Our nation is at a crossroads! Whenever there is leadership transition, there is opportunity for breakthrough … or breakdown. So often, we simply look at the external situation—names, philosophies or political platforms—and fail to see the hand of God working at the eternal level, as opposed to the temporal.
Fear and anxiety often accompany leadership choices and decisions—and yet, God is our ultimate source! We have both the right and the privilege to express our opinions and preferences. At the end of the day, however, our responsibility, as kingdom-minded disciples, is to pray for and support those in authority. Our prayers have multiple benefits, both for our land and for the church (1 Timothy 1-3)!
The Lord has used the United States to be a beacon of hope and generosity around the world. Today, much of that influence is under assault, either by the spiritual apathy that runs rampant, the moral decay that runs through the fabric of much of our society or the differing of global ideologies. The national assault on faith, families and values undoubtedly will continue. It’s our right and our privilege to lead with repentance, humility and an absolute dependence on the Holy Spirit. Contend for a national revival and spiritual turn-around!
Let’s join together to pray as never before; to live righteously before God and men; to model the message that we preach; to walk humbly, love mercy and do justly (Micah 6:8)! Micah had it right. These aren’t suggestions, but rather expectations—from a Creator who knows all, sees all, understands all and who gave all!
Due to the need for spiritual focus and prayer, I’m including this video link. It is NOT intended to get us to sign up (that’s totally your choice), but to remind us of the strong need for prayer during these days. God Bless America!
“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.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2 (NIV)
By: Glenn Burris Jr., general supervisor