As the celebration of the birth of our country approaches we need to remember that whether we agree or disagree with what is going on; we need to pray for those in leadership. Just like President Lincoln said we gave them consent to govern when we elected them into office. So pray for them, whoever you voted for or if you didn’t vote.
1 Timothy 2:1-4
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth.
Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years! Then, when he prayed again, the sky sent down rain and the earth began to yield its crops.
Americans are very opinionated in nature. The system of government and the free market society we have creates that mindset. There is nothing wrong with that. But often those opinions become a source of anger and hate. That is when it becomes wrong. James says confess your sins. He is making a point by saying that right before he encourages us to pray and pray with power like Elijah. When we are harboring anger, resentment, or hate inside of us our prayers wont do anything. So confess your sins; ask God to forgive and also freely forgive others. Then you will be able to pray with power.
So have your opinions and share your beliefs, but don’t sin. If someone upsets you; take it to Christ let Him be your guide. The title is let Him Govern. Who am I talking about…
Christ will not force His leadership on you or me. He is a perfect man. He has great things in store for your life, only if you will choose to let go of your sins and let Him be the Lord of your life.
We elect our leaders and sometimes we agree with them and sometimes we don’t. Other times we agree with what they say but disagree with what they do. It is human nature we all make misstates, we all make promises we cant keep we all lie.
For all have sinned and fallen short of the Glory of God.
All accept 1. Jesus.
The LORD is merciful and compassionate, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the LORD. “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.”
1 Peter 2:22
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
Give Jesus Christ the authority in your life. When you do He will always be there for you. He will always keep His promises. No matter what is going on in the world He will be your provider and protection.