Last Words-Daily Prayer

The honesty of the Bible is inspiring. It paints God as God and humans as humans. The Bible reveals God’s love, holiness, and sovereignty. At the same time it exposes the frailty and sinfulness of the human heart. Even the shortcomings of those that God used for mighty kingdom purposes are recorded for all to see. David is an example of one such servant of God. David is referred to in the Bible as a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14). Yet David’s personal history includes immorality and even murder. Nevertheless, God called, anointed and used David for his will and purpose.  
At the end of his life King David spoke words of wisdom about God’s view of effective and godly leadership. These Last Words of David are found in 2 Samuel 23:2-4. The Spirit of the Lord spoke to me; his word was on my tongue. The God of Israel said to me: When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after the rain that brings the grass from the earth. 

I have been using these Last Words as a prayer over the last four terms of our Presidents and all appointed and elected government leaders. God alone knows the fruit of my efforts. But I know this: the call to pray for those in rule over us is a Biblical mandate. Would you join me in praying that those who govern over America would rule in righteousness and in the fear of God ?   

Share this prayer liberally. God alone knows how it will be answered. In the meantime, look for the light of sunrise and green grass on the earth. And Rejoice! 

Too Little Too Late?

 

imageThis morning I circled my local polling place in prayer—seven times around. I prayed for God’s mercy and His grace. I asked Him to raise his Divine Hand over America. I sought the Lord for repentance and restoration. I begged for His justice and righteousness to blanket our Nation. And,  I entreated our Heavenly Father not to give us what we deserve. Scripture flowed from my lips and praise splashed out of my heart. All glory, honor and praise to our Sovereign and Mighty God. Amen and Amen!

I exhort you to follow suit in your our own community in the next 24 hours. Bring God Into the Moment at your own polling place. Better yet, Join God in His Moment for the sake of the USA and faith in our next generation.

But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream. Amos 5:24

Too Little Too Late?”, you might be thinking. NOT! Just ask the boy with five loves and fishes (Matthew 14:13-21). Just ask Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Martha (John 11:38-44).
If you cannot do seven laps, do one. If you cannot walk, sit in your car in the parking lot. If you cannot leave the house pray at home. For all other can’t or won’t thoughts, consider Hebrews 10:39: But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.

CIRCLE UP!”, dear ones. For the sake of faith in the next generation Bring God into your polling place and rest in Him. Let me know how you joined God in His will for our country and the nations of the world. It is Never Too Late on God’s watch!