hot topic: Obama

Ah, the delightful quagmire of politics – such an opportunity for some very heated & lively conversation, even debate!  It seems to me, that President Obama has his fair share of proponents and opponents with each side being vehemently and passionately engaged to further their opinion, reference the recent State of the Union address and O’Reilly’s interview with the President before the Super Bowl.

Politics can create some extreme controversy & when I read the Gospels, it seems like many people tried to force Jesus to engage in political dialogue and controversy.  Thanksfully, Jesus is bigger than human politics and remains sovereign regardless of our political situations, government successes or shortcomings and human weaknesses.  In my thinking, Jesus solves our heart problems so that we can be healthy humans for constructive living.  Let’s be sure that we are keeping our eyes on Jesus for our solutions, provisions and decisions 🙂

the joys of history

I’m very excited about the inaugration of Senator Obama!  I’m excited on many levels:  the making of history, our 1st person to become President who was raised by a single mom,  the acceptance & recognition of the 1st African American to lead our nation along w many other firsts.  Let’s make it a priority to pray for President Obama.  The weight he will shoulder is extremely heavy, particularly in this year.

With that being said, living in 2009 is very exciting!  I believe that this year will be a highly significant year from an historical perspective.  Most importantly, let’s make this a massively signiciant year in our spiritual lives.  If you want something you’ve never had, you probably have to do something you’ve never done.  Be historical, be spiritual, be more filled w Jesus than any previous year.

hope

Hope is essential to life.  We all need hope – hope that today will have good things in it, hope that our hearts will stay connected to Christ, hope that the price of gas will stop rising, hope that my son David will stop trying to get me to like snakes, hope that I’m doing a good job as a wife & mom, hope that God is bigger than my doubts, hope that they’ll have decaffeinated coffee in Ethiopia, . . . .  hope. 

Obama wrote a book called, “The Audacity of Hope” – I have the audacity of hope that God is alive & working in every moment of each day through the good, medium & yucky.  Ps 146:5,  “Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the LORD his God.”
What are your hopes?