DL Moody said

“you may find hundreds of fault finders among professed Christians but all the criticism will never lead one solitary soul to Christ.”

 

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 NKJV

17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

Pray Without Ceasing

 

1 Timothy 2:1-4

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

 

“I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere else to go. My own wisdom and that of all about me seemed insufficient for that day.”

– Abraham Lincoln

 

Ephesians 6:12

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

 

Matthew 18:18-19

“Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.  19 “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

 

Look at 1 Thessalonians 5:17 again

17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

 

In Everything, Give Thanks

 

“Do you count your blessings? Or do you think that your blessings don’t count?”

– John Mason

 

The degree of your thankfulness is this your indicator of your spiritual health.

 

Psalm 100:4-5 NKJV

Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,

And into His courts with praise.

Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.

5 For the Lord is good;

His mercy is everlasting,

And His truth endures to all generations.

 

 

Philippians 4:6-7

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

 

Right to Life: 

  • President Trump has taken extensive steps to dismantle Title X of the Public Health and Human Service Act, which would prevent further funding of all programs where abortion is a method of family planning.
  • The reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, allowed for an initial push to defund abortion providers.
  • President Trump discontinued funding the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in support of the administration’s anti-abortion policy.
  • The President has pushed to unite Congress around the preservation of life through the defunding of Planned Parenthood.

Pro-Israel:

  • President Trump has formally recognized Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the nation of Israel.
  • The relocation of the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, is one more fulfilled promise to stand alongside Israel in the face of anti-Semitism across the globe.
  • The United States has pulled out of the UN Human Rights Council based on the fact that it is a poor defender of human rights.

Judicial Appointments: 

  • President Trump nominated constitutional originalist Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. In only his first year, Gorsuch has proven himself to be a champion of the Constitution and of religious freedom.
  • On July 9th, 2018, President Trump nominated Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh

 

Religious Freedom:

  • President Trump signed the Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. All executive departments and agencies (agencies) shall, to the greatest extent practicable and to the extent permitted by law, respect and protect the freedom of persons and organizations to engage in religious and political speech.
  • President announced an Executive Order On the National Day of Prayer concerning religious freedoms which provides a greater opportunity for community building, faith-based organizations to compete for federal grants, contracts, programs and other funding opportunities.

 

Tax Reform:

  • ‘Historic tax cuts’ would be an understatement as the Trump administration spearheaded the successful initiative to return taxpayer dollars to the wallets of working Americans.
  • The administration doubled the standard deduction as well as doubled the child tax credit.

 Economy:

  • 3 million jobs have been created under President Trump’s administration, so far.
  • Unemployment has fallen to 3.7% – lowest rate in 18 years.
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average has hit all-time highs over 70 separate times.

 

National Security: 

  • Under the direction of President Trump, the rebuilding of the United States military has become a priority.
  • The President has empowered the U.S. armed forces to dismantle ISIS in the Middle East.
  • President Trump has taken major steps in negotiating peace on the Korean Peninsula, including getting the North Korean regime to agree to a total denuclearization of the peninsula.