I couldn't help today thinking and praying for our nation. Today is a day for patriotism…to thank God for the fact that many of us live in a great nation. This is a nation that needs God's leadership…we aren't in a position of superiority except in our own minds. History is God's story…we are a part of it. God will have the final say about the success or failure of the American experiment.
For now…I pray for our new President! That's it…he's my president and yours (if you are an American). I want him to be successful and a great leader. So, today is a day to reflect and pray…that's about it!
But now is a time to do what I posted in November…so recall with me for a bit –
"The election is over…so needs to be the "I told you so's" and the
finger pointing and the extremes of ideology. Now, as followers of
Jesus we pray…we pray (as we always have) for our national leaders
and the wisdom they need to make decisions that will honor a larger
truth than the truths of the culture. It might be difficult for some,
a joy for others, or something that would not even occur to others
still – but it is time to give support to those who have won this
aspect of the race. As I mentioned yesterday, we who love and follow
Jesus live for another Kingdom – now we pray that we can continue to
live as a citizen of the Kingdom of God no matter who is in political
power. We still retain our prophetic voice and we still have the call
of God ringing in our hearts and ears…so despite what has changed, it
in many respects remains the same. So, let's start praying…"