It has been almost a week since I wrote my last blog. We are now a few hours away from finding out who the next elected officials of the United States will be. This is a trying time for believers and non believers alike. At this time I am sitting in a hotel because I am away for work and looking at the news and all I see are things about the election. Through social media you see people talking about how they want their choice to be elected and various threats about what will happen depending on the election results. Now more than ever we need Christian Men. We need men who are willing to stand in the gap for our country no matter if their chosen candidate is elected or not.
The Bible tells us that we must pray for the people that are placed over us. There are going to be times when we don’t agree with everything our leaders choose to do but that does not stop us from praying for them. Like I mentioned early I am away for work and sadly every time I am away for a long period of time I seem to get to a point where things cause me to act out of character. I realize right away that I am acting out but it sort of creeps up on me without me knowing until it’s too late. This time since I am aware of my mistakes I have been seeking the Lord daily to get him to keep me on the right path to not let my emotions and anger get the best of me.
If you have read this far you are probably wondering what does this have to do with voting and the things plaguing our communities daily. It has everything to do with knowing how close you are to your breaking point when it comes to social injustices and what you are going to do about it. For me I have to learn to lead off with prayer. I cant wait for things to happen around me and start to pray I have to get out there and pray in advance. This is hitting close to home when one of my children posted on their social media outlet today for her friends to be careful after this election because there are people threatening to be violent depending on the results. They are threatening riots and protest and all types of things and she is afraid. As a father when my child is worried about something I feel the urge to make things right. Let’s say a special prayer tonight that no matter what happens God is in control of everything. Seek the Lord in all that you do and you will always be in perfect peace.
Yours in Christ,
A Christian Dad