|Pray without ceasing. (I Thess. 5:17)|
My pastor has done a wonderful job helping us look past all this election upheaval and seeing the matter through the eyes of God! This too is my prayer for any of you who are still dealing with this outcome from a deep, emotional place. I've seen the tears; the shock of unbelief; the bitter words dripping from the lips of the disappointed mixed with fear and trepidation. Yet verily, I say unto you who are Christians.....we've got a greater work ahead of us! THE WORK OF PRAYER!
This may sound redundant to some of you! Haven't Christians always been called to pray? Yes this is true...but have we really given it the seriousness that is needed? The sacrifice and work that it surely requires? Prayer meetings are still the least attended in the traditional black church! How many times have we moved beyond our own selfishness: Lord, bless me, you, and only these two! Or this one: If you just get me out of this mess, I promise, I'll do better!
Well, here we are! We've got a wonderful opportunity to repent and get it right! (Acts 3:19-Repent then, turn to God, so your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord...) The recent events of our nation has put us Back In The Fire! PRAYER FIRE!The human divide that we've just witnessed is much deeper than Republicans against Democrats. It's deeper than White against Blacks and Latinos. Even greater than our Genders issues! It has divided Christians and that cannot be! (Mark 3:25 - If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand)
As Christians we have a Clarion Call to pray not only for the country's healing but also for our elected officials, whoever they may be. White Evangelicals and the Black Church have not always had an easy history, but if hearts and souls are right before God, we are united in Christ! (Gal. 3:26-28- For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.)
I cannot yet see all the good that will come from Trump becoming the 45th President of the United States but I believe there must be something! Because the Bible promises me this: All things work together for good to them who love God, to them who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)
Let's Consider These Possibilities:
- If Donald Trump who claims Christianity is Not Saved, that through the influence and witness of Mike Pence who currently show these values, he and his family will become Saved.
- With Republicans now in charge of the Senate and the House of Representatives, that the conviction and the power of the Holy Spirit will prick hearts and minds to pass legislation and appoint earthly judges that will uphold true biblical mandates.
- That men and women everywhere and in every house: Houses of government, Houses of Prayers, Your house and My house are so motivated toward righteousness that they will get back to living what we dared to print on our money--IN GOD WE TRUST!
- And, when man fails us again (which he will) that as Christians, we will have done what Jesus in the beginning told us to do: PRAY, THY KINGDOM COME, THY WILL BE DONE, ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN !
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