Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
(2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV))
In just a few short days, we will have an opportunity to take part in an act that too many seem to have taken for granted. The legal citizens of this nation will be able to vote. We will be able to send a message to those whom we have elected in the past and to those whom we will elect on that day. We have the opportunity to make changes or to let our elected officials know that we want more of the same.
I am sure that each and every person of voting age in this country firmly believes in what they want to happen. I would like to throw a curve ball at you and ask you to think about not what you would want to happen, but what God would want to happen. Do you think that they are the same? Do you think that your desires are much better than what God desires?
I would like to post a challenge to each and every single person.
Pray for discernment. Pray for wisdom. Pray for guidance. Pray for God’s Will in this election. Pray for God’s Will in your lives. Pray for the forgiveness of our sins, both as a nation and individually. Pray for repentance. Pray for peace.
Pray that God will bless this nation because we have chosen to return to Him and we choose to bless Him.
Lately, I have seen bumper stickers that upon first read seem to be unpatriotic, but upon further contemplation, they are exactly what God desires. I am sure that you may have seen them as well. “God bless every nation.”
I firmly believe that we, as a nation, were founded to be a blessing to the nations. We have opened our arms to receive people from every nation, people who were seeking freedom. To many, that freedom has meant freedom to worship God as they see fit. Lately, it seems that this freedom is more a freedom to do whatever you desire, whether it is right or wrong.
With this in mind, pray that we may seek God’s face and turn from our wicked ways. Pray that we will be willing to humble ourselves and seek God in all that we do.