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Romans 8:28 Election Day

posted Nov 6, 2012, 8:01 AM by David Gerhart   [ updated Nov 6, 2012, 1:46 PM by David G ]
Stunning that so many "Christian" citizens have missed the point.  Me too, almost.

At the close of services Sunday past, a brother volunteered his sense of pent-up glee that "we" were just a few days away from throwing out the bum and getting a new President.  After a few moments of receiving the worn out right-wing sound-bites, there was a pause.  It seemed like my turn to agree.

Fortunately, I'd been passively in prayer -- not wanting to convey negativity or intolerance or support.  Lord?

And what came forward in my response wasn't something I can take credit for being wise enough to plan:

"I'm sort of contaminated by the whole political process, it leaves me feeling dirty.  For me it's enough to know that the Lord anoints leaders and so I trust His sovereign will.  What's left to me is enjoy the miracle, and be at peace.  I'm a witness to seeing the Lords will fulfilled ... I plan to rejoice at the outcome, whatever it may be -- and give God the glory for the the great things He has done."

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose." Ro 8:28

Seriously.  Why not be blessed?  And be a blessing to the Lord.  Regardless of outcome (in terms of our self-oriented preference) why should we go to the Lord afterward with complaints or self-satisfied thanks?   Are we in a place to criticize his work?!  Are we sufficiently exalted to give Him pats on the back?

It is certain: we should go to our Father with Praise and Worship; recognition and thanks for the blessings He conveys each day we continue to draw breath.