Wednesday, November 7, 2012


There is some fear in the fact that President Obama has been re-elected and running our country for another 4 years. But as I sat quietly this morning in Gods word there is peace and confidence that it is He who is in control. He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords. He is the great I Am. He is in control of ALL things. He has a purpose. I opened my Bible to read out of Colossians and looked over at some underlined verses in Philippians and this is what I read:
'Don't worry about anything, instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.  Then you will experience God's peace,which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.' Phil 4:6-7
Peace and understanding only comes from God.  He is calling us to come to Him.  He is yearning for us to surrender and rely on Him.  Stop the worrying and the fear because our God is much greater than Obama will ever be.  I'm not being unrealistic in the fact that there will be harder times ahead because of him being re-elected, but maybe that is the point because isn't it in the hard times that we draw nearer and closer to God?  Don't get me wrong.  I am praying in a major way for our country - protection, revival, wisdom - and even for Obama.  That He will have the scales removed from his eyes and serve our Heavenly Father.  I pray that maybe the people around him will be believers and have influence on him and our country.  

Please go and read Acts 5:33-42 (even back up to v.17 to get the full picture)
We are studying Acts in CBS this year and these verses show how God can and will use anyone, even a  non believer, for His good and His glory. We must look at our presidential situation and pray that God will use Obama for His glory and His good even if Obama isn't seeking to please God. God has a will and purpose for our country and He is in control. God used Gamaliel to save the apostles [they were still beaten but still alive and praising God] and He can use Obama..we may take a beat'n too but it is up to us if we come out of it rejoicing.  That is where I will rest and find peace in all of this.

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