Monday, November 3, 2008

The King's Heart



The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases. Proverbs 21:1


Currently I'm involved in the Beth Moore study, "A Heart Like His," with some friends. Once again I am amazed to see how God works out so beautifully His plan for His people. They asked for a king and God gave them Saul. God placed His Spirit in Saul to accomplish His purposes for a time. Then He raised up from among the most unlikely of places a shepherd king, David. God placed His Spirit on him and made an everlasting covenant. From David's line would come the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. The Messiah would reign on His everlasting Throne over the kingdoms of men.

I am thankful more than ever this year to have a vote to cast in this historic election. Yes, the times are uncertain, the war seems unending and the financial climate is unstable. We have two very different candidates and agendas to consider.

Personally, when I consider a candidate there are issues which are deal breakers to me. Life. Religious freedoms. Protection of the family. Upholding the Constitution particularly in regards to judicial appointments. Though I may not agree on every point or plan of a candidate, I must choose a leader with a worldview that best reflects what God says to be True. One can say whatever words they wish or make any promise to fit the situation, but a person's worldview determines their actions. We are blessed to live in a nation where the actions of our politicians are made public and accessible. So with the Bible in one hand and the history/voting record of the candidates in the other, I cast my vote.

It's possible that tomorrow my vote won't result in a victory, but I'm at peace because my King is sitting on His throne. He's at the center of it all. He's at work.





6 comments:

Tara said...

Amen and amen. And thanks for the compliment on my new blog design! I was so excited to win! That squeal of delight you heard yesterday morning coming from the west? Me. :)

mindi said...

You are so right, but I am a bit concerned of what is to become of our nation. I refuse to even turn on the news right now, because I'm not ready to know until the election is decided!!

Monica said...

Thank you for calming words today. I needed that. I admit I am nervous. Thank you for the reminder that He is on the throne and indeed at work.

Tisha said...

I am nervous too. Especially when I see that the WHOLE world (minus Israel) excited about the results. Giving it all to God...

mom24 said...

I loved 'A Heart Like His!' It's so good to remember that our leaders are raised, guided, and taken down by God. If I didn't know this truth, I would be wreck about more things than just this election.
Things may be different tomorrow, but we know we are still in God's hands...

Margie said...

Very well put...I definitely couldn't have said it any better! Here's a good verse to ponder as well: When Samuel caught site of Saul, the Lord said to him, "This is the man I spoke to you about; he will govern my people."
1 Samuel 9:17 --- God allows us free will, and even though we may not agree with the results, I know that God is still in control...we have nothing to fear in Christ! :)