Veterans Day is hard for me, because I really don’t know what to say. The words “thank you,” just fall short.
I told my husband yesterday that history will look back on this time as a pivotal moment in our U.S. History, actually a pivotal moment in world history.
This moment we are in is a moment where we hold on with all we have to the America that was founded in 1776.
The America that believes in Individual Liberty and Freedom.
The America that believes that all men and women are created equal and should not be judged or ostracized because of the color of their skin.
The America that protects the individual’s autonomy and limits government from becoming so powerful that ultimate corruption ensues.
The America that loves God, protects free speech and encourages the individual to dream big and that anything is possible . The America that safe guards the pursuit of happiness, life and liberty.
The America that admires and encourages hard work and aspirations.
This America is, as I write this, face to to face with those who want to destroy it. Those who want absolute power, without limitations. Those who want you to own nothing, to be a ward of the state and to live without a dream. Those who hate God, those who hate family values, those who despise America’s founding and those who wish to shred our Constitution.
We have never been here before…
To the Veterans, you have not given all you have in vain, your sacrifice has not been for nothing. The “Great Experiment,” is not over – know that. You have blazed the trail. You have set a fire deep within every freedom loving American to hold on. To not let go! To give it all and never surrender. I thank you with every fiber of my being. I am so grateful to you. We stand with you. We will not relinquish what you fought for. Victory is ours if we refuse to let go!
It’s just been one thing after another. Human trafficking is running rampant, thousands of innocent children are parent-less at our border, drugs are pouring into our country -the drug cartels are giddy. Executive orders that infringe on our second Amendment, the blatant & open conspiring to stack our Supreme Court, abortion being celebrated, indoctrination in our schools, an attack on biological women, what is evil is being called good and what is good is being called evil …………. you know and I know, I could keep going…..
I am going to be real, the last two months I have been asking God, “what is going on?”
The conversation for the most part, had been one sided, I wasn’t getting anything back.
It was just quiet.
It felt like I had been handed the screen play to a horror movie. And I have read the whole thing. It’s a really really bad bad movie. A terrifying movie actually. This movie has the villains winning. This movie has freedom ending and Communism overtaking.
It’s a really HORRIBLE movie.
It was back before the election, God spoke to my heart. He brought me back to the Passover with Moses. Those who had put the blood of an innocent lamb or goat over their doorpost were safe from the death of their first born.
“The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.” Exodus 12:13
God was reminding me in that moment of His blood covenant. This blood covenant was then solidified forever through His son Jesus. This covenant IS protection. I saw my family safe under the shadow of His protective wings. At the time, I was confident Trump would be staying in the White House. So this was a comforting moment, but I was not in a state of concern. Since that moment, I have leaned back on this word and picture multiple times because, well uhhh now, NOW there’s been some concern!
It would be an understatement to say “so much” has transpired since that moment of assurance from God before the election.
It has also been QUIET.
This quietness since the election has left me with a zillion questions, with very few answers. Yesterday, was a bit of a breakthrough. I was on the phone with my Dad talking about the state of our country and he said something that caused my spirit to leap. It wasn’t anything big, but it was something that grabbed me. It stirred me and ignited a little tiny spark. It has been so quiet but it was in a simple statement from my dad, that God spoke to me.
I felt a tiny, tiny bit of hope ignite. My dad didn’t say anything ground breaking, but something in that moment hit me. It caused a peace, while simultaneously a hope.
This hope was a God spark.
Fires start with a spark. Often a fire is a smolder that grows into a flicker, that grows into a flame and then the fire ignites a blaze that can not be stopped.
What God starts HE will finish and He is not done with America.
I want to tell you, God is on the move.
I get it, it looks a little dark, okay a lot dark but God is moving.
This scripture popped out to me at a prayer meeting this morning.
“darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.” Genesis 1:2
Darkness. It was TOTAL darkness. There was nothing other than darkness. But in the darkness God was hovering.
To hover: To remain floating, suspended, or fluttering in the air.
God was in motion even in the darkness, and then He spoke.
“And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.” Genesis 1:3
God is in motion right now. You might not see it, because of the darkness, but He IS moving. Nothing that is happening right now surprises God. Let me repeat that, nothing that is happening right now surprises God.
He is hovering. He is in motion and He is on the move.
Your prayers have not failed. Your crying out to God for this nation has not been in vain. His ways are higher than our ways.
I will tell you -there is a flicker. I can see it. It’s faint and kinda far off, but I see it. It’s going to grow. It’s going to grow into a flame and that flame is going to ignite a fire and no enemy from hell will be able to stop it.
“For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29
We are on the winning team. We have God. We have the one who conquered it all.
“A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out,
TILL he has brought JUSTICE through to victory.”
Hold on. Keep running this race.
The fire is coming. The smolder has begun!
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