>Inauguration

>Today is a special day. It is the day were we, as the people of these United States, get to see our democratic republic at work. I am not shy about my thoughts on our 44th president, but I refuse to succumb to the practices that I so sorely look down upon. I do not believe that the present government will act in the manner that I approve of, but there is a certain point between disagreement and disrespect.

Romans 13:1 states, “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” I believe the events that allowed President Obama to be elected were in fact established by God. I know that God can see beyond the short scope of my vision, into eternity. If we truly are in the coming days, as I believe, then a turn of events are going to take place that will ultimately bring hell on earth. Grim…but only if you do not know Truth.

I am passionate about speaking out for those without a voice, particularly children and families. But I will not allow myself to turn that advocacy into hatred and disrespect to the officials who have been elected into power. The reality is that those people have a greater responsibility in exercising that power and while I can disagree, I am determined to disagree without calling names, throwing insults, or any other form of disrespect.

It is hard for me to accept that we live in a country where morals are considered an infringement on our Constitutional rights, but I love my country. I am patriotic and proud of the opportunities my country allows me to strive toward. I will support my country, but not all of their actions. I support my military, whether or not I believe in the wars we fight. And I will support my president, whether or not he is the man of the hour or the turning point of destruction. I will support them because I trust my God. I trust that His hand is still in play and no matter what happens, He is in control. This isn’t my permanent location and until I am taken home, either by death or by rapture, I will stand up for what I believe and support my leaders all the same.

An inauguration is in fact a formal beginning. I just pray that I am ready if it is indeed the beginning of the end.

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