Now What?

November 9, 2016

Now What?

 

When we woke up this morning – the day after the most contentious election in American history – our nation has a new President. 

 

Donald J. Trump became our 45th president and no matter how you voted, no matter how you feel about the outcome, we as the Body of Christ – the Church - have a Divine duty in what happens next. So, what now?

 

Let me share some thoughts with you taken from 2 Chronicles 7:14:

 

“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

  1. Humble ourselves – Humility is not weakness but rather strength in the life of a Christian. It’s understanding who is the ultimate leader. Humility means we can still be proud Americans but we bow down to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It means we must be reconciled to God and each other.

  2. Pray - Pray for our national and local leaders no matter how you feel about them. Pray for God’s hand to be on our nation. This means we come before God praying for His forgiveness of our sinfulness. This means we lift up President Trump and his administration, the Congress, Governors, Mayors, etc.

  3. Seek God’s face -  Jesus tells us in Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” This means we desire to see God’s righteous rule on the earth. We need to begin to seek out God’s will and trust that He has everything in hand.

The hope of the world is not dependent on an election outcome. Hope is secured because God is sovereign and Jesus Christ is risen.

 

Thinking and living from a Christian worldview brings hope and restoration to a broken world. We can face the current cultural landscape with confidence, living out our faith with clarity and courage, and equipping others to do the same.

 

I love the saying on some church signs: “If the donkey and the elephant have failed you, turn to the Lamb – He never will.”

 

Let us become a united, forward moving, loving Body of Christ who brings glory to God, exalts the name of Jesus, and see people’s lives transformed.

 

Until the Whole World Hears,

Pastor Jim

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