Wednesday, November 7, 2012
After the vote has been cast...
It saddens me that this country is so divided in their beliefs. Would there be such a separation if other countries had the same freedoms we did? I grew up believing that one party was evil and the other was the way to go. The truth is, we are all human, we all have evil trying to take over in our lives. Trying to persuade us... deceive us ... use us. What are we doing about this issue in our own lives? We need to start there and become one in the body of Christ (despite our political differences). We need to agree to disagree and work together to make a change in our own city. When Christians come together in harmony (because our "REAL" leader is the same).... that's where true change really takes place.
I learned around this time 4 years ago, something very valuable. I had a strong negative belief about our new president and didn't know what to do with that. At church, our pastor made a powerful statement to me that changed my view of it all. Votes have been cast, decisions have been made. If your candidate is not the winner (regardless of what side your on) it's not time to fear, worry, or hate. Its not time to sit on your opinions, obsess over the media's views, let it all fester and dwell on what could have been. It is time to PRAY.. .Pray for our new president, not against him and those you disagree with. Pray for his walk, for his decisions, for his responsibility (this country), his relationships and who he listens to, and where he chooses to take us.
Waking up this morning, I did have a moment of shock, BUT I WILL NOT GO THERE. I've learned not worry so much about it. Remember, no leader in this country or another is bigger than Our One true leader - and HIS SEAT IS NEVER UP FOR GRABS.
God is up there, looking down on us. Listen ... can you hear Him? ... He's saying "Trust me...don't worry, I have big plans. This is not a surprise. I got this. "
Yes, we as Christians need to do OUR PART - become educated about all that's going on and cast our vote. But then, we need to surrender... lay it into his more than capable hands. From there, no matter what the outcome is, we rest assured that no one on earth or beyond can change or take control over our Leader. And we need to answer His calls to make a difference in our country.... not through words of debate, but through action.
How comforting to know our God is sovereign and to be trusted.
Submitting to Authority
Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
Remember God is in Control
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Pray in all things at all times
Ephesians 6:18 At all times, pray by the power of the Spirit. Pray all kinds of prayers. Be watchful, so that you can pray. Always keep on praying for all of God’s people.
Come together as the body of Christ - If we really do this, we can bring change no matter what election outcomes are.
1 Cor 12:12 The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ
Col 3:14-16 And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace.