“I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people—kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” 1 Tim. 2:1-2
Today we in the United States can witness the new President and Vice President taking the oath of office and being sworn in as the 45th President and Vice President of The United States. The good thing about America is if we don't like our leaders we can vote them out. Since the start of this young nation there have been enemies within our own country who have tried to dominate, control, bankrupt, and force things upon Americans without 'the consent of the governed' and that was not ever the intent of the Founders.If you do not agree with the new President you can at least pray for him. The country the way it was going for 8 years was headed for bankruptcy and many feel it was intentional. Former President Ronald Reagan said “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”Stop what you are doing today and purpose to stay involved in what is happening in Washington, DC and get involved in decisions that may impact your family, your job, the military, and don't assume everything is going smoothly. Stay on top of it. Pray for the media and try to not believe everything you hear. Even the few times a year I write about 'politics' I may be misunderstood. The point is just stop and give thanks for living in America and pray for those who lead us. Don't condemn them.PRAYER: I am ever so grateful to know we have Godly men and women in places of authority. Help each of them as they are in an environment often hostile to them. In Jesus' name. Amen.