenatally diagnosed with Down Syndrome are aborted. The Awareness Act will, at the very least, ensure that parents of diagnosed children receive information to make informed decisions.

So, in the flurry of deciding who our next president will be, I am personally thanking President Bush for finishing well.

Sources: LifeNews and Nation Review Online

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Bristol Palin & Levi Johnson

Bristol Palin & Levi Johnston

If I were Bristol Palin, I’d be googling myself (though it may not be the wisest thing, since there are people out there saying terrible things about her family).

I wanted to offer my thoughts on the whole situation (for those not familiar with “the situation,” vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s daughter, Bristol, is 5 months pregnant out of wedlock).I think Bristol’s bravery to even get to the point of telling her parents that she was pregnant shows a lot of courage. I know what it’s like to be in a family that is watched all the time; Bristol would have known the implications of admitting her pregnancy instead of secretly getting an abortion. She would have known that her mom would have to make a public statement and that people would all of the sudden want her picture and be crawling the internet for careless statements.

No, I don’t condone sex out of wedlock or abortion. But why chew up and spit out a young couple who are trying to make their mistake right? I think Bristol is beautiful and has the kind of courage some could only dream of. More power to her.

I Like This “Abortion Contortion”

Though this article is slanted with a pro-Obama pro-choice viewpoint, hearing a frustrated Democrat claim John McCain is getting pro-choice votes because he “looks like a maverick” is encouraging to this pro-life Republican. Lithwick sounds like she’s shaking in her boots that McCain might steal some — albeit, much needed — votes from Barack Obama.

Sorry to allow my passion for politics to seep through on this blog, but even just in regards to the pro-life movement, this article is encouraging. (Though I’m sure that was Lithwick’s last intention!)