I’ve made it a rule, for myself, to not discuss politics on my blog. And I’m NOT breaking the rule (a bit of legalism still lingers). I am sharing my perspective on the election of Barack Obama as OUR new president. My perspective comes from the Scripture.
God is in control.
All the people of the earth are nothing compared to Him. He has the power to do as He pleases among the angels of heaven and with those who live on earth. No one can stop Him or challenge Him, saying, ‘What do you mean by doing these things?’ ~Daniel 4:35
We can trust in His plan.
Praise the name of God forever and ever, for He alone has all wisdom and power. He determines the course of world events; He removes kings and sets others on the throne. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though He Himself is surrounded by light. ~Daniel 2:22
We are to obey the governing authorities for God has placed them in power.
Obey the government, for God is the one who put it there. All governments have been placed in power by God. So those who refuse to obey the laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will follow. For the authorities do not frighten people who are doing right, but they frighten those who do wrong. So do what they say, and you will get along well. The authorities are sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for you will be punished. The authorities are established by God for that very purpose, to punish those who do wrong. So you must obey the government for two reasons: to keep from being punished and to keep a clear conscience. ~Romans 13:1-5
Pray for God’s will to be done.
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may Your name be honored. May Your Kingdom come soon. May Your will be done here on earth, just as it is in heaven. ~Matthew 6:9:10
Congratulations, Barack Obama!
My prayers are for you and your family, for your leadership and your safety.
May God bless you and May God bless America.