This was part of my last prayer as I was driving to the polls on election day. Feeling the pressure, as we all were, and reflecting back on what could only be described as a taxing and yet miraculous year.
Those who know can correct me if I’m wrong — and perhaps it is that I am just now at a maturity level to be aware — but I have never heard of so much prayer going into an election as this one. From every corner of our Nation. From pulpits, on the Radio, on Social Media, as I talk to people in passing, it has been about prayer, and repentance, standing up for right and sharing the Cross of Christ and the free gift of Salvation. There have been whole movements like the Franklin Graham Crusade where thousands gathered at every state capitol across the Country to pray for our leaders and our leaders to come. There have been others as well. Like our own Western Days Ministries, who on a smaller scale are gathering the body and encouraging churches to walk out of their buildings to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their own communities. And they are doing it, or are refreshing their efforts to share, love and meet people wherever they are. People are gathering in homes, at fairgrounds, rodeos, concerts, on the streets and certainly in churches praying, calling, reaching for the hearts of our nation. I’ve heard calls to pray, to repent and calls on God’s mighty name to heal our land.*
And now we are witnessing a shift. We will have a new president. And people are so incredibly baffled as to how he came to be? Christians are baffled, Non-Christians are concerned. How could we elect such a man? Not only that, how could our Nation elect such a “conservative” House and Senate? How is it that half our Nation seems to be on one side of the line and the other half on the other? Who really knew we were so divided?
Do I have the answers to these questions? No. I don’t. But, this is what by the grace of God has been revealed to me.
We have one more day.
…and we must not waste it.
For those of you who think “we have won,” I urge to not to think so. No, we haven’t won. We have just elected a very flawed human being as our Nations Leader. What we have done is exposed just how much needs to be done.
For those of you who think “we lost.” I challenge you. This is your chance to rise above the rhetoric, to live out, and run full force into the battle before you. You are the hands and feet of Jesus. You are created for just such a time as this.*
God has given us one more day to bring in his harvest.* We can no longer afford to sit on the sidelines and just cheer our team on. You have been called onto the playing field.
“But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News
about Jesus wherever they went.”
* 2 Peter 3:9[NIV]
* John 3:16 [NIV]
* 2Cronicles 7:14 [NIV]
* Esther 4:14[NIV]
* Matthew 9:37 [NIV]