Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Congratulations President Elect Obama.
"Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. (1 Peter 2:13-14)"
Some people may find this difficult to understand, but my position is, was, and will continue to remain the same. My past, present, future and eternal happiness is not the least bit dependent upon something as trivial as who wins or doesn't win elections. While some people choose to seek hope and change from politicians while chanting "Yes we can." My hope is built on faith in He who never lies and never changes.
Yes He did, Yes He is, and Yes He will - from eternity to eternity forever and ever. A-men.
In life God sometimes allows us to be tested as he grooms us into what He wants us to be. My test on this occasion was to maintain a firm moral foundation base on my relationship with Him in the face of worldly opposition. God wants us to love, worship, and depend on Him completely. I believe that the more difficult the test then the greater the eternal reward. If I were never tested, then I would have doubts about my ability to be used for His service. I don’t expect those who don’t believe, or those who place little value in a relationship with Jesus Christ or the Bible to understand, but that is my belief. My hope and prayer is that each one of us will allow our faith to grow so that God can provide the understanding. In the entirety of human history, our lives represent a very small window of opportunity in which to accept the HOPE that Jesus has to offer. In my opinion, that is the one and only vote or decision that will ever really and truly matter.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
As one who loves God, my faith leads me understand that although I don't always understand the reasons Obama's election is part of God's plan. Therefore, I will pray for him, wish him the best, and voice my opposition where I disagree with his positions. I believe that God can use absolutely anyone for His purpose. If it is God's will, he will use Obama. My hope is found in Rev 21:1-5 and not based on the actions of men.
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