calling this Sermon 868, as inspired by...
"RELAX IN MY HEALING, holy Presence. Be still while I transform your heart and mind. Let go of cares and worries so that you can receive My Peace. Cease striving, and know that I am God.Do not be like the Pharisees who multiplied regulations, creating their own form of 'godliness.' They got so wrapped up in their own rules that they lost sight of Me. Even today, man-made rules about how to live the Christian life enslave many people. Their focus is on their performance, rather than on Me.It is through knowing Me intimately that you become like Me. This requires spending time alone with Me. Let go, be still, and know that I am God."
Jesus Calling, daily devotionals by Sarah Young, June 2, page 161
as many of you can imagine, this message speaks to me; this soft-spoken, yet raw honesty, aiming for redirecting our hearts and minds, calls upon us to basically cease and desist -- stop the nonsense that gets in the way between you and the most important relationship in the world, God. Stop the chatter, stop with the distractions we label as responsibilities, enough with the remaking of His World, His Word, our way.
And of course, what comes to mind, is what our fine president did yesterday, while standing in the Rose Garden, about mid-afternoon, with the sun shining down upon him and a posture revealing nothing but Peace.
President Trump pulled America out of an imaginary accord, of merely hypothetical trajectories, under the guise of stemming the tide of Climate Change, that in reality was nothing more than a global hostile takeover of AMERICA's best interests and ECONOMIC good standing -- mind you, all of which is carried on the backs of the American Taxpayer!!! [Remember now, government produces nothing but regulations, alongside wanton control of American assets, via tactics of collusion, corruption, and crony capitalism.]
It was a great moment for America.
And how do we know that? -- call it a good hunch -- you know, given the world reaction to the nothing burger kind of announcement that it truly was; given the ratcheting up of sounding the alarm, at all levels, with tactics of intimidation and ridicule right out of the old Alinsky playbook. (And surely directed by Barack Hussein Obama, himself, through back channel communications, with the help, of course, from large scale organizers and think tanks, like Soros' Open Society and Podesta's Center for American Progress, and lest we forget, Angela Merkel xox)
President Trump courageously put a stop to a non-binding, feckless, imaginary, accord that only promised to reduce the carbon footprint by a whopping 0.02 %. HERE, from the DAILY SIGNAL, is a post, 4 REASONS TRUMP WAS RIGHT ABOUT PULLING OUT OF THE PARIS AGREEMENT.
But never you mind all that, let's go to the source! Let's pull out my favorite excerpts from the president's Great, Earth Shattering, Pull Out of a Non-binding Accord from the Rose Garden, shall we:
This agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States. The rest of the world applauded when we signed the Paris Agreement -- they went wild; they were so happy -- for the simple reason that it put our country, the United States of America, which we all love, at a very, very big economic disadvantage. A cynic would say the obvious reason for economic competitors and their wish to see us remain in the agreement is so that we continue to suffer this self-inflicted major economic wound. We would find it very hard to compete with other countries from other parts of the world....
The agreement is a massive redistribution of United States wealth to other countries. At 1 percent growth, renewable sources of energy can meet some of our domestic demand, but at 3 or 4 percent growth, which I expect, we need all forms of available American energy, or our country -- (applause) -- will be at grave risk of brownouts and blackouts, our businesses will come to a halt in many cases, and the American family will suffer the consequences in the form of lost jobs and a very diminished quality of life.
Even if the Paris Agreement were implemented in full, with total compliance from all nations, it is estimated it would only produce a two-tenths of one degree -- think of that; this much -- Celsius reduction in global temperature by the year 2100. Tiny, tiny amount...
... As the Wall Street Journal wrote this morning: “The reality is that withdrawing is in America’s economic interest and won’t matter much to the climate.” The United States, under the Trump administration, will continue to be the cleanest and most environmentally friendly country on Earth. We'll be the cleanest. We're going to have the cleanest air. We're going to have the cleanest water. We will be environmentally friendly, but we're not going to put our businesses out of work and we're not going to lose our jobs. We're going to grow; we're going to grow rapidly. (Applause.)
... I will work to ensure that America remains the world’s leader on environmental issues, but under a framework that is fair and where the burdens and responsibilities are equally shared among the many nations all around the world...
...No responsible leader can put the workers -- and the people -- of their country at this debilitating and tremendous disadvantage. The fact that the Paris deal hamstrings the United States, while empowering some of the world’s top polluting countries, should dispel any doubt as to the real reason why foreign lobbyists wish to keep our magnificent country tied up and bound down by this agreement: It’s to give their country an economic edge over the United States. That's not going to happen while I’m President. I’m sorry. (Applause.)
