Oh, how I thank ADONAI for the gift of prayer. To think that the G-d of the Universe listens to us when we call out to Him. It is a blessed privilege that I cherish with all of my heart. I've been thinking lately about the thousands of prayers He has answered for me, for my husband and children, and many, many others I know.
Do you know that He always answers our prayers? Sometimes He says YES, sometimes He says NO, and sometimes He says WAIT A WHILE.
Do you know He says, "Pray about everything"? Here's the verse from the King James Version, which is how I memorized it years ago:
Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer and supplication
let your requests be made known unto God.
I've learned to do that. He answered one of my prayers with big YES today with this:
I'd been praying to find a club chair with a matching ottoman for many months. Hashem said, "Wait a while." I've learned to be patient on these type of prayers. I found this like-new chair, with matching ottoman, at a thrift store today. . . and they were having a half-off sale. I got this beauty for $12.50. This photo doesn't do it justice because it was a quick shot to catch Zoe trying the chair out. We'd just taken it out of the car when she jumped right up to try it out. She did give it her seal of approval, but she was shamefaced because she's not allowed on the furniture. (She forgets sometimes.)
Every day, I'm thankful for answered prayers for our country.
The eight years under Obama were horrible. I watched almost every value I hold dear be stomped in the ground. I wept when he was elected (both times). Did I riot in the streets? Did I stand on street corners or parade in the streets with filthy language on signs? Did I threaten him or his family? No, I prayed and I stood up for and spoke out for my beliefs and believed that ADONAI would bless America again. And He said YES!! He's using Donald Trump to accomplish His plan.
In the beginning, I didn't really want to vote for Trump, but I did by election day. He has been an amazing president. . . like none I've seen in my lifetime and I'm so thankful that he's keeping his campaign promises. Here are just a few of his accomplishments within his first fifteen months:
He's supportive of Bible-believers and encourages Americans to pray and depend on G-d.
He has supported the National Day of Prayer and spoke at this year's event.
He supports respect for the American flag and our national anthem.
He supports and encourages deep respect for our military, police, and first responders.
He's supportive of our Second Amendment rights.
He loves America and believes patriotism is a good thing. (Me, too!)
He's turned the country around financially, bringing the stock market to an all-time high.
His policies have brought businesses back to America.
Joblessness is at an all-time low for all Americans, including minorities and women.
The number of welfare recipients is at an all-time low.
He spear-headed a tax-cut and bonuses for middle-income Americans.
He's restoring our military and respect for the leaders of each branch.
He supports the Constitution.
Our standing and respect among other countries have improved. (He doesn't kiss the ring of anybody. I like that.)
He brought North Korea to the negotiating table to give up their nuclear weapons. They are cooperating!
He brought three prisoners back home from North Korea TODAY!
He got us out of the terrible Iran nuclear deal from Obama's regime. (Would love to see held accountable for the pallets of CASH sent to Iran.)
He's enforcing our immigration laws and building the wall on the Mexico border.
He's clearing out the do-nothing members of Congress. (He calls it draining the swamp. I agree.)
He's working on the disaster called Obamacare. (Did you know premiums will be sky-rocketing this year?)
He has cleaned up Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others to protect our internet privacy rights.
I like President Trump because:
He's not beholden to anybody in D.C.
He's not a politician.
He's a businessman and I believe he will lead our country to balance the budget and get out of debt.
He tells it like it is.
He TWEETS!!! (Nobody can twist his words.)
He calls out FAKE news!!! The major news outlets report fake stories and don't apologize when they're found to be untrue. They also spread blatant propaganda to promote a globalist, progressive agenda aka socialism, communism, and the New World Order.
The list I made was off the top of my head, but you can follow this link to see another list.
I also recommend this YouTube video of Trump speaking at his last campaign stop before the November, 2016 election. It made me want to stand up and holler!! (I did stand up and holler when I heard him speak in person that year.) Here's an excerpt from the speech:
"Just imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as one people, under one God, saluting one American flag. I’m asking you to dream big because with your vote we are just hours away from the change you’ve been waiting for your entire life. So to every parent who dreams for their child and to every child who dreams for their future I say these words to you tonight. I am with you. I will fight for you and I will win for you. I promise.
To all Americans tonight in all of our cities and in all of our towns, I pledge to you one more time. Together we will make American wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again and we will make America great again!"Trump has done a lion's share to turn this country around and we each have a responsibility to help him. The mid-term elections this year are critical to replacing the upcoming empty seats in the Congress. Our support of conservative candidates are vital to Trump being able to continue to make America great again.
I'm committed to do my duty as a citizen: to let my elected officials know my thoughts and desires about important issues and votes in Congress; to vet the ones who run for office; to pray for, work for, and vote for the candidates who support Judeo-Christian values; to vote out those who work for their own selfish ends instead of America's best interests. I pray you will do the same. G-d being our helper, let's all make this pledge:
What are you thankful for this week?