The Day After Elections
So, how'd ya sleep election night?
History is made everyday. Yep, that's a bit of a duh statement and a strange thing to say, but it is isn't it? With each new day we have a yesterday...where history was made. On Election night, or should I say early early the next morning history was made. I'm not here to talk politics. I believe we're all pretty weary of that. I'm here to remind us all that God is for us! Whether history is writing itself the way you like it or not. God is for us! God has a plan. I'm so very thankful He's got this. I use to worry about these things as if I had any control over them. Hmph. Funny right? The one thing I do have control over is my prayer life. I can choose to pray about anything and everything or I can choose to worry. I have to say I've become pretty fond of the affects of prayer as opposed to worry.
We have a chance every morning to choose to dwell on history and not use it to move forward. Use it the way God intended it to be used. As a lesson. As a praise to Him. As a reminder that He is in control. He is on the throne. Does yesterday's history show that you prayed? Did you give God the chance to mold you into His purpose? Like we were reminded Sunday, this is a benefit of prayer for us personally. It may or may not bear repeating, but last week I ended my thoughts with this:
We don't just wake up every morning knowing Him more. It's not just some cosmic evolutionary process that we know Him more every day just because that's how the stars are aligned. No. It requires a conscious effort on our parts. A daily choice. To be intentional. To be deliberate in our pursuing of Christ.
I encourage you pray. Pray for our country. Our new President. Our communities. Each other. Prayer is powerful. Let's continue to be deliberate and intentional. If there were to be any history written about me, I would want it to say - "She was a prayer warrior."
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4