A Reminder Not To Stop Praying
In the aftermath of the long, drawn-out Supreme Court Nomination of now Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh we must not lose our stride in continued sustained prayer over this country! We cannot as disciples of Jesus Christ, and those who want to see Him exalted over this great country, take too long of a breath or sigh. It is necessary that we continue to seek heaven and God’s throne and what He would have us pray for next. With that in mind I want to look at a couple of things.
As I sit here typing on my laptop I can hear the continued padder of what once a few hours ago was hurricane Michael. This is a massive storm and the biggest to hit the Florida Panhandle in at least 100 years. There will be damage and cleanup and many will be talking about it for days,weeks, and perhaps years. We must remember that hurricanes have been around for centuries. Perhaps as far back as ‘the days after Noah.” WE don’t need to focus on whether this is God’s judgment but rather how can we make a difference in the lives of those impacted. We need to be diligent to pray, give, and if directed to go and help. But pray we must.
For a while it seems the attention of the Kavanaugh proceedings have subsided with events like hurricane Michael, and the surprise resignation of Nikki Haley as The US ambassador to the UN. Even with all of that there is the bigger picture of the so-called mid-term elections taking place in less than a month all over the country. This is such a critical election. Those that believe that US president Donald Trump has done many good and Godly things to turn our country around need to take heed. We are still in danger of losing all that was gained if we don’t vote and pray.
The enemy has reared his ugly head and is stirring such an opposition in that if we don’t vote, and pray and fast we are not only of seeing the House and Senate in Congress lost to conservative Judeo-Christian values, we may see attempts to impeach President Trump and even some Supreme Court Justices. WE have already seen the ends to which the enemy will go to try to divide and tear up our country. Needless to say what will happen if we lose just one House or Senate seat not to mention state governor’s offices?
It is not my ultimate goal to write on politics but it seems that it is such a hot button now and we must get the mindset of the Lord. AS I have stated in previous writings God is neither Democrat nor is He Republican. However, for the majority of followers of Jesus, the values held by one party tend to lean more toward biblical standards and stand for what the Bible says.
Ultimately we must come together and pray for God to raise up righteous leaders and to turn hearts as we go to the polls to vote as led by the Holy Spirit, not by someone’s endorsement of a candidate or because we are mad about an issue. Let us pray for the elections, pray for the right person to replace Ambassador Haley, and also for our leaders. The Bible commands us to pray for our leaders, in the church, government and our employers.
The take away from all of this is that we cannot stop concerted prayer for our country, and our leaders. Also, pray for those affected by hurricane Michael in Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolina’s. Pray for righteousness, and holiness, to return to the Church. There are so many things going on in our country and world we need to stay focused on Jesus and always look to Him and Him alone for the answers to all of theses situations and for direction as we seek to go forward in the days ahead.
Paul said it best when he wrote in 1 Thes. 5:16-18, “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I challenge you to develop a stronger deeper prayer life than ever before, and in these challenging days to continuously lift up our nation. We must persevere in all that we do, especially in prayers, supplications, and intercessions for our families, nation, churches, cities, and the nations of the world. We must also pray for “the peace of Jerusalem” as we are told to do in Psalm 122:6.