The West Family has been through some of the most difficult and daunting trials that no American and a family, no matter their party affiliation or belief should have ever have had to endure. From all directions the attacks, vitriol and lies were shameful and vile. While Congressman West has thick skin and enough courage to buck the establishment, it still takes it’s toll. Dr. Angela West has been a prime target as well. There is no shame in the levels that people went to in trying to destroy a solid family unit. The loathsome nasty behavior towards this family over a Congressional race was and still remains in my mind as revolting and left my heart hurting, I could never put myself in their shoes and can only imagine the pain that has been inflicted.
As I sit here tonight I ask the nation of grassroots support to lift this family up in prayer. Some may say “I pray for him and his family daily, or Prayers said” but tonight I ask after you finish reading this to say ONE quick prayer. Please.
Lord Jesus, I ask tonight for your precious hands to wrap around the West family, give them strength, courage and peace. Let them know that all around this country there are people who love them and care about them and the messages that they have brought to this nation. May your mighty and unfailing love for your children give them stability, comfort and endurance for the roads ahead. Instill in them the blessings of Isaiah 40:31 and “renew their strength, so they may soar on the wings like eagles; and run and not grow weary, and walk and not be faint” Lord, creator of all things, lift up this family tonight so they may be strong in their walk with you and be a driving force in your army. Renew and rejuvenate them with your peace that passes all understanding. I ask this in your most precious name, Amen.
“There are really only two dimensions to the concept of attitude — you either behave as though you are a victim of circumstance, or you take full responsibility for your situation.” – Richard Rudd
Adults should be responsible for themselves and, if they have them, they need to responsibly care for their children. In addition, they need to teach their children individual responsibility, so they in turn will grow up to be responsible adults. (Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22.6) When I say parents need to responsibly care for and teach their children one thing that comes to mind is discipline. Old-fashioned discipline included spankings. They seemed to work. However, we then had those parents who went overboard and used physical discipline to the point of abuse. That is no more responsible than allowing a child total freedom. Moderation and common sense. It seems when we don’t use either (common sense being rather rare these days), it only leads to more government intervention.