Good morning my dear family, friends and blog followers:
I have to say, admittedly, at the beginning of last night I was not convinced the election would turn out the way it did. I am very glad it did, but I might have been a little bit of a "doubting Thomas" going into it...
Regardless, of whether your candidate won or not, I pray everyone will remember that we are all Americans that exercised our rights to vote, based on our own personal beliefs, and no one should be criticized, unfriended on social media, etc. Truth is, we have got to get back to "One Nation Under God" and stop letting the [so called] news dictate our actions and fears.
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." (Philippians 2:3-4)
Thankfully not all of us are called to be political servants. The majority of us will never hold office, but still we have a very important role to play. We must continue to pray, specifically for the next four years.
Many continue to say, with this election, we have most definitely seen history made. I do not disagree; however, in the aftermath of this election, we must continue to pray, and pray with continued discernment. In my opinion, reality is, it's not over.....it's just beginning!
I've listed several scriptures below for you to look up and bind with me in prayer for our newly elected President and his staff.
II Kings 13:16 - Pray that the Lord would put His hands on the the president (and his team) and guide them in the next four years.
Proverbs 1:5-7 - Pray that this man will listen with discernment, add to his knowledge, and receive wise counsel.
John 16:33 - Pray that this man would be given wisdom and ability from the Lord to overcome any obstacle or difficulty during these next four years.
Proverbs 21:23 - Pray that this man will be careful to not allow his words to cause damage and he will seek counsel before he speaks.
Philippians 4:13 - Pray that the Lord's choice for President will have special strength and unusual ability from God.
Psalm 18:32-36 - Pray that the Lord would arm this man with strength; would guide him in battle (after the election); and would sustain him and give him victory.
Hebrews 11:32-34 – Pray that this man, through faith, persevere and maintain his courage throughout the next four years.
2 Corinthians 12:9 – Pray that the Lord would empower and enable this man in any area of weakness.
Habakkuk 1:5 and 3:2 - Pray that the Lord will do something that would utterly amaze us and give His servant victory.
Ephesians 5:15-17 - Pray that he will be very cautious in his actions and that he will seek the Lord's counsel before he makes any move.
One of the greatest things that came out of the last eight (8) years, and throughout this election, is that it has brought people to their knees in prayer. My prayer is that it will continue. Will you stand in prayer with me?
Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!
"Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)
Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day!
"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)