Sunday, November 9, 2008

My Four Commitments to Barack Obama

Lorie Newman posted this commitment on her blog. (We used to go to church together.) She linked to the original post from Michael Hyatt's blog. Click on his name for the original post.
I too would like to commit to Barack Obama.

Here is an excerpt from Mr. Hyatt's blog:

I am publicly making four commitments to President-Elect Barack Obama:

  1. I will pray for him and our country.
  2. I will assume his motives are good, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
  3. I will not speak ill of him, even if I don’t always agree with him.
  4. I will cast off the spirit of cynicism, and be a positive force for good..

And in my effort to be a positive force for good...

I'm going to do my part to make America a better place. There is one thing I've been wanting to do for years, but the timing wasn't right. Now is the time...

During the last debate then Senator Obama said, "We should try to prevent unintended pregnancies by providing appropriate education to our youth, communicating that sexuality is sacred and that they should not be engaged in cavalier activity, and providing options for adoption, and helping single mothers if they want to choose to keep the baby."

Sooo, I marched over to the local pregnancy resource center to volunteer. I'm being trained to be a crisis counselor and mentor.

I'm also reminded of a verse in scripture:

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

God will hear us and heal our land of the financial crisis, the war and and all the other problems we face if we call on Him. Are you with me?


Sharon in NE said...

Excellent! I am with you!

Rebecca M said...

Oh! Your post on this brought back all my emotions I had the night of the election- your thoughts on prayer about this is wonderful. This is the first time in my voting life I ever had an election I voted in go "my way". I fell in love with the senator before he ever announced he was running, when I saw him on the Oprah show. I hoped and prayed then that he would run. Here's to our nation, and our love and our strength, through Jesus, Amen. (clinking our glasses of juice this morning...)

Energyfree said...

I am SO proud to call you friend!

seamom said...

I am onboard, Jacki. ...that God would lead and guide him for the good of these United States of America and all its people. That scripture verse calls to all of us.
Your decision to volunteer at Crisis Pregnancy Center is good.
My CD "Mary, Did You Know?" was on the player today.... thinking of Christmas! Wonderful song, beautifully sung.

Julie Koerber said...

You are an angel! A true angel! I have been supporting our local crisis pregnancy center for more than 10 years and when I get some time, I want to follow in your footsteps. I think the way to change hearts and minds is to stop screaming and start doing! You are an inspiration my friend!

Melanie said...

a GREAT post Jacki!!!