Yeah, so I had started this whole thing thinking - yeah I am gonna start writing and be a writer and writer's write and what better way to write than have a blog and write and blah blah blah blah blah blah blah. It is either enough energy to power a small city or enough cheer that makes you want to vomit, still haven't figured out which it was when I look back but needless to say that the energy didn't last that long and the cheer, well it went down the street and headed to a rave out in some cornfield somewhere in Iowa or something. It seemed like anything I COULD write about I didn't want to. Everything was so depressing or frustrating and the last thing I wanted to be was another ranting raving looney on the internet that was doing all the ranting and raving and not doing much of anything else to help the situation. Because while I believe that it is important for us, as Americans, to voice our discontent at how things are being handled I think it is even MORE important for us to DO something about it. Talking is good and all that but it doesn't really accomplish anything - kind of like all the people looking at a piece of trash lying by the trash can and exclaiming how rude it is of a person to not dispose of it properly and just leave it there. Yeah they are pointing out the situation but the trash is still there until one of them actually picks up the piece of trash and puts it in the bin. And the thing of it is, it doesn't have to be a big thing - it can be a little thing, but just something. I don't suppose anyone remembers what God did with a little rock and a slingshot, do they? Let me explain.
Everyone wants change and everyone has the power to put that change in effect but they want BIG change, BIG effect where little change is just as good. Take God for example; you think that loving God is reading the bible, going to church and praying. And you would be right but it is so much more than that. Loving your husband or wife is loving God, loving your children is loving God, heck loving Fido is loving God. Taking care of your garden is loving God, doing your job well is loving God (even when you hate your job), taking care of your health is loving God - you are getting the point right? So doing all these small things add up to a big thing - putting God where he belongs, IN CONTROL. Especially during these times of crisis we need to stop the infighting of who is more christian and more holy than who and fight the real enemy who is just sitting back and enjoying the show and watching as more and more families are going down in flames. Families - the last and only thing that we have left from the Garden of Eden, the only thing left that the enemy has left to totally destroy. He knows he has lost against Christ but he is trying his best to tear the family apart because if he can do that then maybe he can find a way to tear Christ's sheep away from him (we know he can't, but he is still going to try - it is just his way).
So next time your child makes you want to bang your head in frustration, give them a hug instead (try not to crush them, remember LOVING hug). When your spouse has you seeing red and secretly plotting murder, smile and thank them (through gritted teeth, if necessary and then ask God for forgiveness for the murder plot later). Wave at that grumpy old neighbor, smile at the crazy cat lady at the end of the block. Remember, all these things will add up and you never know - that grumpy old neighbor might actually wave back one day instead of flipping you off. There is always hope.