The most pressing issue facing our nation (the U.S.) today is the presidential election. Wait…I see you. Don’t sigh or roll your eyes thinking to yourself “Here is another person trying to convince me of whom to vote for”. Now I am not going to blog as an independent, republican or democrat. I would not use God’s platform to push one agenda over another one. But instead read as God’s perspective is discussed.
See God does NOT operate in confusion. He knows who He wants to win this upcoming election. We need to ask Him who to vote for. How do we do that? We do it through prayer. We need to pray without ceasing for God’s will to be revealed to us. See prayer is simply asking God to intervene into our lives and situations. Prayer IS that simple. Prayer isn’t complicated or confusing. Through prayer, we are asking for God’s help. We are asking Him to step into our situation and help us. God is a gentleman. He will intervene when He is asked via prayer.
God’s word says that we should pray without ceasing. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16 – 5:18 it reads: 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. We all need to be praying for divine revelation for this election. We all need to be asking God for His will be fulfilled for this election.
See I believe in my heart that God is ready to heal and restore this land back to where it needs to be to glorify Him. I also believe that his nation was founded on God. Yes, yes, yes I know our founding fathers had issues but who among us is perfect? None of us. Only Jesus was and continues to be perfect! God’s word says we are all sinners. Here is what is says in Romans 3:23: 23 since all have sinned and continually fall short of the glory of God.
This nation needs to be healed. It’s crying out for healing. The healing of our land, our people and the nation as a whole needs to happen soon. God’s word says in 2 Chronicles 7:14: My people, who are called by My Name, humble themselves, and pray and seek (crave, require as a necessity) My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear [them] from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land.
I truly believe the answer for our land to be healed is right here in this passage. Let’s take a closer look. First, it starts out by God calling on the people who are called by His name. Could God be saying that if you believe that He is the one true God, that is His son Jesus is the Living King and that the Holy Spirit is the 3rd part of the Holy Trinity that you are called by His name? Aren’t people who believe this called Christians? Are YOU called by God’s name? Pray and ask Him. Pray without ceasing.
I want to be one of those that are called by His name. I want that desperately. I want to make sure that when God thinks of the people called by His name that thoughts of me are ones that come to His memory. I want Him to think of me and smile because He is proud of me. Proud that I have done what He has asked me to do.
Secondly, it asks us to humble ourselves and pray. There it is. Be humble and “pray”. As we pray, God wants us to crave His presence and place Him back in the rightful place in our lives. That place being FIRST place. Thirdly, seeking His face is seeking for God’s glory. The face of God is glorious!
And fourth, He asks us to turn from our wicked ways by stopping our sins. This can be accomplished by praying for God to change our hearts, thoughts, and ways and also by asking Him for forgiveness. Be bold in asking for forgiveness! Ask Him to forgive you and this nation for its transgressions. We are citizens of this great nation. We absolutely have the right to seek forgiveness for our nation. He has already given us the authority over this earth. The bible says that God has given us authority over our land. In Genesis 1:26 it says: 26 Then God said, “Let Us (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) make man in Our image, according to Our likeness [not physical, but a spiritual personality and moral likeness]; and let them have complete authority over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, the cattle, and over the entire earth, and over everything that creeps and crawls on the earth.”. After seeking forgiveness, it says He will hear us, forgive our sins and heal our land.
See that passage (2 Chronicles 7:14) is a promise from God – instructions even. He is saying if we do these things listed in that passage then He WILL heal our land. It doesn’t say maybe He will heal our land or He could heal our land. His promise says He WILL forgive us and heal our land. There is one thing that I want you to understand above everything else in this post. God keeps His promises!
In closing, we need to remember 4 important things. First, how critical this election is. I cannot express this enough. Secondly, we need to place God back into first place in each and every one of our lives. Thirdly, we need to give God the authority for His will to be fulfilled. Fourth, we need to pray without ceasing. God bless.