Monday, November 12, 2012

Righteousness Speaks: Post Election Thoughts

I believe that God DID hear HIS children on election day.  Our job was to vote for righteousness, our job was not to change the course of history, but to vote right and just.  Christians were to vote for the candidate who best reflected God's thoughts- the candidate against abortion, and who values life. We did vote, and while our voices may have been the minority of the voice... God heard loud and clear.  The Israelites in Egypt were the minority, yet God heard them and delivered them in such a spectacular way...

"And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel whom the Egyptians keep in bondage, and I have remembered My covenant. 6 Therefore say to the children of Israel: ‘I am the Lord; I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, I will rescue you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7 I will take you as My people, and I will be your God. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God who brings you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians."  Exodus 5:5-7

If you had told Israel what was to come in the weeks and months ahead, they would have laughed at you.  But God had an amazing plan for them, and I believe He has an amazing plan for America.  The Israelites watched from their little bubble in Goshen as the Egyptian land was subject to plague after plague.  Eventually, Pharaoh sent them away, where they were led across the desert by a pillar of fire!  A cloud by day, and a pillar of fire by night.  God did not desert His children for one second.  He heard their cries and their groans and their petitions, and He delivered them in the most remarkable way. 

I daren't speculate as to why Mr. Romney did not gain the presidency.  However, with retrospective eyes, I can look back and see that perhaps there were far too many people who were placing all their hopes and dreams for the future on this one presidential candidate.  Instead, the hopes and dreams should have been placed with God, our Father.  Our help for America is not going to come from any president or congressman.  It is going to come from Heaven, and I think it's going to come in a spectacular way.

" I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth."  Psalm 121:1-2

Man is never the answer, and God always is.  Clearly God is not finished with President Obama, and I am excited to continue the opportunity to pray for him and his lovely family.  May the church continue to heed the words of 2 Chronicles 7:14, for WE are HIS people and it is our duty to pray this beloved country out of the downward spiral it's in.

" if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."  2 Chronicles 7:14

God is a good God.  All the time, and His love never fails.  He has a great love for America, a great love.  And I am literally on the edge of my seat- praying incessantly for this beautiful country- filled with anticipation for what God is going to do here.  It's going to be amazing, and there will be no doubt that God is the answer and all we need.

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