Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Warfare Wednesday: Discernment

"So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
       3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up your voice for understanding,
       4 If you seek her as silver,
      And search for her as
for hidden treasures;
       5 Then you will understand the fear of the LORD,
      And find the knowledge of God.
       6 For the LORD gives wisdom;
      From His mouth
come knowledge and understanding;"  Proverbs 2:2-6

This morning, and the last few days actually, I've been thinking about the direction our country is headed.  Or maybe lack of direction would be better at the moment.   Oh, I continue to pray heartily for President Obama, because I believe God's not finished with him yet, and I do believe that the change that our president stood for in his campaigning is still possible- it just may not be in the way he imagined.  Change for God is the ultimate change that will make a difference in our country.

I was actually thinking about the fact that we are now two years out from the next presidential election, and different people are stepping forward and declaring an interest in running for the leader of our country.  Still others are being asked to consider running, and it just has me wondering, how can we really know who is best for the United States of America?  How do we decide the right man (or woman) for the job- really?  I was thinking about one person in particular, and wondered if it was more important to elect someone with high morals- or if it was more important to go with the very wise businessman who could maybe make a difference with the financial troubles of this country.  I really was thinking hard about this the other day, and then it occurred to me what we really need to begin praying for with regards to the future of our country.  Discernment.

As born-again believers of the Kingdom of God, we need to begin praying for discernment for the American people.  We need to begin praying that the people will see deception where it needs to be seen- but most importantly, we need to begin praying that the people will discern God's person for the job.  So many right-wing people are focused on trying to find the right candidate to shove President Obama out of office, but as I mentioned above, God isn't finished with him yet.  Perhaps the reason that none of the prospective candidates (this early in the game, of course) just scream to me as someone to put my support behind, is because President Obama IS the man for the job.  With two years left in his presidency, a lot can change, and a whole lot can happen.

And so my prayer this morning is for a discerning eye for the American people.  May they see the truth about this country,and may that discernment lead our people to praying for President Obama.  May the people begin crying out to God for truth and understanding, and may He grant it in a way that only He can give.  May discernment flood the United States of America, and may people begin to stand up for truth, righteousness, and God above all else.

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