Friday, November 7, 2008

God has not left the building!

Like all good U.S. citizens, I did my duty. I voted. Few, if any of the people that I voted for made it to office. But I have another obligation as a citizen of heaven~I am to pray for those placed in authority even if I don't agree with them. As a Christian, I am commanded to pray for them. I am not to fear government ~ it is a gift from God. I choose not to wring my hands and lament that all is lost. God has established governments. They are ordained by Him. He is still in control. "God still rules ~ even over this earth. God has not abdicated His throne; He is riding triumphantly in His own chariot." (J.Vernon McGee)

Tuesday, I prayed then voted. I have voted and now I need to pray. Won't you join me?

"Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore he who resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will recieve condemnation upon themselves." Romans 13:1&2

"First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, in order that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior." I Tim. 2:1-3

" Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right." I Peter 2:13

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God." Philippians 4:6


Lavinia said...

I love this post. Would that everyone humbled themselves before the Lord on the Throne and prayed for the best for their country!

Meg said...

It's a good thing we've been told mot to be anxious, because what God actually meant is subject to some debate. Remember what Lincoln said.

Rosezilla said...

I came over from Lavinia's blog and I'm glad I did. I guess God is reminding all of us to trust Him; I posted many of these same verses because I too believe it is time to pray for the newly elected President-elect and others.

Kathi said...

You are so right Raeann. Thank you for sharing this.