Are We Doing All We Can About Election 2016?

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL POST.
I go out of my way to not discuss politics on social media. I see all the posts…the good, the bad, and the ugly; the ones from liberals, conservatives, nut jobs, and serious alike.

Is this What You Think Of When You Think About Election 2016?

RNC

 

DNC

 

I’ve been inundated with info about candidates on all platforms of social media and the news, not to mention every other television commercial.

But one thing I haven’t seen, is something the Lord laid heavily on my heart…something my pastor spoke of a couple of months ago.

His sermon was from Acts 9, specifically verses 1-20…the conversion of Saul to Paul. The Message puts it rather bluntly:

“All this time Saul was breathing down the necks of the Master’s Disciples, out for the kill. He went to the Chief Priest and got arrest warrants to take to the meeting places in Damascus so that if he found anyone there belonging to the Way, whether men or women, he could arrest them and take them to Jerusalem.” (Acts 9:1-3 MSG)

As Acts chapter 9 continues, Saul had an “up-close-and-in-your-face” encounter with Jesus Christ on that Damascus Road, with the very One he sought to persecute.

Listening to my pastor preach, I couldn’t help but think:

What if Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump had a meeting like this with Jesus?

As a Christian, I know (by faith) these things are true.

1) God is not willing that any should perish. (John 3:16)

2) Nothing is impossible for GOD. (Luke 1:27)

3) If 2 agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by My Father in Heaven. For where 2 or 3 come together in My Name, there I am with them. (Matthew 18:19,20)

We are quick to pray for voters, to make a ‘godly’ decision when it’s time to go to the polls. We pray for the future of our country, for protection from the evil one who knows his time is short…

but have we prayed for the candidates themselves, that they may come to a saving knowledge of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ for their own selves?

I haven’t seen any sign of a suggestion to pray in this way, other than one lonely clip by Dr James Dobson.

 

I suspect there may be some, if not many, who don’t believe the candidates can, or will change.

Would we be doubting God?

Might they even become our own personal Nineveh? Let me remind you of the story of Jonah. Jonah had grown up hating the Assyrians, and fearing the atrocities they did. His hatred was so strong, he didn’t want them to receive God’s mercy…Jonah didn’t think the Assyrians ‘deserved’ it, due to the sins they committed in the past. The wickedness of the people hadn’t escaped God’s eyes though. He wanted them to know His wrath would come if they continued in their sinful lifestyles.

“What if we prayed for the candidates to have a ‘Damascus Road experience’ with Jesus Christ, and turn from their wicked ways?

What if we believed God’s Word, and trusted Him to keep His promises?

What if our prayers turned eyes to Jesus?”

If the War Room movie taught me nothing else, it is that we must be purposeful, specific, and strategic in our prayers to successfully defeat the enemy of our souls.

 

War Room Truth

 

 

Are you willing to join me in praying in this manner?

Our future depends on it.

About Cyn

Cyn Rogalski is a daughter of the Most High God. A prayer warrior, artist, speaker and writer, the work of her hands is meant to draw you to Jesus. Want me to speak at your next retreat, service or gathering? Contact me by leaving a comment below.
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9 Responses to Are We Doing All We Can About Election 2016?

  1. Megan Vance says:

    What a fantastic post. Thank you Cyn.
    Megan

  2. Carol Weeks says:

    I’ve been praying sort of generically but I see that I should be putting more effort into it. Thanks, Cyn

  3. Fred Bruder says:

    Cyn, you hit the nail right on the head with your observations. I too choose to pray for those in leadership over me, regardless of their track record or their faith. Paul reminded us to pray for those in authority over us so that we might live quiet, peaceable lives. I feel that if we have more Christians interceding for the USA, like Abraham did for Sodom and Gamorra, we will stay impending judgement so that more might find salvation through Jesus Christ.

  4. Thanks for sharing, Cyn

  5. Ernie says:

    Great article! I will definitely be praying! Thanks for sharing it with me! Prayer changes things! God bless. 🙏

  6. Connie says:

    I have my phone alarm set for 8:00 every evening, and Gary and I stop and pray for our country. We pray for repentance and turning away from the sinful state our nation is in, which is due in part because of the complacency and lack of involvement by Christians.We pray for an awakening and a revival. May it begin with us.

  7. So true, Cyn. It is a challenge to pray for those who don’t seem to want to change, or those some might consider our enemies, but this is a great perspective.

  8. Chad Rader says:

    I’m with u sister I thank u for ur in put God bless and I’ll be praying too

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