It's election day, in the United States. And I'm speechless. We place high expectations of people in public service, leadership and authority figures. We know they aren't perfect, but we expect them to present themselves perfect.
And while Christians know and understand those in office may not be Christian (and certainly, this election doesn't seem to present candidates as Christian) and yet we base our ability to vote for them as though they were. Thus, "everybody" on social media is in a quandary.
I'm at a loss at Christians voting for who many to be a criminal.
And they'd be at a loss for those voting for the outrageous.
It's creating incredibly complex issues of distraught.. mentally and spiritual; and equally incredibly conversations on social media.
Both sides have elements seeking to understand each other and yet, both insist supporters are naive, uninformed, out of touch and straight-out missing and misinterpreting faith and morality.
The struggle is real.
The frustration is high.
The anxiety is unbelievable.
So, to read 1 Timothy 2: 1-2 first thing morning, was beyond comforting.
"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."
It's easy to pray for the most visible leaders and authority figures.
Presidents. Chairman. Owners. Bosses. Whoever is preaching on Sunday morning.
But what about the other levels?
Management and Supervisors
Associates, in lead positions of various departments.
Decision-makers at every level of influence.
Pray for them all; that we may lead a quiet, peaceable life. In all godliness and honesty.
This election day; candidates may not be honest, they may not be godly; but be weary of those who will do any and every thing they can to prevent you from living in godliness and honesty for you and your household.
And pray, this #associatePastorTuesday, in which America votes for the next few years worth of authority figures over this land. Pray for leaders and decisions makers of every kind, at every level... whether in charge of a department, organization, agency or country; may God grant to them wisdom and discernment. Pray for those needing the miraculous, in their heart and mind; that God would quicken them to live in godliness and in honesty. May God's will be carried out this day; may God heal this land as the people of God pray. And for whatever the outcome and the aftermath that follows, may God be with us, protect us, lead us and empower us.
To live for His glory.
Regardless of what we face in this world.
Greater is He who is in us
Than he who is in the world.
Just a man, attempting to fulfill God's plan. Husband, Dad, Dreamer. Blogger.