4th Nov, 2008

A New President – The Same Responsibilities

President-Elect Barack Obama

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” Romans 13:1

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 2:1-4

No matter who leads our nation we must continue to serve the Lord. President-Elect Barack Obama is established as the leader-elect of the United States by the Lord. We must make requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving for President-Elect Obama. Clearly, given the challenges we face as a nation and a culture, he needs our prayers and the wisdom that God alone can give.

These responsibilities would have been ours whether John McCain or Barack Obama won. Consequently, I’m not sure how much difference the election results make for those seeking first God’s Kingdom. Keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and obey His lead. Praise God for His excellent wisdom and grace in ordaining this new leader for our nation and continue to seek God’s wisdom and purpose in this day.

Father, may President-Elect Obama submit to You, the One True Authority, as he leads our country.

Responses

Amen.

Debbie Kaufman’s last blog post..Congratulations to President-Elect Barack Obama

Yes, we definatly need to be praying for our leaders and especially Barack Obama and Joe Biden. I think this election was definatly historic in many ways. I really believe that it has defiantly changed racism in American. I think it is great that whites, blacks, hispanics, asians, and other races have come together to elect our first african american. I believe now that there is no excuse for blaming failure on race. Any race can become anything it wants to become. Obama prove that to us all. It is grea to see Martin Luther Kings dream to become a reality. I pray for this new leadership, I pray for those in authority, I pray for our nation over the next four years, I pray for those who supported McCain that they will come together with all Americans, I pray for continued healing among races. God is so good. It is so wonderful to see that God still works and He never changes. God is always there for us no matter how we feel, no matter how busy we are and where we go. God is always God. I know in my life I have never seen the righteous forsaken as David mentions in the Psalms.
Thanks for this great post .
Keep up the great work!:-)

preacherman’s last blog post..Issues Confronting The 21st Century Church

Amen Brian.
I had a call today from my friend John who asked me if I had voted for God’s man. That’s a good question for the election and a good question for the future of America.

Blessings,

Jerald Hill’s last blog post..Deception in the Beginning –

Yes, Bryan-I’m glad you noted this
God is on His throne and is and always will be sovereign in the affairs of men.
Good to know and more difficult at times to remember.
Some trust in horses, some in chariots, but we will trust in the Lord our God.

I am in complete agreement. We are called to pray for our leaders. I will do that. Ultimately, man will fail us (no matter who the winner is/was) but God is still the One and Only who truly has the power.

Reba’s last blog post..Politickin’

Debbie, your thoughtful writing over at your blog is always encouraging and thought provoking. Thanks for taking some time here!

Preacherman,

Please pray and pray and pray for God’s continued work (and His work through each of us) for reconciliation in all the earth.

Thank you for commenting!

Reba and Alycelee – yes, we must never trust in anything but the Lord our God! He alone is faithful and true!

Jerald,

It’s kinda ironic, isn’t it, that what some may have referred to when they asked about God’s man before the election may not have been God’s man at all, because we now know who God’s man was.

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