05 November 2008

{habakkuk 1}

so i promised this awhile ago, but things have been quite busy as you can imagine. since we last spoke {or read or did whatever we do in blogger world}we have gained a new president of the united states: obama ....you all know how i feel about politics anyway...and i would be writing this same blog REGARDLESS of who won the election....because to me, all politicians are liars and i will not put my trust in a single man unless that man is god...because boy oh boy...man fails...but god, well...how can he?

ooooh, danielle. heavy topics today...mixing religion AND politics...the two no-no conversation pieces at dinner parties! yikes! but ah, i dont care. honestly...take it or leave it...but for what it is worth...this is my blog and god bless america cuz i have freedom of speech {well...to a degree...but dont make me go there}

anyway! like i said, yesterday was a hard time for me. i fully believe that everyone should vote. but i was torn completely in two. being a future teacher and not that high up on the economic scale i was totally for obama winning. however, on the moral scale {OR SO CALLED...b/c like i said, they all lie...hahah} i was for mccain. so YES. i did vote yesterday. NO, i wont say who for...because regardless of what i put on my ballot {which dont take this the wrong way} it doesnt matter. either man could have won...because in the end the only man i can put my trust in is GOD.

haha. so congratulations to our new president. i pray that the "change" promised moves in the direction and in the heart of god. i hOpe that there is a betterment of society. and i wish him luck, because holding a country on your shoulders is a mighty heavy burden.

NOW, for what i really came on here to talk about....HABAKKUK. i already mentioned how he was a dude that we could all take a few pointers from...he lived by faith even through the troubled times....even when he couldnt see the light at the end of the tunnel he knew god was really there. he demanded gods attention...and i think in this day and age...we better start demanding gods attention...

today i will be reading from the message bible because i like the way its so forward. dont take the easy route though, read it in the nkj version or something to, to get to the true text....

the beginning of the verse begins with "GOD, how long do i have to cry out for help before you listen? How many times do i have to yell, 'Help! Murder! Police!' before you come to the rescue?"

this continues until about verse 5 when God finally says LOOK!!

"Look around at the godless nations {hmmmm....sound familiar to anyone????}. look long and hard. brace yourself for a shock. something's about to take place and you're going to find it hard to believe. i'm about to raise up babylonians to punish you, babylonians, fierce and ferocious--world conquering babylon, grabbing up nations right and left, a dreadful and terrible people, making up its own rules as it goes...they're out to kill. death is on their minds...they mock kings, poke fun at generals, spit on forts, and leave them in the dust. they'll all be blown away by the wind. brazen in sin, they call strentgh their god."

obviously habakkuk had a thing or two to say about this...

"...rock-solid god, you gave them the job of discipline? but you can't be serious! YOU can't condone evil!...this is outrage! evil men swallow up the righteous and you stand around and watch!"

then in chapter 2 this is what god commanded him to do...

"write this. write what you see. write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. this vision-message is a witness pointing to whats coming. it aches for the coming and can hardly wait! and it doesn't lie. if it seems slow in coming, wait. its on its way. it will come right on time."

the rest of chapter 2 {which ill finish at another time} goes on explaining how men are bloated by self-importance...full of themselves and soul-empty. that the only real way to be alive is to be in right standing before God, loyally and steady believing. people might think i have changed. or that i am crazy. or that im "in a cult" for believing what i believe in. but i dont criticize or condem them for their beliefs. it saddens me that we, as humans {especially americans} are unsatisfied creatures, a needy breed of discontentment... i truly believe that is why our country has fallen so far from god. our foundation. the foundation of our country. we have seen a lot of bad things. but heres the kicker folks....there are more to come. dont give up on god...he wont give up on us.

{ d a n i e l l e }

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