I cried myself to sleep as I watched a watershed moment in history... the most liberal-pro-abortion president win the election to govern our country. I wondered how this happened?? How did we get to this place? (I, personally, think the conservatives got de-railed because no one was very excited about McCain. We lost unity. I think if it were Romney or Huckabee, things may have been different.)
I thought of the future and what it will be like... about the world my innocent boys will grow up in. I also thought of the serious responsibility to teach my kids the Word of God so they can navigate through the darkness coming. I felt as if an umbrella of protection over me suddenly got yanked away and I felt a whole new eery vulnerability. Like being on a trapeze and someone cutting down your safety net.
The Word tells us to respect those in authority so our family will do that. We will respect and honor authority unless it goes against the Word of God. We live in such an amazing country that I love and am proud of.
I am, however, excited about this election for a few reasons.
1.God always uses what seems like defeat for great victory. God can use this to strengthen His people... To show them their need to pick up the pace and start running harder... To get in the Word and fall in love with righteousness. I think darkness is coming but that means the lights will shine brighter.
"*Even if persecution should await believers in Christ or harrowing circumstances hound us, God will use hardship to bring unity and purity to a people who need it desperately. The best of circumstances do not always produce the best in the Bride of Christ."
2.I have a fresh determination to teach my kids truth. To equip them for what lies ahead. To sharpen them as arrows to be shot into the world. For them to be leaders. Mediocrity is not going to cut it anymore. May God give our kids a true passion for Jesus- not just Sunday School answers. May they be captivated by the beauty of His Word. May they be world-changers for the gospel.
3. Jesus is teaching me that He is my safety net that CAN NOT BE cut down. To trust in anything other than Him is foolishness anyway.
4. And, finally, it is time to PRAY! As hard as it may be, pray for Obama. Pray that God would bless him, change his heart and that he would be a man who seeks the wisdom of God before making decisions. Pray that he and his family are protected from harm. We have access to such great power through prayer.
"The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes." Proverbs 21:1
So, be encouraged. Fight hard to run your race. Throw off anything that hinders and GO!!!
Fear Not- He is God with us, Immanuel.
"Be dressed and ready for service and keep your lamps burning like men waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so the when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be GOOD for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the second or third watch of the night."
May God bless America and protect our families and the lives of the unborn.
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"Let the beloved of the Lord rest secure in Him, for He shields him all day long, and the one the Lord loves rests between His shoulders." Deuteronomy 33:12