Today, we elected a new president, Donald Trump. I did not vote for him nor his main opponent Hillary Clinton. But honestly, that is beside the point. It really isn't about them or, frankly, me.
What it is about is what I say I believe. . .and how I live it out during the good, the bad, and the ugly.
I believe that my Father above is good. . .therefore, I will, with His help, try to also be good to others.
I believe that my Father exhibits loving kindness. . .therefore, I will try to exhibit loving kindness to all I encounter.
I believe my Father fights for the widows & the orphan. . .therefore, I will commit to do the same.
I believe my Father desires ALL to come to Him and repent and follow Him. . . therefore, I will tell any who desires to know Him.
Because He loved all of us and gave His Son up for us, I will (only with His love) try to love those around me. . .not just the easy to love ones, but my enemies. Those who disagree with me. Those who look different than me. Those who think different from me.
Because He is just, I will try to fight for justice. . .for all who need it.
Because He was about His kingdom, I will be about His kingdom. . .not the kingdom of America. (Please know that I am grateful for all my rights and freedoms and am thankful for my country. However, my citizenship here does NOT override my true citizenship with Christ and His kingdom)
So, President Elect Trump and Vice President Pence. . .I will pray for you. Your job will not be easy. I will pray that you are humble before the Lord and before the people He has put under you. I will pray that my country, including myself, will give you a chance to start anew and that we will be humbled as well. We all should remember, the Lord Himself sets up kingdoms and tears them down.
But, rest assured, I will not support evil towards others. I will pray for you but I will only stand with you when your decisions are for good and not evil. I will watch how others are treated. I won't stand by and let humanity be torn down for the sake of democracy. But, I will pray. I will give you a chance. I am able to do so because HE lives, and HE holds my tomorrow.
Isaiah 8:12-13 ESV "Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the LORD of hosts, Him you shall honor as holy. Let Him be your fear, and let Him be your dread."
Psalm 146:3-5: "Do not trust in nobles, in man, who cannot save. When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die. Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God."
Daniel 2:20-22 ESV "Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him."
Psalm 147:1-6 ESV "Praise the LORD! For it is good to sing praises to our God; for it is pleasant, and a song of praise is fitting. The LORD builds up Jerusalem; he gathers the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. He determines the number of the stars; he gives to all of them their names. Great is our Lord, and abundant in power; his understanding is beyond measure. The LORD lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground."