This most recent presidential election didn’t turn out the way I had hoped.
Lately, that is always the case, at least for half of the country.
The funny thing, though, I have found myself resting within a cocoon of peace. The reason that is funny is that the prayers that I and many, many others like me have prayed haven’t yet come to pass.
So, here are some things that I have learned.
To be in the will of God is my deepest desire.
The word of God is living and active, and sharper than a two edged sword.
When I pray and don’t receive the answer I desire, He reveals His will to me.
The father of lies is alive and active in this world, and many, many are his children. “Whenever he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” John 8:44
The survival of any country is not necessarily the highest will of the One who sets kings in place.
“When the righteous rule, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” Proverbs 29:2
There is no one righteous, no, not one. For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
God desires that no one perish, that is, that no one dies without having His Life inside them. That requires each person to turn from his own will (repent) and give himself to the will of God. John 3:16
For me, the biggest transformations in my life have always come to me through some of my greatest trials.
Maybe it is that way with you, too.
If our country loses its power, greatness, and wealth, and turns its ear to the aforementioned “father of lies”, there will be some who will desire the voice of Truth.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one (nobody) comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
In this world, we will have tribulation. But, a few of us may take heart, live in hope, fix our eyes on the One who has already overcome this world.
Again, To be in the will of God is my deepest desire.
In my coming times on this earth, in this country, my plan is to stand on the truth, for the truth, in the truth.
God made man in His own image, male and female. We don’t need new pronouns.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Decisions made by the will of man tend to be unwise, with little understanding of consequences that follow.
The freedom that the founders of this country envisioned can disappear rather quickly. True freedom rests in receiving the Life that comes from John 3;16.
Fear is not of God. Climate change, Covid19, riots, cancer, republicans, democrats, poverty, homelessness, censorship, cancel culture, lockdowns, mask mandates, wildfires, financial loss, ….All lead to an opportunity to turn to the One who gives Life.
Our lives are in His hands. He numbers our days.
A friend gave me a bookmark this past week with one of my favorite scriptures. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6
I want the One who made me,
who now calls me “His own”,
who has planted everlasting life inside me.
He is the One I want to direct my paths.
Jesus, Show me Your Way!