By April Dye, Contributor for USDR
I am a Christian. That is the basis for how I live my life. Am I perfect? No. Do I pretend to be perfect? No. I post and share stories on Facebook, I tweet and retweet, and I also write opinion or commentary articles.
I haven’t always been aware of the world around me. I didn’t pay attention to foreign affairs or politics at all. I even defended Bill Clinton’s right to be president without any regard for his personal life.
Well I am more mature now. I am married and have two children. I watch the news (not all – I can only stand so much liberal lean). I feel it is my duty as a Christian and as an American to pass on information that I learn or hear to those who may be like how I used to be – my head stuck in the sand only worrying about what affects me at the moment.
People like to say as Christians that we are not “of this world” and that is true. However, we do live in it and what happens in it does affect us. I look at it this way, if you don’t know what is going on in the world, how do you know what and who to pray for.
Every morning I thank God for my life and my family. I thank Him that I live in America. I pray for health and prosperity for the sick and the poor. I pray that our leaders seek His wisdom and guidance and I pray for strong Christian men and women to come forward to lead this nation. I pray that those who aren’t seeking power or fame but the best for this country come forward and are voted in to office.
I truly believe that this administration was allowed to be put in place because the Christians of this nation have been lax and also to wake us up. It has been a slap in the face.
When you see a face book post, tweet, when you hear a conversation or watch the news about current events, politics or foreign affairs don’t roll your eyes or get angry or ignore it. Listen, watch and then pray.
I pray for all the people in Israel and the Middle East. I pray for the terrorists – that they find Jesus. I pray for the victims of violence that they find peace. I pray for the police, firemen, paramedics and those they are helping when I see them racing down the road.
I thank the Lord every day that He chose me to be my husband’s wife. I thank the Lord every day that He picked me to be my children’s mother. I ask Him every day to show me how to be a better Christian, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and American.
Take the opportunities in front of you to give thanks and to pray how you can help others. It only takes one person to change the world.
Will you be the one?