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Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day

Today is Election Day. This has a been a hard election. There has been such a divide in the country. Angry words have flown back and forth. Americans on both sides, passionate about their beliefs have fought hard. Did you remember to vote today?

If you are like me, no matter what the outcome is today, you are probably relieved that it is almost over! And, just writing this post about the election, with still a week to go, the anxious knot in my stomach is returning.

I am so glad that I do not have to worry. I do not have to fear. God already knows the outcome. He is not anxious. He is not worried. He is "working all things together for good."

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them."
Daniel 2:20-21

God lifts up rulers and removes rulers. Our hope is not in the king or the next president, but our hope is in God, the maker of Heaven and Earth!

As my good friend, Michelle reminded me, "He is Sovereign. He reigns."


But, what SHOULD I do?

Voting, like every other aspect of our Christian lives should be submitted under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We should ask Him, "Lord, how would You have me vote?"

Not on the economy.

Not on the programs.

Not on speeches.

Lord, how would YOU have ME vote?

And, we NEED to pray!

We need to pray for our leaders.

Pray for the current President.

Pray for the next President.

Pray for the Congress.

Pray for the Supreme Court.

Pray for State Representatives.

Pray for local Representatives.

Pray that God would lead them and guide them and pour out HIS wisdom on them.

Pray for the election.

Pray NOT that God would elect who WE want, but that WE would elect who God wants. Pray that we would be sensitive the leading of the Holy Spirit when we make the choice. Pray that God's will be done in this United States of America. If you do not live in America, please pray for our country as we elect our next leaders.

"If my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

Father, we cry out to You! Thank You God that You love us and hear us and forgive us. Heal our country, Lord. We lift up our leaders to You, asking for Your wisdom and guidance. We lift up this election to You, Lord, knowing that You are over it all. You will raise up the leaders according to Your plan and purpose. Thank You, Lord, that we rest in You. You are Sovereign. You do reign. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.

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Blogger Denise said...

Beautifully, and truthfully said my friend.

November 4, 2008 at 12:31 AM  
Blogger Joanne Sher said...

Amen. Praying (and planning on voting!)

November 4, 2008 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Cathy Davis said...

Amen and amen. I copied your post and have been emailing it around. What a great reminder!

November 4, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Marci said...

praying and at peeace. God will use this, i agree. He is on the throne. i listened to an awesome audio on the principles of voting by r c sproul yesterday. great insight. here's the link and keep on praying even after today! it is the MOST important thing we do each day!

November 4, 2008 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger marie said...

Excellent post - I'm linking to it from my blog today.
Thanks for sharing.

Our God reigns!

November 4, 2008 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger LauraLee Shaw said...

praying for revival and healing in our land. Great post.

November 5, 2008 at 1:00 PM  

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