There are greater things to be done in our world…. because He is our God! Like many of you, I watched the first presidential debate this past week. I couldn’t wait to see the two men spar against one another — wondering who would emerge this time as the victor. No matter what you or I thought, I remembered who is ultimately in control of my future, of our future — if we would submit and allow Him to lead us! When we rely solely on our own wisdom, how can we possibly know what is best for us without His abiding presence?
“The God of This City” by Chris Tomlin is a wonderful song that reminds me that He is all-powerful, and greater things are still to be done through the people of God — by the power of His Spirit and the power of His Word! It is easy to find something to whine about, but it takes a deliberate act to pray before the litany of complaints flow from our hearts. I pray that the Lord will continue to convict my heart when that happens, and help me to be bold so that I am present in the lives us others. Let us make a commitment to pray not only for this nation, but for all nations. We are mandated to pray for those in leadership as referenced in one of the Apostle Paul’s letters.
1 Timothy 2: 1-10 (The Message)
1-3The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
4-7 He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.
8-10 Since prayer is at the bottom of all this, what I want mostly is for men to pray—not shaking angry fists at enemies but raising holy hands to God. And I want women to get in there with the men in humility before God, not primping before a mirror or chasing the latest fashions but doing something beautiful for God and becoming beautiful doing it.
Thanks for visiting AnEncouragedHeart. Signing off…God Bless! Cynthia