Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Best Man for the Job

"The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;
He turns it wherever he will."
Proverbs 21:1

When a new president is chosen, does the thought come to your mind, "He is a good man. He will make things better for our country now," or "We are going to fall apart now because he was elected to office?" We fight for the man that we believe is best for the job, and that's okay. We need to vote, to express our opinion about the needs of our nation and who we think will do the best job. But what do we do then if "our man" is not elected?

We consider that God doesn't make mistakes!

He knew from before the foundation of the world who would administrate the country. God knows everything! And what's more, He holds everything and everyone in His powerful hand.

"The heart of the king is like a stream of water in the hand of the Lord..." Who directs the streams and lakes and rivers and oceans? God does!

"He turns it wherever He will." Have you ever considered that most rivers run north to south? Not the Nile River nor the St.Johns River in Florida. They run south to north! Even though an unrighteous king (or president) goes against the flow of popular opinion, he is still in God's hands, being directed as He wills.

Does that give you great comfort? It does me. Now, I don't think for a minute that it means that God is going to make everything right and good. His will may be to punish a people, to show them that they have made wrong decisions and gone astray from the Sovereign Lord. And yet we can rest assured that our God is in control.

So what is our responsibility once a president is elected,
whether we approve of him or not?

"First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life,
godly and dignified in every way."
1 Timothy 2:1-2

We are to pray for him diligently. For our sakes as well as his. Whether we like him or not. Whether we agree with his policies or not. Whether we voted for him or not. doesn't say a thing about criticizing or ridiculing him.
Just praying..............

So whatever we think of the present leader of our country or of any in the future, we should remember:

"No wisdom, no understanding, nor counsel can avail against the Lord. The horse [or fighter plane] is made ready for the day of battle,
but the victory belongs to the Lord."
Proverbs 21:30-31

Praying together for our president,



A very nice inspiring post. Thanks for making us take a minute to think about what is going on in our lives and the country.

Cranberry Morning

Such a good point, Gloria! I remember after one election years back, a friend being distraught because she believed that the man elected was NOT who God wanted elected. She also believed that it was not God's will when her daughter did not get the coveted job. What a wimpy God is that! We may not always understand, but we must put our trust in God, the ruler of the Universe. He makes no mistakes.

Wanda Lee

An excellant post Gloria and how true!

I have seen people time and again be so critical and yet not pray for the man,(or woman), in office when things don't go just as they would like! ~ And yes, we all need to remember to do this!

P. S. ~ Reference last week's tea:

Oh my! ~ What a charmingly pretty and fun tea party Gloria!

It looks like, with the delightful fellowship, dainty, yummy tea foods and hats galore, that a very good time was had by all!..,

You've outdone yourself once again.~ Utterly fabulous!..,

~(I was out of the office, after last weeks tea's for several days); yet I must say what pure delight it was to have you partake once again with TTTT and also with my 83rd, 'Tuesday Tea For Two'!..,
Thanks so very much for joining us!

God richly bless you and yours and have a marvelous week!

Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee
and also

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