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I heard it out of Oprah’s mouth today on CNN as she was interviewed after Obama’s victory speech. Instantly I was reminded of the scripture God had led me to when I was praying on Wall Street almost a month ago:
Joel 1:2 – “Hear this, you elders; listen all who live in the land. Has anything like this ever happened in your days or in the days of your forefathers?”
(This was said about “the invasion of locusts”. Read my post about Wall Street to see more scriptures.)
I wanted to cry last night.
I’ve had a knot in my stomach ever since 11pm last night.
I get nauseous just thinking about what the next 4 years will entail.
My heart aches . . . no . . . it grieves . . . for all the unborn that will lose their voice even more so these next 4 years.
However . . . I realize that this fear, worry and dread – is not where the Lord wants me to be. He has already told us, time and time again, to trust HIM . . . to let HIM take care of things (financially, politically, etc), and that in the end – we will be amazed!!
So – my next respose last night was “Lord – thank you that putting a black man in the presidential office may actually help to bring racial reconciliation to this land to a greater degree”. I am also going to be on a mission to pray for Mr. Obama’s salvation . . . and if he really is saved . . . to pray that the Holy Spirit falls upon him and convicts him to follow God’s will, plan and desires for ALL of mankind – including the unborn! But above all – I am going to pray that GOD’s Will will be done these next 4 years!
I tried to watch Kim Clement’s live show (about what God had been showing him about the elections) on the night before the election, but they were having trouble with their webcast (too many people trying to watch!). I was watching it today, and was was encouraged and reminded of what God has been saying. That even though the outcome of the election wasn’t what I selfishly wanted (though I wasn’t surprised at all) . . . God’s plans and ways are higher than my own. His thoughts are not my thoughts. I KNOW that God can and will use the next 4 years to uncover the things He needs to expose and to prepare the soil for a greater and better “crop”. And I do believe that with Obama as President, many more people will be praying harder, longer and more often than they would have before . . . especially for the unborn (and the possible nomination(s) to the Supreme Court in the next 4 years, etc)! I’m all for more prayer!!
I really don’t like or get into politics very often . . . and hadn’t planned on posting about this . . . but ultimately I know that GOD is in control . . . no matter who thinks they are in control down here. My mandate (and yours) now is to pray for my leaders – to pray blessings upon them and that God’s will will be done!
I need to go back and relisten to Kim’s webcast as he was saying some things about giving a grain offering to allow the water to come, and digging ditches to hold the water that comes (from a place that you least expect). Once again . . . . here is something about giving our grain offerings back to God and God providing in a way we won’t expect Him to! Hmmm . . . sounds familiar!
To encourage you all, in this time of transition (to a new president and new ruling party within Congress and the oval office) – that you will continue to look to the Lord first and foremost. That you will continue (or start) to pray for our leaders – no matter if they are Republicans, Democrats or Independents. Pray for them. Pray a blessing on them. Pray for Godly wisdom in their lives, thoughts and actions. Pray for salvation for those that do not know the Lord. Pray for their families. Do I need to go on? Just pray. And don’t pray “your” agenda . . . but the Lord’s. Let HIS will be done and HIS kingdom come!
God is good . . . . all the time!
All the time . . . God is good!
Give thanks in all situations! Yes – even today!