Finding Grapes in the Land of the Giants

November 12, 2012

By Jacqueline D. Knight

I started off last week writing a really great “think piece;” something that would go deep into your mind and have you pondering the origin of liberal politics; something that would shatter your present political reality and leave you spinning in pundit cyber space. But God had another story in mind; something that needs to be said.

This past week, since Barack Obama’s reelection, Facebook has been like attending the funeral of a rich uncle that half the family hated but who controlled all the financial resources. Some have stood before the crowds in praise, while others have taken to scorn and derision.  I too have been guilty of mourning  the death of Uncle Sam.  I too have imagined Lady Liberty down for the count.

Hands have been wrung raw. Voices have cried out to God in confusion and anger.  Folks have even stopped speaking to family members, friends and neighbors. While still, so many others have even sought psychological counseling. Why?  ALL because Barack Obama won a second term!

It Is Time For Conservatives To Step Back, Take A Deep Breath And Get Back To Reality!

The world is not going to end because Obama is in the White House. Only God can call it a day on this planet.  The United States is not going to look like Communist China over the next four years.  That’s been tried before. And besides, four years is simply not enough time to accomplish it!  Yes, we are in for some interesting times.  I believe that there will be drastic changes. We may even suffer a little more than we are accustomed to.

I believe that we will have fuel shortages, because Obama’s policies are aligned with the Kumbayah crowd that believe more in the power of Mother Earth than they do in the Power of God.  I believe that there will be food shortages because our small farmers will be destroyed by both his policies and the policies that were already set in motion by past presidents.

Our primary food sources are about to fall into the hands of corporate farms.  GMO’s are about to become standard, and NO we don’t know the ultimate affect on the health of our citizenry but I guarantee it won’t be good.  I believe that the power of our dollar will continue to dwindle; our place in the world will continue to diminish and our government is about to become bigger and more powerful in OUR lives than we have ever seen it before.

They are going to try and tell us what to eat, what to drink, who to like, what to like, how we should like it. They will even start telling us what to believe, how to worship and with whom we should worship.  I believe that we will see the Muslim population explode in this country because he will open the doors to foreigners on an unprecedented level in a misguided attempt to level the playing field. I believe that, sadly, there will be Sharia Law in pockets of our country.  I believe we will experience another terrorist attack. I believe we will be inundated with illegal aliens from our southern borders.

And although we may not like many of the things Obama will do, this will not be the first time that the man in the White House is NOT the one we want there AND it is not the first time that the Democrat Party has set out to bring about Euro-style socialism in this country.

Now That I’ve Given You The Bad News, Let Me Do A Change Up On You And Tell You About Some Good News!

Nothing that Obama and the Democrats do this country over the next four years will be irreversible UNLESS we are not prepared to take back our government starting with the mid-term elections.

We have built Obama up bigger than he is; given him attributes he does not possess and powers that simply do not exist. He is a mere mortal; no more than that. He won an election in a country NOT in Heaven.  He is A leader of the United States NOT the Master of the Universe.  He has not been elevated to the level of Jesus, or even the Prophets.  He is no more important in the scheme of things than you or I.  He is God’s pawn to bring about HIS will and not the other way around.

The media and liberals may believe he is the deliverer but, he is in fact just another guy; not even used significantly by the God in which I believe.  We need to bring him back down to human level in our minds and in our imaginations.  His heart is beating for the same reason as yours and mine: Because God allows it!

I’m finished feeling afraid about what Obama can or cannot do to my life because my real and living King tells me in II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”

I am done feeling hopeless about both my future and the future of this country because God has said in Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I will not worry about what I will eat or what I will drink because not only will I be prepared on a human level for any and every disaster, but God has already told me in the Book of Matthew that He, “clothes the grass of the field” and “feeds the birds of the air” and he will do that much and more for me.

God has already told His people that no weapon formed against us that will prosper.  In other words, as long as we remember who we serve, we will be safe from any serious harm as a people.

We Are Not Bound To Accept This Government. We Do Have Choices. We Have God-Given Rights To Question, Protest And Demand Change.

Our initial attack should begin with our currently elected Conservative and Republican politicians.  We must hold their feet to the fire and make them accountable to the principles they declared they believed in and the ones on which we elected them.  If we don’t like what they are doing, we need to be swift to replace them – and replace them – and replace them – until we get the representation that we want and need. We must not be afraid to do this!

We need to exit the arena of rhetoric and begin an era of education regarding Conservative values.  As we saw in this election, those who claim to believe in God, were more than willing to vote against His very commandments.  There is something desperately wrong when the cult of personality wins out over eternal life.

We need to move beyond political speech-making and into demonstrating how Conservative principles work; showing examples from every sector of our society, not just holding up the occasional poster boy or girl as a symbol of our tolerance, or of financial successes.

Just as we have preachers and teachers who give us practical applications for the Bible to function in our lives, we have to show people how Conservative principles actually work and let them see the results.  That means that we have to do more than just say, “We want you to have opportunities to take care of yourself!” We must guide the way to those opportunities and show them how and why these opportunities and principles will work for anyone that puts them to use.  To do these things will take our doing things a bit differently.  It will take using tools that we have come to see as dirty words:

It might take Conservatives creating and facilitating education and training programs inside the communities we seek to affect, change and draw into allegiance.

God has clearly declared, that, IF his people, who are called by His name; will humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from their wicked ways, that He would then hear our cries in Heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our land.

He did not say if we petition the Supreme Court.  He did not say if His people complain and moan and groan loud enough.  He did not say if we beg the government for help.  He did not say if we hate on Democrats enough.   He did not even say if we shout it out, petition it out, or even vote it out!  What He did say is IF WE HUMBLE OURSELVES AND PRAY IT OUT and stop acting out ourselves!  And for the record, He is NOT talking to the World. He is talking to HIS people!

We stand on the precipice of fundamental changes in the human events that will shape our world for decades to come. We have been presented an opportunity rarely afforded a generation; one in which we get to actually show who we are and what we believe in.

We have choices to make: Will we live in fear in the land of the Giants, or will we trust God, eat of the grapes and drink deeply of the juices?  Will we change to face the new world, or will we continue to fall off the brink until we disappear into the abyss of irrelevance?  I think the answer to these questions will determine not only the shape of the Conservative movement in the next four years, but how this country will look over the next four generations.

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I am a political chick who lives in the Atlanta Metro area with my son, Gabriel.  I am also a seasoned, veteran journalist and writer as well as a Business Development Specialist and Public, Community and Government Relations expert with more than 25 years of experience.  When I’m not consulting with my clients, I can be found haunting the tube and the web looking for something interesting and political to write about or torturing myself to stay in shape!

I want to “Thank You” for taking the time to read this piece.  Please feel free to like this article on Facebook and any of the other articles on the Georgia Conservative site (http://georgiaconservative.net/). Also feel free to take a stroll around this website and read any of the other articles posted on the other Conservative Fifty pages. We hope you like our Georgia site.  Heck, we hope you like all of the writers from all of the state’s in the Conservative Fifty group.   Please don’t hesitate to comment on or share any of my articles. Thank you again ~~ Jacqueline D. Knight.

 


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