Monday, January 7, 2008

That We May Lead a Peaceable Life!

1 Timothy 2:1-2
"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority;
that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty."

Not to worry! There will NEVER be political views from this blog site,

(if I EVER did that, which I don't imagine, it would be from a different site!)

I watched some of our presidential candidates in a very nicely done forum last night.

As I watched, I actually got hopeful,

(which I haven't been in regards to this race for a little while)

and it reminded me that our prayers are very important.

No matter who we want to win, no matter what our policy preferences or belief system,

I believe we all know and understand the need to ask God to bless our Nation, our communities, and the people who serve in leadership.

I can't imagine how hard it would be to serve in politics today and not become untarnished.

That's all! God bless you all, as you go back to your regular routines!

7 comments:

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I think it is important to at least participate by voting.

Good reminder to pray too.

Karolee said...

Amen Sister! Let's pray.... Let's vote... and let's not worry. God is ultimately in control no matter who wins!

luvmy4sons said...

You are so funny. always so hopeful and upbeat! We began to watch it and I got so disillusioned and full of disdain we ahd to turn it! I need to be more upbeat like you. Yes...as karolee said...let's pray...let's vote and let's not worry. I have been praying for 2008 election for well over a year now. Whatever will be will be. I keep praying!

Irritable Mother said...

You are so right. (And that wasn't a political statement! LOL)
We need to pray!

Sharon said...

I had been a little discouraged with things I have seen and heard.
I know that God is the one who brings who He will to office.
But we do need to pray that His will is being done down here as it is in heaven.
Thy kingdom come-thy will be done!
PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!

BunnyGirl said...

We will be watching this in Europe as, rightly or wrongly, what happens in the US elections, affects the whole world.
Hope and pray a godly leader comes forth.

freetofly said...

Heidi, I am so remiss not to have said that in the post, ABSOLUTELY I agree with you!

Karolee, thank GOODNESS! You are right! "Let's pray, let's vote & let's not worry!" Love that - great slogan!

Leslie, you are such a sweet peach! Me too! Been praying for a LONG time! Gonna BE praying for a long time, too!

Karen, Ha! Too funny! You are RIGHT! LOL!

Sharon, I know me too! But, like I you I don't want to stay there, I am happy to feel some flickering of hope, thank goodness for the ability and power of prayer!

Hey, ya' BG! Great to hear from you! & we are grateful for prayers from our friends across 'the pond'!

Likewise, we pray for you!

Really, Ya'll! Look at this, here is a nice sized group of people who believe in prayer...can you imagine how powerful that is! The Sky is Really the Limit when we join together and pray for God's goodness and wisdom, for the people of our nations to be mindful of Him, and desire righteousnes, desire wholesome and righteous leaders...you just can't go wrong with that!

Thanks, you all!

Maria

What Does it Mean Anyway? "Free to Fly"...

Well, it's like this: Here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Free: a : having the legal and political rights of a citizen b : enjoying civil and political liberty c : enjoying political independence or freedom from outside domination d : enjoying personal freedom : not subject to the control or domination of another2 a : not determined by anything beyond its own nature or being : choosing or capable of choosing for itself...having a scope not restricted by qualification 7 a : not obstructed, restricted, or impeded ...Now, here are some of the Webster's Dictionary definitions of Fly:1 a : to move in or pass through the air with wings b : to move through the air or before the wind or through outer space c : to float, wave, or soar in the air ... a : to take flight ...6 : to work successfully ...Examples which apply from Websters: fly high : to be elated - fly in the face of or fly in the teeth of : to stand or act forthrightly or brazenly in defiance or contradiction of

What does this mean in my life? This means that in life we are meant to be free. While historically mankind has not always enjoyed the opportunity to fully appreciate what that means, we are so indescribably fortunate as to live in a time of the greatest spiritual, physical, financial and political freedom ever known. Freedom doesn't come cheap, nor does it come easy. But the best things in life don't come that way do they? As I write this I am struck by how this sounds like a political statement, and for me this is much more of a spiritual thing, but, same goes for that (political that is). Freedom doesn't come easy. And it's worth whatever fight you have to make to overcome in your life in order to live a life that succeeds. Now the questions is - what is success for you? What is your standard? In my mind what is needed is a definite target - because you can't hit and maintain a moving target. A stable, rock-solid, anchor with no variable, yet multi-faceted. Something pure, just and worthy. If you look at any web page of news you can see that our society is certainly lacking in this area. What a great time to live as a rebel! Nowadays to be a rebel, all you have to do is be willing to engage in the battle of life, while anchored to Christ!