Monday, November 24, 2008
Thoughts on the Election and Obama
I have finally been able to find time to post on this topic. Americans have voted and picked our next president of the United States. I may not like the results of the election and I may get a lot of flak for what I am about to say. First off we have to understand that God is Sovereign. Daniel 4:25 states that God is the ruler over all kingdoms of men and he will He will give it to whoever he wants. Ephesians 1:11 states that God works out everything in agreement with the decision of His will. Also we should not be fearful of the election of Obama because Romans 8:28 says, " We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those called according to his purpose."
We not have a hateful heart towards Obama. God chose him to be the ruler over our Nation. That doesn't mean we have to agree with everything Obama stands for and we can oppose him on things like abortion but we have to do it in a loving and understanding way. We should respect Obama and pray for him and that's what I'm calling all my readers to do. Pray for our new president Obama. Pray not only for his safety but that he will be wise and God will guide him in the way that he should lead the country. We shouldn't be waiting for Obama to fail or hope he fails. We want Obama to succeed. If Obama succeeds America succeeds if Obama fails America suffers.
(1 Timothy 2:1-3) - "First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, for kings and all those who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quit life in all godliness and dignity. This is good, and it pleases God our Savior."
Let us look on the bright side. God is in control, His ways are better than ours even though we don't fully understand. Also be thankful that we live in the United States of America a free country where we can proclaim His name without being persecuted, hunted and killed. We have been given the opportunity to vote in a democracy thanks to those brave men and women in uniform. Look at how far we have come as a nation. Our nation is 232 years old. Just a few hundred years ago we had black African American slaves, slaves treated badly. Now we have the first African American president. That is amazing! It truly shows how wonderful our Nation is. I give Obama my respect and he is my next president and I will be praying for him on a daily basis as should you. but when issues like abortion arise we should show him in a respectful way that abortion is the taking of an innocent life. Let this also be an opportunity for Churches to get more involved in creating opertunitys to help Pregnate women who are thinking about abortion. Think how much the abortion rate would drop if more and more churches created programs that would help pregnate women.