Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Think about it!

Isaiah 55:8-9
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

Proverbs 21:1 "A king's heart is a water channel in the Lord's hand: He directs it wherever He chooses."

The 2008 elections are over. As I write this, I'm thinking back to last night when the very first returns came in and I was praying that God would allow that trend to continue. Obviously, as the night progressed, that trend did not. The election was decided before the evening was over and now major changes can be expected in Washington, DC. We have to remember that our God is Sovereign. He is always in control and never surprised. His eternal will shall be accomplished here on earth just as readily as the angels hasten to do His will in heaven. We must continue to have total faith in our Lord and in God's plan even though His thoughts and ways are much higher than ours and we can't always see His plan. One thing we do know is we can trust His Hand. Many will question how this election can and will glorify God. You can be assured that God will glorify Himself and that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes. This is just another event that must happen prior to the Rapture of the Church and soon followed by Jesus return as the King of Kings, ruling over all the earth.

Now that the election is over and the decision has been made, you and I still have much to do. It appears to me that the things that are important to those of us who support family values and the sanctity of life will have to be more fervent in our prayer life and also be more vocal in order to preserve the ground we've taken over the past decade. I want to challenge everone who reads this blog to remember these three things; 1. God is Sovereign and on His Eternal throne. 2. His plan is established through the ages, and cannot be changed by man's efforts, 3. It is His will that all men and women, boys and girls, have the opportunity to accept His free gift of salvation offerd through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, The Promised One.

Nothing, and I mean nothing can change these three principles of Almighty Sovereign God. We are in a new chapter of American history as we know it and we are in a new chapter of life here on earth. We all can make the most of it by keeping our trust in our Lord. Today, please pray for President Bush as he makes the transition back into private life and then pray for our next president and his family that God would turn his heart whatever way the Lord needs to to bring America back to the Lord.


Greg P. said...

Your looking at this election in the right way Eddie. Above all else, God is in charge, always has and always will be!

We need to pray. We also need to pray for our next president that he makes good decisions. AND we must be more vocal if he gives in to more liberal thinking! Christians cannot sit on their hands.

One bright spot so far, it appears that gay marriage has been voted down in CA. We have to fight for every victory we can win, no matter what. It starts with prayer.

BethAnne said...

I think the best thing we can ask of God is for the salvation of our new president......the rest will fall into place.

jcdisciple said...

Beth hit it exactly. I'm burdened for him and all like him who need to examine themselves to be sure they are in in the faith. The Deeper conference brought this to my attention so vividly. I can't judge his heart, but his fruit is bad not good. Therefore, I am burdened that he is deceived about his salvation and I pray God will have mercy and bring him under conviction. What a miracle it would be if he became like Saul of Tarsus and had a Damascus road experience. That is what I pray for him and all my countrymen. I don't want to have their blood on my hands because of pride and lack of prayer for my enemies.

God bless you, Eddie.

Mommyluann said...

My husband pointed out that California voted for the ban on same sex marriage. We are rejoicing in that victory. At school today I heard some 2nd graders "booing" the new president elect. Our second grade teacher reminded them that wether we "agree" or not, we are to pray for them. I was so proud of her. Praying for his salvation is top of the list. Good Word.