Thanks to our recent presidential and vice presidential debates my mind could not stop thinking about this……
Nations rising up against each other, people and babies are being strategically eliminated, mother nature and natural disasters leaving a path of destruction, food shortages are taking its toll on the population of third world nations, people rioting against their governments because of austerity measures….it looks like a pretty bleak picture when one looks around this world. One could argue there have always been things like this happening, but because of our mass media we just know more about it now. I would agree to some point, but I feel this past century alone events have sped up in such a way that the birth pains talked about in the last days are getting much stronger than we realize. Regardless of the events taking place, living just life in the blessed, or not so blessed as others would argue, United States of America these days has been less than hopeful lately. With an election coming up we have people on both sides calling each other names, stating “facts” that they seem to have gotten from a Cracker Jacks box, and once again dividing the American people when we should be coming together in prayer!
What do most people do when they are faced with a problem? What do most believers do when they are faced with a problem? Depending on the person and their beliefs one tries to fix it themselves or one gets on their knees. I have certainly had my share of trying to fix it myself…tried to fix my marriage, tried to fix my family, tried to fix broken relationships, and tried to fix myself. Funny thing, nothing I tried worked until I finally came to the end of MYSELF…anybody know what is at the end of yourself? A loving, patient, compassionate God and I am thinking once this country finally gets to the end of itself that is exactly who it will find too…at least that is my prayer!
How many of you actually pray for our country? I personally have been guilty of forgetting to lift our nation up in prayer, but I want to really encourage you even if you think you are not a strong person of prayer to just lift up our leaders to God. Pray for their protection, their families, their hearts….that those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior will be reminded daily of their need for Him! Prayer changes things my friends and I believe we need it more now than ever 🙂 Looking forward to voting with you in November, but no matter what happens know this…whoever is elected, God has placed Him there for a reason and He needs all the prayer and support he can get! See you at the poles 🙂
2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”