As it stands, the polls all across the nation reflect that the number one issue on voters' minds is the economy.
Some folks want the government to enlarge, to tax the wealthy and take their money and give others unearned handouts. They seek to change government into the big-umbrella of distributing healthcare, retirement and income. They plan to reduce our dependence on the Chavez and Middle East oil producers (who'd like to see us crumble as a nation) by banning our own oil-drilling opportunities, eliminating coal-mining jobs and axing any designs on nuclear facilities.
Other folks want the government to get smaller, to tighten their belts and stop spending needlessly on programs and pork-barrel projects that destroy the economy and increase the deficit. They seek to freeze spending and balance the budget. They seek to create jobs by building nuclear plants, drilling offshore in our own waters, tapping into our endless supply of natural gas and using every available method of energy production from wind and sun and reprocessing.
But none of those things represent the change we really need in America. We need people to stop, drop, and roll.
STOP. Stop living like the world. Stop investing in the things of earth; start investing in eternity. Stop giving into Satan's temptations. Stop condemning brothers and sisters in Christ. Stop criticizing and complaining; begin encouraging and praising. Stop counting your losses; begin counting your blessings. Stop changing for the world; begin changing for Jesus.
DROP. Drop to your knees and begin praying like you've never prayed before. Drop bad habits and replace them with good habits. Drop unseemly attitudes and change. Drop what you're doing and do what the Spirit of God leads you to do.
ROLL. Roll your works on God. Roll over your minutes to greater hours of service to others. Roll on towards the prize set before you and don't look back, be discouraged or disheartened.
We need people to turn their eyes away from the lure of the world and turn towards God. We need to seek our power from the Spirit of God--not seek the power of government to control us. We need to change our habitual need to serve ourselves and gratify our inner sensualities. We need to empty ourselves and be filled with the Holy Spirit. We need to prune away the deadwood from our lives and the suckers of ambition that rob us of the joy of our salvation. For things to change--we need to change. So stop, drop and roll. selahV
[© SelahV Today, hariette petersen, 2008]