A little history first for those of you that are not aware of what led me to this wonderful site. Months ago I was on a local moms site. I was quite excited to have a site to go to where I could get valuable advice on child rearing and on topics such as homeschooling. I soon found out that though it is a moms site the topics on this board were not good at all , rather provocative to be more precise. Topics that I personally believe do not belong on a moms site. They soon found out that I was a Christian and that my political beliefs differed from theirs. And that's where my troubles began. They just would constantly incite me and bait me into giving replies on controversial topics that they knew what my answers would be in a way of starting a debate. This whole ordeal had me rather upset , but as always God prevails and led me here to you wonderful ladies where I no longer was insulted for my beliefs but rather uplifted in my continual learning process. Thank you , by the way.
I have recently went back to the site as it has changed and I was able to start my own little group for those of us that share the same beliefs and values. This was going fairly well until I started posting on the main page of the site and of course it being during the election things got touchy. I ignored the inciteful and snide comments and refused to comment on them to avoid conflict. Though they would have little comments to say in regards to my posts on even the minor topics.
After the election was over I avoided the talk of our new president-elect as I knew we shared diffferent feelings. Then a couple other posters that had the same thoughts as I congratulated them and in a very well worded way voiced how they have concerns but will give him the support he should have. I agreed with them and told them well said. This is where I get in trouble. I then said I too have concerns and explained a few of them. And I said all we can do is pray that God comes into his heart and helps him make the best choices for this country. That's all it took for them to come after me with how dare you say such a thing and how do you know that he doesn't already have God in his heart and the proceeded to pick apart the rest of my post which I was to explain in great detail exactly what I meant. Which boils down to , let's have a debate. I'm not really into that. All I meant was that we should pray , just as I do for president Bush , I did for McCain if he were to be president and will do for president-elect Obama.
So tonight watching the news they were talking about Billy Graham's 90th birthday and saying how he has always spent his birthday with the president-elect , this year though he is simply praying for president-elect Obama. Same thing I said. I was like wow. Then they went to his son and he said the same thing and took it one step further and said all I can do is pray the God comes into his heart and helps him make the choices for this country. He worded much than I but I can't remember his exact words.
I have never felt like a very good Christian or at least a very well informed one , so this was huge for me. It made me realize , hey , I really didn't say anything the other night that was that horrible if the Graham's said the same thing. And maybe , just maybe I may have been learning right along.
So I guess I wanted to share this with someone tonight because I feel proud that I finally realized I know more than I ever thought I did.
"God's still working on me" and I am so excited about that.