Lanterns: Keep God In The Equation


Keep God In The Equation

Election season has come and gone. Many people are still unhappy about who won. They are still trying to come up with anything they can think of to get President Trump out of office. There are protests; Senators are trying to change laws; Democrats are blaming Republicans, and Republicans are blaming Democrats. Through it all, one key factor is being glossed over-- God. 

These people are not including God in their daily lives, even though they claim they are. God has been left out of the equation. He has always been there, but people don't seem to acknowledge him for many reasons. That is the true problem. 

I recorded something a while back called “If God was in the equation.” I am going to share that with you now.

If God were in the equation, families would treat each other better. Parents would trust their children and be more "hands on," instead of allowing the T.V.  to babysit their children. Children would respect and listen to their parents, and they would stop arguing, fighting and disobeying them. 

If God were in the equation, schools wouldn't take the two most important words, "under God" out of the Pledge of Allegiance.  They would concentrate more on the curriculum rather than what pronoun a child prefers and which bathroom they will use. 

If God were in the equation, same-sex marriage wouldn't even exist. Christian bakeries would be allowed to make cakes without fear of fines, slander, or imprisonment.

If God were in the equation people would love their neighbor; crime would go down, and random acts of kindness would be the rule, not the exception. Politicians would actually be truthful and mean what they say.

If God were in the equation, this nation would be great once again. Others would see our strength and resolve. They would model their nation after ours. They would realize that our success comes because we are one nation UNDER GOD. 

IF God were in the equation...

Many still believe that God is in the equation, but to others he isn't. I see him left out of the equation when people get mad at others simply because they might have a different point of view on things.  One doesn't have to look far to see all of the hate that is being perpetuated. It's sad when you can't even greet someone without them believing there's an ulterior motive behind it.  

I am biased, though, since I am a Christian. My first and last priority is to God, not politicians on any side, or the evils of society at large. 

Even if you aren't a believer in God or a Christian, aren't you tired of all angry, unreasonable behavior going around? It seems that people aren't even willing to meet each other half way. There's no room for compromise because everyone has to be right.  

Are we right? 

Is it right for a civilized society to be so unreasonable, so uncompromising, so hurtful, and cruel? 

Possibly one of the hardest things for anyone to do is to close their mouths and honestly listen to the opposing side. Sometimes, people merely want to be heard and acknowledged. 

We live in a country of over three hundred million people. We must learn to get along somehow.  Life is short, my friends, and I can guarantee you one constant thing that is undisputable-- nobody gets out alive. What do you want your legacy to be?

Let's help put God back into the equation. If enough people do that the results will be tremendous for ALL of us.

Written by Rev BK

Father of Autistic Son, Author, Clergyman, Conservative.

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