"You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time."
Wherever you go in this country you can easily find the richness of our fore fathers hard labor. We enjoy freedoms that many in the world today can only dream of. We have an abundance of resources that are cleaner and easier to get to. Humble generosity evicts the all to common bad news from our hearts.
I invite you as a person, much like you, to stay with me for just a few more moments.
I would like to turn your attention back to the quote above. These words were spoken some 145 years ago, and ring loud and clear more than ever today. The truth is you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Right you are Abe. If only the men and woman leading our country, our states, our towns, businesses, organizations, non-profits...would have the integrity to follow such a noble cause. You see I don't believe Abraham was saying this as a warning, I believe he was saying this as an action to follow.
We can easily point to many, many different depressing events in the world today that have been due to the manipulation of truth by governing bodies. There has been far to many who have suffered, continue to suffer, and will do so in the future to come because of this type of failed leadership. We the people can not be fooled all of the time, contrary to popular belief, and this begs the question; where are our true leaders?
Do we as united citizens rise up and demand change? What is it that we can do that will actually have an affect on this darkening downward spiral? How can we force truth out of the mouth of thieves? Well, we can't actually. That is a choice only for those who with hold this truth.
The strength it takes to change a person's heart we do not hold. That lies in the choice alone. We have the beautiful ability to bring conviction upon these men and woman. We have the hope that they will choose truth. Most importantly, our most potent weapon we have prayer...
2 chronicles 7:14
"If my people, who are called by name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
This, ladies and gentlemen, is truth. There is so much hope for this land and especially for all the people in it. Our choice is simple really. We can wait, be conformed to this world and basically ignore the lies and hope they never cut too deep into our own personal life. Or, we can choose to resist, and be transformed by the renewing of our minds through the guidance of Jesus' love, patience, hope, and forgiveness.
We who are called by His name have an amazing Opportunity to shine very brightly in this dark world. Even if you only feel like a small hallway night light right now, when you see how much of an impact that light has around you, you will quickly become a bright burning star. Don't give up. Don't give in. Lets all seek real prosperous change.
Submitted by Virtual Newsroom