I love being a part of this, a part of history in the making.
I stayed up late to watch the President-Elect's acceptance speech because it is part of history.
I woke up this morning and read all the doom and gloom comments of my facebook friends. I checked my favorite blogs, only to read more doom and gloom. I even read one that encouraged the reader to pray that God will keep Mr. Obama from accomplishing anything he sets out to do.
I'm not so disturbed by this kind of stuff during a political election, but once the die is cast and we know who our new leader will be, it is important to me to think of him and to speak of him with the utmost respect, respect that is due anyone in his position. As a follower of Christ, this applies to anyone in authority. This is what I have taught my children to do with each of their teachers, whether they liked them or not, whether they were even good teachers or not. This is what I taught them to do with the elders at our church, with the police officer who happens to stop them for speeding, with their boss at work.
So as I watched him last night, I began to pray for him specifically. I prayed for his safety. I prayed for his wisdom, and I continue to pray that God will use him and his position of authority to do great things, things so powerful that it will be evident to all that with God, all things are possible.
After reading all of the doom and gloom, and some real ugliness, I landed upon two blogs of spiritual giants, two men I deeply respect. One of these men is one of my spiritual shepherds. Click here to read a relevant scripture he found. The other is a minister who just happens to be my brother. Click here to read his November 5 post entitled: And so we pray.