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The Presidential Election

Dear Readers,

Even though I received several different messages about the upcoming election from other people, I still doubted the Lord.  As of today, we are two months into the new administration…

 

THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION,  Journal Entries-  November, 2016

 

Today at my volunteer job, I heard a story from a senior couple.  But before telling me they asked, “What do you think of the election results?”

I told them I was shocked but pleased!  Then, they shared their secret,  “Trump is already fulfilling his promises!  The Ford Motor Company is not going to Mexico!  All those jobs are saved!”  the strangers told me.

“How do you know that?” I pushed for more information.

“Our son-in-law is a security guard at the company!  They were all told a lot of tax incentives were offered to Ford, and the offer has been accepted!  It’s in the paperwork stage!  The news media hasn’t even been told yet!”

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I would like to go back in time a couple weeks to election day…

Why do I continue to be amazed at what the Lord grants us?  Millions of Christians were in prayer for this election and want abortion and gay marriages to stop, and for the Supreme Court to stop taking away their religious freedoms, and their constitutional rights.

I personally received three messages before the election that should have removed all my doubts.  After all, the bible says that God appoints our kings  (leaders), not us.

Here’s what I heard and was told by others:

  1.  I heard in my prayer field, not once but twice, “I HAVE CONTROL OF THE ELECTION!”
  2.  I was told by a friend, “I have decided that only an incredible miracle from God would change the election results!  So, it’s totally up to Him!”
  3. And this one,  “I had to call you!  I just heard a message about the nomination!  This is it, “Just before the election, very close to voting time, a major announcement will be released in the news!”

A week before the election the FBI reopened Hillary’s case about the 150,000 texts of private and secret government information that was released.  Wikileaks opened up thousands of these texts every day for weeks.  Now, two days before the election, the news said the FBI won’t be prosecuting her!  The expression, “We want change!” resonated across the bible belt.

I went to bed election night totally discouraged.  As the main stream media kept telling us the polls were favoring one person, and FOX News kept telling us the polls were favoring another person.  My husband’s last words before sleep were, “I’m not holding my breath!”

All night, I kept waking up thinking I should put the TV on, but I just couldn’t listen to it anymore.  Awakening again at 4:30 A.M. I could no longer leave the television off.  I turned it on to numbers flying by, and flashing red and blue colors.  I sighed deeply waiting to hear who won the presidency.  After listening to the media, I was really confused.  Finally an announcement of a winner came, “Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States of America!”

I couldn’t believe my ears!  I was still in disbelief as I flipped through all the channels and heard it repeated over and over again!  I woke C.J.,  “Calvin wake up, he won!”

Blurry eyed Cal said, “Trump won?”

I told him more,  “Yes, he also won a majority in the house and senate!  Do you believe that!”

I’m tired of the television telling me how I should vote.  The voter turnout was incredible.  Evangelicals and small towns all over the USA voted in record numbers.  Two local people I know even had to fight for their voter ballots because they had relocated just before the election.  But, because they had their voter registration cards and their identifications, that was proof enough, and they were handed their ballots!

I can’t believe how ugly the election got.  The worst in my lifetime.  I’m so glad it is over.  Now we can watch to see what changes will occur in our country.  God willing they will be pro God, pro life, and pro constitutional rights.  The power of prayer was evident this past election.  God moved a mountain!

Love in Christ,   Claire xoxo

Psalms 46:10,  “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  (NIV) + (NKJV)

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The Milestone

Dear Readers,

I just reached 222 blog stories, a milestone I never thought I would ever attain.  Hopefully it will humble me and not fill me with pride, for only by the grace of God have I been able to reach this goal.  I decided to rerun my very first blog today, because this story about humility, was the one God impressed upon my mind.  It was not my first choice….

THE MILESTONE,    March 7, 2017,   (Archives Blog Story- October 14, 2010)

My stories begin!  Hello to anyone reading!  Let me start my new blog by making something very clear; if anything you read moves you, it is not because of my words.  I never wrote a journal in my life until shortly after I got saved over 40 years ago, and the Lord has poured these stories into my head ever since.  If you are touched, it is Jesus moving you, not me!

Over the years many of my life’s encounters have gone into letters, as I felt the Lord urging me to comfort needy people through my own personal trials.  Recently on my morning walks, it seemed like the Lord was urging me to do more with my ministry, but when I attempted to go online, I ran into brick wall after brick wall, making me wonder if this journaling idea was from me and not from God.  But here I am on a Christian Blog Site, writing away!  So, here goes Blog Story #1…

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Every Tuesday morning I wait for him!  He is so faithful and always shows up rain or shine!  Occasionally when I am feeling a little bit humble, I run outside to catch him and give him a tip.

“I haven’t tipped you in awhile, so I thought it was time I came out to say thank you!” I shouted.

“Oh, no thank you!  I don’t need that!  I just need a prayer today!” he replied.

But I insisted and pushed myself on him, “OK, I’ll pray for you today, but here is a tip for lunch anyway!”

He graciously said thanks, did his work, and drove away.  As he waved goodbye, I wondered to myself if I could do the uncomfortable work he does week after week.  Watching him drive away in his massive truck, I realized that he is the humble one, not me.  He faithfully does a job that most of us wouldn’t stoop to doing.  It’s even humbling for him to accept a tip, when all he wanted was a prayer!

I know this young worker loves the Lord and probably thanks Him every day for his job.  This kind person could teach all of us a lesson in humility.  I’m sure by now, you have guessed that he is my trash man!  I look forward to seeing his smiling face whenever I can catch sight of him.

The stench of my own garbage offends even me, but he joyfully picks it up every Tuesday morning.  Never complaining, just grinning and doing the job God has provided for him.  Year after year he drives that vehicle.  You know the one!  It’s the truck we all complain about if we get stuck behind it on the highway!

Today, while talking to my college professor brother, we discussed the huge amount of money he gets paid to create online college courses.  When I took my afternoon prayer walk, I thought about that conversation.  We should be ashamed of ourselves.  We get so proud of our accomplishments, while our garbage man thanks God every day for his simple job.  I wonder if I would do that horrible work if God told me to do it?

How can the rich, or the intellectual, or the gifted people of the world possibly know anything about humility?  No wonder the Lord says, “But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace,” (Psalms 37:11 NIV) and, “Serving the Lord with all humility in mind..,” (ACTS 20:19 KJV).

I don’t think that young man even has a clue as to how much he humbles me!

 

Love in Christ,    Claire xoxo

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