... Beyond the severe energy restrictions inflicted by the Paris Accord, it includes yet another scheme to redistribute wealth out of the United States through the so-called Green Climate Fund -- nice name -- which calls for developed countries to send $100 billion to developing countries all on top of America’s existing and massive foreign aid payments...
... Of course, the world’s top polluters have no affirmative obligations under the Green Fund, which we terminated. America is $20 trillion in debt. Cash-strapped cities cannot hire enough police officers or fix vital infrastructure. Millions of our citizens are out of work. And yet, under the Paris Accord, billions of dollars that ought to be invested right here in America will be sent to the very countries that have taken our factories and our jobs away from us. So think of that.
... Thus, our withdrawal from the agreement represents a reassertion of America’s sovereignty. (Applause.) Our Constitution is unique among all the nations of the world, and it is my highest obligation and greatest honor to protect it. And I will.
... As President, I have one obligation, and that obligation is to the American people. The Paris Accord would undermine our economy, hamstring our workers, weaken our sovereignty, impose unacceptable legal risks, and put us at a permanent disadvantage to the other countries of the world. It is time to exit the Paris Accord -- (applause) -- and time to pursue a new deal that protects the environment, our companies, our citizens, and our country.Thing is, this morning, this girl is pretty confident that the sky is not falling, the ozone is still intact, the planet will continue to do its thing -- right on cue -- no matter what mankind agrees to do under the cover of darkness or the light of day; no matter if it comes sealed with an international handshake, a wink, and a free croissant. This "accord" strangled the American economy for the next hundred years and then some; it was crafted out of wish-craft of leftists and globalists and elitists, large and small, using a man-made hoax to place a hex upon all of U.S. -- the United States of America.
My only request is that this administration begin RENEWABLE ENERGY EFFORTS entirely focused and fixated upon MESSAGING, as in, like, yesterday.
CONTINUE TO EXPLAIN THIS TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE -- this isn't just a one day jump to pump the podium in the Rose Garden and you're done, K?
Take this old accord and mock it; and repeat! repeat and repeat the positives of pulling out day in and day out; don't renegotiate now...make the rest of the world sweat it out; matter of fact, put a czar in place to explain the climate change political agenda, which is really merely unmasking a crime underfoot -- the re-distribution of American wealth on the backs of AMERICAN families. Take a message of conservative principles, combine with ecological and environmental and economically sound standards, and STIR......And Don't Stop.
Return ridicule with ridicule, because clearly, this is World War III, all hands on deck.
Welcome to the new world; a world ringing in an insane global governance, sensing it has an international mandate to wage war against this president and the United States of America from all points, emboldened from an axis of certain, illogical, non-binding, evil (this time, anyway), for it is an attack upon OUR PEACE! Our sovereign right to do what is best for America, Americans AND this beautiful land! is what's at stake.
Well done, Mr. President. Well done.
That speech and your pose was well done and over easy. It was a Rose Garden reminder to the world of our sovereignty, from a position of strength; it took great courage, knowing how the message would be received.
However, having said that, it wasn't really a message to the world, was it?
In my mind, it was more a heart to heart with the American people, countrymen from sea to shining sea; it was a Rose Garden reminder to AMERICANS of our sovereignty, our strengths, our environmental supremacy in regulation and in kind, displaying a certain economic leverage that has been hard won and hard earned by Americans for Americans. [After all, we hired him to renegotiate everything, right?!]
And all the while, we aim to remain a shining city on a hill while we monitor and defend all democracies across the globe; we do so, graciously and generously, supporting human rights and relief from oppression, freely giving the entire world whatever resources it needs, anywhere and everywhere. That is who we are, isn't it.
So maybe just for today, let US -- that which is you and me and the Great Me all rolled up together -- let us not forget from where that Generous Open Loving Peaceful Spirit comes. Can we do that for just one day, no? And then, with every hope, maybe we can be open to the idea of trying it again tomorrow.
Make it a Good Day, G
It's my 868th blog; which in and of itself is no big deal.
But since this girl is into numbers and their significance -- this combination of 8 6 8 means something to me, and to me alone. Only one other person in the world might recognize it's importance; but no matter, he's not talking. On this day, as my mind wraps her little head around a numerical connection to my heart and soul -- as accords come and accords go ---- this girl chooses to remember only the good things. And for that, all I can do is give thanks x