The Next Four Years

Today is November 10, 2016 which means two days ago the US of A voted for our 45th President of the United States. In case you live under a rock, our President Elect is Donald Trump.I don’t care if you are a Democrat, Republican or a member of a third party. I also don’t care who you voted for. In fact I will openly admit I didn’t vote for our current President Elect. I can also tell you I have some fairly strong opinions about him as a person. So how do we spend the next four years? As a Christian, the proper response can be found in 1 Timothy 2:1-2. We are to pray for our leaders.

I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

~I Timothy 2:1-2

So, as a Christian, there should be no memes mocking our President Elect posted to Instagram, no sassy Facebook comments, or outbursts of fear, anger and resentment. We should all fall to our knees and pray. Because yes, Trump is President but God is King! The apostle Paul also addresses this in the book of Romans.

Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God…For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good…

~Romans 13: 1, 4a

So yes, it may be hard to see the good in this but we can still trust our loving Father. We know that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28) and that the heart of the king is in the hands of the Lord (Proverbs 21:1). So please, respond with prayer. Pray that our soon-to-be President will be surrounded by wise people and thank God we have a Vice-President Elect who loves and fears His name. That is how we should spend the next four years.

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