Friday, November 11, 2011


Today is 11/11/11 and change really is in the air.  On another note today is Veterans Day.  It’s the one holiday where we honor all those who have served our country.  Freedom is not free, it cost dearly.  Our men and women have, and still pay for it with their blood, sweat and tears.  Many pay for it with injuries and some pay with their lives.  But whether you served in wartime or peace time, I want to thank you for your service.  It seems like we have been in a constant state of war all of my life.  I know that it is not true, but I think back to Korea onward, and I was born just after WW2.  Then there was Viet Nam, probably one of the worst times to be a Soldier.  Then there were little conflicts like Panama and Granada.  There were things in Europe and Kosovo and Serbia.  Then came Afghanistan and Iraq.  I can understand Afghanistan better than any war I have been alive for.  We had to go after the terrorist and those who were hiding them after 9/11.  Today, things are getting even more crazy.

We have Iran, Libya, Syria, Egypt and more fighting.  But what are they really fighting for?  Who is actually in charge?  No one knows, especially not Washington.  We are so concerned about our politics and who is responsible for all the debt that we seem to have our head in the sand when it comes to foreign affairs.  If I wasn’t a believer in God and His goodness, I could easily be depressed.  Especially when I think of how messed up things are going to be for my grandchildren.  Will we be free?  I guess it depends upon how many brave men and women will still stand in harms way, even when they know that their country is messed up and spending their inheritance.  So thank all of you who served, but I especially thank those of you who are serving now. You truly are my heroes.

Now back to 11/11/11.  Numbers have meanings and one of the meanings for 11 is change. Well, this will be triple change.  It’s the only time in our lives we will see it.  I plan on staying up for a few more minutes to be up at 11/11/11; 11:11PM.  My prayer is for our nation tonight.  I pray that we would have heavenly protection from angels and no terrorist would be able to bring us harm.  I also pray that we would understand how to steward all that God has entrusted us with.  Yes, 11 means change.  My prayer is that it would be change that would bless our people and bring prosperity back to the land.  That is what we are trying to do with His help.  There is no poverty in Heaven, and we need to continue to press for a poverty free country: a country where everyone can and will work.  It’s not about capitalism or socialism.  It’s about releasing the Kingdom of God into the earth.  It’s about allowing Him to invade our space where we can learn to change our ways to adapt to the ways of the Kingdom.  That’s the change that is coming.  That is the change I am declaring every day, not just on 11/11/11.  Change is coming.  I believe it.

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