How many of...
How many of you have prayed for something at some time or another? Did you end up with what you had prayed for? How long did it take for your prayer to be answered?
Before we go further into the prayer thing we probably should visit a little on current events.
It is pretty...
It is pretty safe to say that humanity is pretty screwed up right now. The whole world seems to be a guzbucking mess and its pretty easy to figure out the reason. Greed.
I don't know that we can trust the "history" we've been told but it probably is accurate to say that most conflicts or wars stemmed from one country or people trying to take what another country or people had. In the realtively short life of the United States we've been involved more wars and conflicts on foreign lands than I even care to count.
Just the big ones that come to mind are WW1 , WW2, Korean War, Vietnam War, Desert Sheild / Desert Storm all of which were fought on foreign soil. There is no telling how many other wars or conflicts the USA has been involved with directly or indirectly since 2001 when we decide to declare war on "Global Terror".
One thing for...
One thing for certain is that the United States isn't a country that wants to be peaceful. We have had leadership in this country that sold the people the lie that we had to be involved in these wars in order to protect us here in the USA. Most Americans don't even know that the flag we call our "stars & stripes" is actually the battle flag of the United States Army. Likewise most people don't know that we (USA) actually have a "peace time flag".
With the exception of the bombing of Pearl Harbor back in WW2 we've really not experienced a modern war in an up close and personal way in the USA. Unless there is a drastic change real quickly don't be surprised when war breaks out here in the United States.
I contend that...
I contend that we are already in a war here on our own soil but it isn't a conventional war like we have come to know from past wars. The war being fought right now is an "information" war. Our own government is at war with it's people and the use of technology is the weapon of choice for the moment.
Our fore fathers knew the dangers of corrupt government and included the right to bear arms as a protected right under the constitution of the United States. Congress has chipped away at that right but they haven't been able to eliminate it, THANK GOD for that.
Right now I...
Right now I can't think of one thing that isn't broken within our country as far as government is concerned.
Our congress and president are corrupt and selling off our country to the highest bidder. Our courts have failed miserably in holding up the constitution which is the law of the land. Our education system has failed miserably in teaching the young and has become an indoctrination system for communist ideologies. Our monetary system was taken off the gold standard and turned over to a privately held banking cartel.
For a country...
For a country that was founded on Christian principals we have frallen from grace. We allow the murder of unborn children and the government is some instances pays for it. We took prayer out of schools and replaced it with sexually explicit books in the school libraries and drag queen reading hour for grade schoolers.
Our government now...
Our government now spies on its own people using technology companies like FaceBook, Twitter and other social media platforms and when the government doesn't like what you say they have you banned from using the service. The FBI has gone as far as labeling parents who show up at school board meetings to redress their grievances as "domestic terrorists".... let me remind you ... in 2001 the US declared the 'War on Terror' ... see how that works. Did I mention the redress of grievances is a 1st amendment protected right under the constitution?
If all those...
If all those things I have mentioned wasn't enough... somewhere along the way government decided that it had government immunity from prosecution. So you can't even suit the government or their employees unless the government agrees to let you suit them.
I could go on and rant for another two hours but in the end it wouldn't change anything for you, the reader, would just have dozens of more examples of how "we the people" have failed to do our duty to keep our public servants under control. Yes, it was our duty to hold them responsible and we failed ; failed miserably.
So let me...
So let me get back to those prayer questions I started with.
Back around 1994 I saw a beautiful Corvette Stingray a neighbor had in her garage. It turned out that it was the 1975 model and it was at the time the last year the Corvette was offered as a convertible.
When I saw that car I said a little prayer that if that neighbor ever decided to sell the Corvette I'd sure like the chance to purchase it from her.
Over the course of years I never saw her drive it and back in December she was sweeping leaves on her driveway and I stopped to say hello to her. The conversation got around to her Corvette and she mentioned that she really wanted to sell the car but didn't look forward to doing it since she didn't like dealing with strangers.
We struck a deal that afternoon when I was able to come back and look at the car more closely.
That prayer I put out to the heavens was answered ... it took roughly 26 or 27 years but in the end it was answered as I had prayed for. Turns out that the last time she had driven it was in 1991 and it has sat in her garage since then.
I pray quite often for our country and for God to intervene and turn the people of this country around. I pray that he answers those prayers more quickly than happened with my prayer for the Corvette. I don't think this country will survive even a couple more years the way things are going given the people running the country right now are hell bent on destroying it.
Here are a couple photos of the Corvette the day we moved it home.
It is a convertible with the removable hard top cover. I am currently working on getting it back to running condition and I'll do a full story on it at some point.
Until next time,
Keep Praying .
Note: All photos are mine (@sultnpapper) and not for reuse without written permission.