History and Sovereignty

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

"1Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." Romans 13:1-2

Whether you voted for Obama or you voted against him, tonight we as a country have made history. Tonight we can mourn and be disappointed but as of tomorrow, as Christians we have a choice to make. We have to choose to respect, pray for, and submit to his authority. It is commanded by God. God has all authority in all the earth, and he chooses to whom he bestows authority in the earth. Please take some time and pray for Obama and his family, for now they face the challenge that can only be overcome with the guidance of our Lord.

When I say pray for the guidance, I also say pray for protection. A short 55 years ago Africans were considered separate but equal. A mere 44 years ago African Americans were given the right to vote. There are many African Americans that voted in this election that endured the hardships that came with separate schools, water fountains, separated buses, and senseless violence and much more. There are still people today who think that that is the America that we need to have today. Ignorant as that may be, people are blind. Pray for protection for the Obama's from these people that may scheme to harm and destroy. Now November 4, 2008 we have seen a complete 180 degree turn from the slavery that plagued our country and ended in 1865. Pray. Pray. Pray. God is good all the time and His ways are not our ways. He has a master plan and our faith in Him and his sovereignty will get us through.


Lindsay said...

Beautifully said. I personally did not support Obama, but now, out of God's commands, I am called to do just that. I think it is also important to remember who we put our faith in hasn't changed. I believe God's will was at work last night and as hard as it is I must also trust His will. So I agree, let's pray and let's trust God on this one.
I only hope I can convince my husband who is at this point completely destroyed over this election. Which is abnormally strange since he is not normally a big political tracker.

Colby, Pennie, and Cade Langford said...

you need to publish that!
so well said.
and i needed to hear that considering i was not looking at it that way, i was feeling destroyed inside.
i have a new look on it now.
thank you!
i'm going to re-post this on my blog and give you credit of course!

Alison, Jake and Addison Bean said...

It's true. He needs our prayers. And ultimately God is in control so we don't need to worry. Thanks for posting that!

April :) said...

Thanks for posting this. Very well said and it's something I needed to be reminded of. We will have to come together as a nation and pray. This helped me to see things differently --- so thanks!

Danni and Bryan said...

Girl I totally agree with you. I prayed for him right after I found out he won last night because he and his family will need guidance, courage and protection during the next four years. And yes, this is such a huge milestone for the United States as well as all the different nationalities. In the United States anything is possible with hard work and dedication, and what other country can honestly say that?

laurenhopkins said...

Could not have said it better myself! Pray pray pray! Not for different leaders, but that the leaders we have will make righteous decisions. Love ya'll!

Stephanie and Daneel said...

Thanks for posting this. It's encouraging and a great reminder.

Daniela said...

I love the way you said that. As for me I am not political I have my beliefs, but I can't argue politics. Last night I prayed that who ever wins will lead us to a better time. I heard of a lot of people "throwing fits" cause McCain didn't win, if you voted, then that is all you can do and hope Obama leads us to good times.