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America the Beautiful, Land We Love

America the Beautiful, Land We LoveRepent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. (Acts 3:19)

The news

Have you kept up with the news? Concerning America the beautiful, the land we love. What will North Korea do today? What will our President do? An Army lieutenant colonel made news with what is suppose to be a 14 page document attacking the religious right in America. He identified groups like the Family Research Council and the American Family Association as domestic hate groups. Should we be concerned? Most definitely, our concern needs focused on what is coming from our government.

America, what is happening?

This term religious right is a bit of an oxymoron. We may have extremes in Christian and liberal. However, here is where I clutch, shouldn’t all people who consider themselves a Christian believe the Bible? I realize should and could are not absolutes. How much worse can America become? Consider Venezuela under the leadership of Hugo Chavez. President Chavez left his country with out-of-control crime, high inflation, and production problems in their oil industry. He instituted early on sweeping reforms that divided this country. His critics called him anti-business and neo-fascist. This is too similar to what is happening in America. Many in America want to call truth as hate.

What are we to do?

What are we to do? We start with ourself. We turn to God and repent. Let’s pray as we search our hearts, minds, and souls. We need to ask ourselves if there is anything we need to repent from. Have we been wrapped snug in any sin? What is sin? The Bible is clear. Google what is sin in the Bible. This will take you to entries for you to click on for scripture. I feel certain if you ask God, the Holy Spirit will give a nudge and thoughts will flood your mind. We must repent. This means our sins will be wiped out. Remember, Jesus died on the cross as the sacrificial offering for our sin. Does this make it right to stay in sin? No, once we repent we will receive a time of refreshing.

America needs our help

America needs our help. We start with one, grow to many. If we all embrace this thought, we will begin to see multiplication. Can we change the world? With God …All things are possible. Do you feel God’s presence like a cool flow permeating through you? God truly wants us refreshed. Be strong in the Lord, grow in Biblical knowledge. This will prove to be worthy in days ahead. I believe what is most sad, I know the blessings God is capable of pouring out, yet we have to walk in obedience to God’s Word. Are you ready for this challenge today? Other countries need this same spark to flame into a full fledge revival. We can be a spark in every territory in this world. Let’s start right where we are.

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  1. sherrie froderman April 10, 2013 #

    Vicki, Thanks again for being obedient to God and doing this, I love waking up to this. I agree our country is headed down a dark dangerous path with the war threats and gay marriage things and abortion rights, we as Gods people, including myself, need to stop being complacent and start doing what God has called us to do and reaching out to the lost as though today was our last day here because we don’t know and we have a whole lot of work to do, I always think about Beth Moores story about the hairbrush and it makes me see how even when things seem ridiculous to me at the time, or embarrassing that when the Holy Spirit nudges me I should be obedient and let God work in someones life. “For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps.” 1 Peter 2:21

    • Vicki Hurley April 10, 2013 #

      Sherrie, a perfect reminder of Beth’s story. Thank you for your encouragement. When we are faithful in little, we will be faithful in much. Love and obedience are two important factors.

    • Dale Lavely April 12, 2013 #

      I agree with Sherrie, it is so heavy on my heart. Our foundations are being eaten away by termites.

      • Vicki Hurley April 14, 2013 #

        God is definitely bringing alike minds together.

  2. Dale Lavely April 12, 2013 #

    Vicki, your pictures are done so well! Very well done.

    • Vicki Hurley April 14, 2013 #

      Thank you, Dale!

  3. Ida Hurley April 14, 2013 #

    Vicki, being in the hospital part of this week and keeping up with your comments through this Sunday morning, I have been encouraged by your words and enjoyed the pictures. I have had my best days in a long time.I am proud of how you are allowing the Lord to use you and proud of you as a daughter-in-law. I pray our relationship continues to grow more like Ruth and Naomi. Luv you. Ida

    • Vicki Hurley April 14, 2013 #

      Thank you, Ida. I am thankful for your kind words.

  4. John Blake July 23, 2013 #

    I have a feeling the Liberals in America are confused as to what A Christian is and what a conservative is.They are linking theme as one.I guess what I would tell them is they are so caught up in intellect that they have forgotten the very human element in Christianity.They are trying to hit at conservatives as being non-intellectual bigots.And having so much control of the media they try to sell Americans a bill of goods.To me they are looking at the people in the wrong way,cattle to herded.I find myself thinking that in their intellect they would despense with God and buy the vote with socialist policies to stay in power.It is a good strategy if it works.It worked in Canada for 15 odd years and the people would not listen.Thank God the conservatives rewon power before we where sold out.The problem I see is there are way too many splinter conservative groups and they lack cohesion.When the Republican Party is in top form there is three areas in the party.Far right,moderate right and slightly liberal right and they are balanced to form a tight cohesive party.When they win they are much morepragmatic approach of governing which involves not amassing debt.To stop the Liberal control in America it will take co-operation of all the elements of the right.Reagan did it very successfully.Bush won first time by a near miss,but he won.The consevatives are getting a bad rap because elements are pushing the wrong way alienating people.You cannot win this way for you promote fear rather the good values to win hearts.Swearing,cursing,racial sluring,bad mouthing only cause hatredand tension.Good straightforward honest and pragmatic ideas and programs do far more to reach the people to win the votes in elections.Remember one thing the vision of freedom is paramount in America.Lose that and you lose it all.I am always Christian first in thinking and conservative second.Bringing God ,Humanity,Intellect,honor and integrity back into politics will lead to a more responsible government of the people,by the people and for the people.America has the greatest history of freedom on earth.It is so very importent to this whole world to keep it that way.America the beautiful!

    • Vicki Hurley July 24, 2013 #

      John, great thoughts. Thank you for sharing! May God have mercy on this country. Thankful, we know by God’s Word, He will protect His righteous. A remnant will be formed.

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