Well, the election is over, finally!
I did not support nor vote for Mr. Obama. For that matter, I didn’t support or vote for Mr. McCain either.
Some people were upset in that decision I made, they were saying that non-vote was a vote for Obama.
I disagree. If you believe in the Sovereignty of God, you know that He holds the outcome in His hands. We may vote, but He will put into office whom He chooses.
4 years ago I stayed up all night, I couldn’t wait to see who won, I was so nervous, I didn’t want Senator Kerry to win. I was anxious.
But the Lord has done some work on my heart and my theology these last 4 years. I’m no longer so political. Yes I have people I like and support (for example, I would have voted for Sarah Palin for President), but this time, I wasn’t worried about the election.
I didn’t watch any of the results come in. I went to bed without watching the tv at all. I woke up and turn it on just to see who won, but I wasn’t upset, stressed out about it or anything.
Why? Because I knew that God is in control, and He determines who rules and who doesn’t. Plus, God could easily change the heart of Obama if He chooses too.
For those who do have problems and are hurting, here is a verse.
Psalm 75:5-7 NLT – Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.’ ”For no one on earth—from east or west, or even from the wilderness—should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; he decides who will rise and who will fall.”
Here is also a prayer that someone posted for President Elect Obama. I think it is good and hope it ministers to you.
Our prayer today, Our Father, is for President-Elect Barack Obama. [Please add your prayers as well.]
Our prayers include:
That You, the infinite font of wisdom, might grant him wisdom daily.
That You, the loving God of all, might grant him love for you and for others, including our enemies.
That You, the holy and righteous God of justice, might empower him to do what is right in all that he does.
That You, the Lord, might grant him the charisma of insight to lead in this turbulent world and time.
That You, the Healer, might grant him the grace of reconciling damaged relations in this country and in the world about us.
That You, the God of Life, might grant him a commitment to act for all — the unborn and born, the young and old, the civilian and the soldier — to preserve life and honor that each of us is fashioned in the image of God.
That You, the Father, might grant him the time and wisdom to father his two young daughters and love Michelle, his wife.
And that You, the God of all comfort, might grace him and his family as they mourn the loss of his grandmother.
And our Father. Please give us the grace and strength in you to pray for him regularly, and to live out here on earth where we are the salt and light we are in Jesus.
And Father, may ALL your children, regardless of their political ideology, be full of grace and mercy in their words and deeds in the hours and days ahead, that we would bring glory and not shame to your name. Truly, we belong to your Kingdom before any earthy Republic. So, Father, help us remember to love YOU with all our hearts and souls and minds and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves.
Grant him the Spirit of reconciliation
that is found most completely in Your cross and resurrection.
Give him wisdom, and may he never forget You are the source of ultimate wisdom.
And may we all remember our first citizenship
in Your Kingdom come…
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Help him be an example that the color of skin does not make one better nor worse.
Help us to remember that he is a fallen man like us and will be in need of prayers continually to do the right things and refrain the temptations of power.
Through Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.