Wednesday, November 5, 2008

America is not....

a city on a hill.
a chosen people.
a royal priesthood.
a holy nation.
a tree planted by water.
the hope of the world.

i write this as a reminder to me and the people that voted for Barack.

Barack will not save the world. our work is the same as it ever was. it may be a little easier now. it may be a little harder. or a lot on either side. but it's the same work.

i write this as a reminder to the people that voted for John.

Barack will not end the world. your work is the same as it ever was. it may be a little harder now. or a little easier. or a lot on either side. but it's the same work.

and to all of us.

the nation does not need MORE prayer. the president does not need more prayer. they need prayer. the only way "more" should be attached to it is if there was no prayer in the first place.

we...those who follow Jesus...are the light of the world, a city set on a hill, a chosen people, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation.

if there is change that needs to happen, strive to make that true first.

don't only do it for yourself...do it corporately.

warn each other of sin.

spur each other on to good works.

encourage each other

disciple each other.

exhort each other.

do justice together.

be like trees...not a tree. stand in groves that are filled with all kinds of trees.

learn to worship in ways that don't include music.

learn to worship in ways that make you tremble, whether for your safety here on this earth, or for your safety before an awesome and mighty God.

be stewards, not savers or spenders. stewards. stored up treasure on earth is useless. you can't take your stuff with you. what a time to show a different mindset toward your material world!

and pursue His heart for others. one side of these political line is filled with people who believe the main call is to save souls. one side is filled with people who believe the main call is to work for the oppressed. one Man lived to show that there are no sides. there is salvation. the good news to be shared is for soul...and it is for the Kingdom, on earth as it is in heaven.

6 comments:

SlapShotSal said...

Nate - I am so glad I found your blogs. They have been great. I also linked into your wife's blog (Hope you get that Harley. I love mine), and a couple of your others. Great inspirational readings.

Nate Heldman said...

my wife? do you know something i don't?

SlapShotSal said...

Nate - Saw your comment on her blog about finding stuff around the house, and asking for the Harley, and just assumed wife. Sorry.

Nate Heldman said...

that's funny. yeah...that's one of my three sisters. i'm sure she won't mind having her blog posted on yours, though.

you might want to check out my friend's blog...peacebuilder. noel is a guy who works with a different organization but with whom i work closely. he's a good man.

SlapShotSal said...
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SlapShotSal said...

Yes, I saw Peacebuilder. I am now following it. I hope you don't mind me using your friends to expand my horizons? :-)

Sorry, had to delete last post. My "now following" was spelt "not following". Have not had my coffee yet. :-)