Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Take Responsibility.....Pray!

It is God's plan that His people take responsibility to pray for leaders, not criticize or berate them. Whether we like the leader or agree with their political agenda is not the issue. We as believers have something to do with the direction of our nation. Jesus calls us the "salt of the earth"(Matthew 5:13). Like salt, we act as a preserving force in the earth and help manifest God's plan and purpose. First, Paul said we should pray for leaders so that nations would be at peace. Peace is important so that the Gospel can go forward unhindered by war and turmoil. Wars and conflicts bring limits and restrictions. This is why Paul said the result of our prayer would be the ability to "lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty" (1 Timothy 2:2). Second, Paul said our prayer would enable the preaching of the gospel in places where the gospel has not yet been revealed, giving everyone the opportunity to hear the good news. Paul goes on to say "for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; who will have all men to be saved, and come unto the knowledge of the truth." (1 Timothy 2:3-4)


 You can see why it is so important that we pray! The church needs to take responsibility for the spiritual climate of our nation. We are responsible to intercede and pray for all leaders, not just the President. There are many leaders who need our prayers. Let's do our part to make change happen and cause God to move upon our nation. Let's pray for direction, protection and freedom for the gospel to go to places where it has not been before. The ultimate purpose through our prayer is that the "good news" goes forth unhindered and that people are saved.

Love and Blessings!

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