Redemptive Gifts and the Iowa Primary


My opinion is that Ted Cruz is a Ruler.  He has the personality of a wrinkled shirt, and I don’t care for his ideology.

BUT, like a classic Ruler, he put together a solid ground game.  One commentator said that he had people on the ground in every single county in the first four states a couple of months ago.

In the end, Trump is a much more captivating communicator than Cruz (setting aside his ideology which I don’t care for either) so because of his ability to gather large crowds, he was casual about the grass roots structure.

I have no idea how the race will play out long term, but for the moment, I tip my hat to the man who knew hard work on the granular level could offset the lack of charisma, and it allowed him to win the Iowa caucuses.

I get so frustrated with Christians who have grandiose dreams and visions, but can’t, won’t or don’t do the gritty work in the Kingdom.  I believe in miracles, but I also have a penchant for dirt under the fingernails.

Copyright February 2016 by Arthur Burk

From home, on Monday night the 1st of February

 

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9 Responses to Redemptive Gifts and the Iowa Primary

  1. Nancy Henry says:

    Dirt, skin, blood and more. I’m in.

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  2. viviennehines says:

    I agree with this assessment.

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  3. Nathan says:

    I strongly resonate with this also.

    God give me the miracles and give me the grace to also walk through the process they create/imply. Split the seas so I can walk through AND let me walk though on foot, not stopping half way in, but let me go through the entire process – all the way to the land of promise, AND let me know Your joy in the process.

    He turned the sea into dry land; They passed through the river on foot; There let us rejoice in Him! -Psalms 66:6 NASB

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  4. Chris Helton says:

    I’m curious what a female ruler and what the feminine side of the ruler gift would look like. It seems like all the examples I’ve seen are men with a masculine gift.

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  5. smithtalitha says:

    Hi Arthur, thank you for saying things as they are. I enjoy your gift with words SO much!!

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  6. Louise says:

    Yes, its like some of us don’t realise that we actually have to do some work in the kingdom and its not all up to God to magically make it happen!

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  7. Kunle says:

    Arthur,

    I agree with your post 100%, but I still think Trump will win the nomination. Well who knows? Time will tell. Blessings!

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