Tuesday, November 4, 2008

In quietness and conviction

Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous,
but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

Hebrews 12:11

Regardless of how you voted, if you are a believer in and a child of God and know that we are merely pilgrims on our way to our real home in heaven with our bridegroom Jesus, I exhort you this day to pray for and support our new president.

Pray for blessing, wisdom, discernment for the man who will yield incredible earthly power for the next four years.

But more so I also exhort you to trust in the sovereignty of a holy and powerful God. And without doubt know that God has raised up whom He will raise up to serve His purpose. His purpose for our good and His glory. His purpose to sanctify us and make us holy, not comfortable.

America, content in apathy, materialistic and self-serving, has been asleep far too long. God cannot be unfaithful to the men who risked all to begin this country. Faithful men that were not ashamed to speak the name of Jesus. Men that understood that true freedom is being in Christ, free from the bonds of sin. Men who knew that it is the Lord's kindness that leads men to repentance.

So many of us have fasted and prayed for revival in this country. But as we know in our own experience and witnessed in our children, repentance only comes by faithful, loving correction by the Father. Correcting our children, even when it is painful for the moment, is the kindest, most loving thing we can do to form our children's character. Our heavenly Father knows that is true of His children too.

I do not claim to know what the next four years will bring. But I do know the goodness, love and mercy of the God I serve, the God I adore.

Proverb 8:15-16 declares,
"By Me kings reign, and princes decree justice.
By Me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth."

I trust in the Lord and I hope you do too. I hope that you trust that His will, will be done. As we wait for the Peace of Jerusalem to return for His Bride, I pray that we would put aside all bitterness and malice and know that even when it's hard to understand circumstance, understand the truth that His ways are higher than our ways, His thoughts higher than our thoughts.

Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar.

But render unto God what belongs to God.


Mrs. Bridget G. said...

lol. I belong to God as to my husband and children. No matter what Caesar may say. We all need to pray REALLY hard now and be prepared.

Andrea Bell said...

The Lord was reminding me the other day...that if He can use a heathen king to rebuild Jerusalem...He can use any president or head of country to bring about good things. Thank you Lord that You are our King and all things are in Your hands...and our time on this earth is short and momentary. Come quickly Lord Jesus:)

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