Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blessed is the Nation Whose God it the Lord - Psalm 33:12

This past Sunday evening, I felt impressed for us as a church to pray for our nation and for our new President. Before doing so, I took the time to look at the Bible and see what God gives for us as instruction on this. i would like to encourage you to go to our church website http://www.ffconthehill.com/ and listen to the podcast entitled Pray for our Nation.
Many people believe that 'separation of church and state' means to outlaw the two from mixing. I believe God intended, as America did with its early forefathers, that God be the foundation of our Nation's government.

Regardless of how you filled out your ballot, we must understand that this is not our only voice, if any thing it's our most limited voice. The greatest voice is the voice lifted in prayer and supplication. The apostle Paul, who was mistreated and falsely accused by the government of his time and thrown in prison more than any other follower of Christ tells us in 1 Timothy 2:1-4: "I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and come to a knowledge of the truth."

If we truly desire to live our lives in accordance to God's Word, and believe that God's Word our all sufficent rule of faith and conduct, then this is to be our posture and position as followers of Christ. This does please the Lord... and that's how I want to live my life!