So, first and foremost, I urge God’s people to pray. They should make their requests, petitions, and thanksgivings on behalf of all humanity. Teach them to pray for kings (or anyone in high places for that matter) so that we can lead quiet, peaceful lives—reverent, godly, and holy— all of which is good and acceptable before the eyes of God our Savior who desires for everyone to be saved and know the truth. -1 Timothy 2:1-4 (THE VOICE)
Today (Tuesday, November 4, 2014) is election day here in the United States. This makes me think about government a little more than I normally would and has prompted me to write this post about praying for those in authority. For those who have an interest in things political as I do, it could be easy to get on the negative bandwagon about certain politicians [or even entire political parties] and get filled with bitterness, resenting those elected and even [sometimes] the majority who elected them. As Christians, my hope and prayer is that we don’t go there, but rather that we engage in prayer for encouragement of those in power to seek and implement God’s will. Too many times I have been guilty of bashing the current administration or the party in power when I should be praying earnestly for them to seek His will in all their affairs and act on it. I have been listening to the “Believer’s Voice of Victory” broadcast (Kenneth Copeland ministry). They have spent a lot of time talking about this issue and praying about it.
I could get lengthy in this post and discuss why it is our duty as Christians to vote as the Holy Spirit reveals His will to us, but I’d rather you took the time to go vote, instead of read my blog today 😉