Posted on January 13, 2010. Filed under: American Patriotism, Christian American | Tags: , , |

Well, I’ve had this blog page for two days now. And for two days I have puzzled over how to begin. The task of writing a blog seems a little daunting to me.  I don’t even have a title yet. But, I’m tenacious so I figured I just needed to type the first word and go from there. So, here is my first blog.

I am a proud American.  Not always proud of what America does. Not always proud of how Americans act to one another but, I am so proud and blessed to have been born in America. My husband and I have recently become involved in the Tea Party/ 912 movement in this country, after attending the 912 DC Rally along with 1.7 million other awesome Americans!  I have not ever felt the emotion of true patriotism as I felt it that day; marching down PA avenue carrying the American flag in front of me; looking side to side, front to back, as people spilled into every crevice of street and building, visible all the way down the Avenue.  It moved me.

We didn’t want to leave the lawn that afternoon but our stomachs were empty. Waiting in line at a local restaurant we asked to be seated outside, as did another couple from Indiana. We shared a table. In the midst of that three-hour conversation it became apparent my husband and I would come home and commit to do what we could to stop our country from slipping into Marxism.  In fact, we had already committed ourselves by even going to DC. Once we jumped on board the Tea Party Express (not the real Tea Party Express Bus organization!) we were hooked. We didn’t have a clue what our part in the movement would be or if there was even going to still be a “movement” after we all left DC and went to our respective states.

We came home, got online and searched for Tea Parties in our own community.  Today, four months later, we run a 912 group and belong to several other Tea Party groups and we have participated in many other rallies since 912 DC.  We are doing our part through phone calls, emails, precinct involvement, and contributions to help good candidates get elected now and in November. We are amazed to see this grassroots effort grow stronger every day.

However, even with all this positive enthusiasm and patriotic networking I have become increasingly torn, inside…like a double-minded man.  You see, I am not just an American.  I am a Christian American.  I am not just a proud American.  I am a “proud to be Christian” American. We love titles and labels in the USA so, I am giving myself one.

I am beyond fortunate to have been raised in a hardworking middle-class Christian family. I was taught respect for the authority God placed over me foremost, God’s authority and sovereignty in my individual life; respect for any elders; and esteem for wise elders; a good work ethic (if you don’t work you don’t eat); that the family is the institution of the Lord and is blessed by Him; that mother’s should be nurturers not just task managers; wives are equal to husbands in worth in God’s eyes but have different responsibilities.  Wives manage all affairs within the function and organization of the home.  Husband’s bring in the money to provide, and they cooperate with their wives in managing the home, discipline the kids and take on their God-given responsibility to discern what is best for the family and make the really tough decisions. I thank God he didn’t lay that burden on me. 

As a proud to be Christian American, I don’t’ see any way to restore America to her former greatness without Christ.  I just don’t see how that is possible.  America has been protected by God’s Spirit over the past two centuries because of the followers of Jesus Christ living within her borders; those that worship Him; those that pray without neglect for American and Americans; those that left and are leaving a Christian legacy to their children and grandchildren.  God is interested in Godly offspring…look it up…That is what He desires….that His People produce offspring that also worship and honor Him.  I see this slipping in America. Have American Christians failed to do what He requires?

One day I was on the phone praying with a friend after watching a piece of news that troubled my spirit.  My friend and I prayed…”Oh, God have mercy on our country, protect us, bless us, etc”.  Then, I returned to watching TV and was immediately confronted with a news story about a so-called Christian University providing a film class on the study of Vampires.  The teacher, and one of her students, was being interviewed.  I was sickened.

“Oh, God…,” it hit me.  How can I even approach Your throne and ask You to intercede for this country; bless and prosper this country when WE have turned our backs on Your Truth, Holiness, and Goodness.  When, as a nation, we pray and ask for Your help in times of need but refuse to stop participating in things You detest. Each time we do that we are using You. We are abusing Your longsuffering; taking Your longstanding loving smile on America as license to continue down a path of disobedience and wickedness. And, I don’t’ see the mainline churches doing much, if anything, to stand against the tide of sinful behavior in their memberships either.  It’s truly disheartening.

If believer’s in Jesus Christ in America succumb to the enjoyment of watching and participation in  witchcraft, vampirism, were-wolfism, occult, sexual perversion, and the following of new age mystic practices under Christian labels how can we even consider ASKING God to spare our country from His chastisement? Would we expect any different from our earthly fathers if we were rebellious and disrespectful?!

What good is it, really, for my husband and I to spend long hours and money to work for the preservation our country, as we have experienced, AND fight for the God crafted American Constitution if in our hearts we KNOW this country needs to be judge?   What are we asking God to preserve?   What are we asking God to rescue? To restore?   Even if, my husband and I believe we are to fight, we can’t fight a victorious fight unless we’ve got God on our side; all three of them: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit!  God is the ONLY ONE I want to take me into battle…ANY BATTLE…for His is the ONLY true force sufficient for ALL victory.  Otherwise, whatever we stick out there is going to get whacked!  If God is not leading this army of fed up, impassioned, and active Americans who is? And where are we going with this?

In the wake of the destruction from a violent earthquake in Haiti yesterday and the poor, poor condition of that country NO American, no matter how poor or mistreated can say with a straight face we have had to endure what the Haitian people have endured and are enduring this very moment.  Some say Haiti made a pact with the devil centuries ago.  There is no evidence to back that claim up but it is true Haitians predominately practice a form of occult voodoo worship. My husband and I travelled a few years back to the Dominican Republic and the place we stayed at hired Haitian workers.  We could see the difference in them and the people of the DR.  The Haitian’s we observed had a depth of darkness in their eyes that made us grieve for them and be a little frightened.  I came home to research Haiti a little and found them to suffer from intense poverty, AIDS, and despair in many ways. I wonder could the voodoo worship of many, not all, Haitians have something to do with their constant misery? If so, what has happened in Haiti could happen here.  Make no mistake about it.  A Holy God cannot be in the presence of wickedness. A Holy God will not continue to bless a nation that turns her back on Him through compromise and apathy and blatant mockery and blasphemous language. You do NOT have to be a follower of the Holy, Living, Creative God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob but, blaspheme Him and there is nothing but pity for you.  On a side note, I, sincerely, grieve for all Haitians today at their devastating loss and pray for them. 

I have been blessed. I have been blessed by a MIGHTY GOD.  All Americans have been blessed by a Mighty God because those He calls HIS PEOPLE.  When adversity hits the shores of America, HIS PEOPLE pray and HE listens. But, will we continue to live rightly before Him?

So, how can I be a patriotic American without being a patriotic Christian American? I can’t.

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