2020 is almost over, and I’m praying 2021 will be better. I’m writing this letter before the November elections because I want my heart to be right no matter who wins. We all have our preferences, and we need to keep praying for our leaders. The corruption out there is pretty evident and we need to pray so God can have His way. But I believe Jesus will take care of me no matter who wins.
First Timothy 2:1,2 says:
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Amen. The Bible doesn’t say to pray only for the person you like and to badmouth and mock the ones you don’t like. I’m hoping we can unite in prayer so God can have His way.
In order for our Father to have His way, we need to quit fighting amongst ourselves. Jesus, Father God, and the Holy Spirit are the greatest Support we can have. They love each person in the election and all those in places of authority in our nation, and we need to pray that our leaders see the truth, and the truth makes them free.
When we run a person down with our mouths, we’re giving Satan all the ammunition he needs to go in and destroy that person, and it also gives the devil room to come after us. However, when we pray for people to see the truth, to open their heart to Jesus, that pleases God just as it says in First Timothy 2:3,4:
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
It’s never too late to start praying even though it can be difficult to do so when we can see the injustice of things.
I thank God that Jesus loved me even when I wasn’t serving Him. He will move Heaven and earth to reach the lost, the broken, and the hurting. I may mess up at times, but God is good all the time. Amen.
I hope this letter helps you keep the perspective of the importance of praying for and loving people even if you don’t like what they do.
One of my favorite psalms is Psalm 23. When we put our love and trust in God, He will take care of us:
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Amen. No matter what circumstances look like, our confidence is in God. Please say a prayer today for our leaders, for our country, and for our Father to comfort the lost and hurting.
I pray that we can all stand before the Lord someday and He will say, “Good job, My faithful child.”
Have a blessed Thanksgiving Day holiday and please share God’s love and peace with someone.
In His love,