by Shane Wall
Amid the somewhat confusing array of television commercials, focused on damaging the campaign of a candidate’s opponent, it makes me personally glad that I only have Netflix (no television commercials whatsoever).
Our nation is truly and indeed a melting pot. There are different cultures, ideologies and habits that causes our nation to be separate, but equal, meaning, as citizens, we can vote however we choose.
No matter who wins the presidency, some will be happy and some will not. How do I view the upcoming presidency? I take God’s specific Word on the subject as my stance: Let every person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment. (Romans 13:1, AMP)
Whoever wins, I will respect, honor and abide by whatever God uses them to do.
Did you know that God isn’t afraid of who’s going to win?
Why would He be, when He’s in control, all the time. Scripture firmly declares in Proverbs 21:1 (AMP) that, “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as are the watercourses; He turns it whichever way He wills.” Don’t you just love how encouraging God’s Word is?
We are expected to pray for those who lead us. The church I pastor shines a bright picture of our mayor, governor and president on the projection screens each Sunday as we pray for them and others in authority. Why do we do such? We are commanded in the Bible to do so, according to 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (KJV): “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” Therefore, if we don’t pray for them, faithfully, we have no right to complain.
Prayer is not a speech... it never has been.
Prayer has always meant to be a conversation. God loves for us to converse with Him. Most of us may find ourselves saying prayers and feel we’ve done our just duty toward our Lord, but God desires relationship. We should never become accustomed to simply saying prayers (prepared, written or memorized works). We should always pray, sincerely from our hearts, in conversational format. With that being said, let’s all have our own conversations with God concerning who He wants to be the next president of the United States of America, and whomever He chooses, let’s prayerfully support His decision and His leading.
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