Praying Like A Not-The-Boss.

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Just my own convicting thought of the day: If I’d spent HALF as much time praying for our President as I have railing against his policies on Facebook, perhaps… perhaps our President would not -have- so many policies that are anti-Biblical and anti-liberty.

Going to start praying like it matters, to the One that IS able. Praying for our leaders, their advisers, the lobbyists, the other politicians… the whole crooked, messed up system that is D.C.

I know from many, many examples in my OWN life that prayer works.

Memes and arguments on the internet? Don’t.

“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1

“First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and all who are in [a]authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and [b]dignity. 3 This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the [c]knowledge of the truth. 5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 6 who gave Himself as a ransom for all, the testimony [d]given at [e]the proper time. 7 For this I was appointed a [f]preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying) as a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. 8 Therefore I want the men in every place to pray, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and dissension.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-8

It’s always been a clear-cut principle. My heart has just not always been so receptive to the idea. I’m a “do-er”. A problem solver. And I rely too much on what -I- can do. So when I feel I’m at “the end of myself”, I feel hopeless. When that is the exact moment that faith comes in and saves the day. When miracles happen. When I finally step aside in the thinking that everything depends on ME, and instead let GOD be GOD.

What area in your life do you need to “let God be God”?

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About thejenwren

Wife, Mom, Daughter, Sister, Bestie. Wordsmith. Disappointed perfectionist learning to be okay with "enough". Honest and often too literal. Snark enthusiast. Home-schooling, crunchy libertarian-leaning. And above all, before all, and in the end, a Jesus follower... because He's infinitely worthy of being followed, even if imperfectly.

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  1. Controlling other people. I have ideas about how things should be done, and I get frustrated when other people don’t do things my way. My intention this week has been, “I rest in God’s grace and peace. I bless others with my energy and creativity.”

  2. I have been feeling convicted about my lack of praying for our president/leadership as well. I think I’ll make a note next to my bed. The president’s policies are only a reflection of our nations morality (or lack there of). Let’s pray that our nation fears God before it gets worse!

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