God is In Control
I have several friends who are extremely upset over the situation in our country. While I understand and appreciate their concern, I refuse to let it dominate my life. Daily I remind myself of the truth of Proverbs 21:1 "A kings heart is a water channel in the Lord's hand; He directs it wherever He chooses." Before you think that this is a cop-out on my part, stop and realize that the ultimate fate of this nation is not in the hands of the politicians, but rather in the hands of Almighty God. Even before I've done my part in voting and have spoken my mind through communication with elected officials, the most important thing I can do is pray for our nation. I've made a covenant with God that whenever I wake up during the night that is my call to prayer for our nation. Primarily I pray for repentance beginning in the halls of government and moving throughout the nation. I'm using Ninevah as my example. I'm asking God to send a prophet or prophets throughout our land with His strong message, and I'm asking that the response will be the same as in Ninevah. Just as God used Darius the Mede (in the day of Daniel) and Artaxerxes (in the day of Nehemiah) he can use a current president and elected officials to accomplish His purposes. My word to believers in our nation is "PRAY, PRAY, PRAY and OBEY, OBEY OBEY." God is in control!!!