Why is the body of Christ chopped and divided? If you like beef, go peep the Atkins diet. — KJ52
Well Hello There,
Every weekday morning at my house is pretty much nothing less than controlled chaos. I babysit for 4 kiddos under age 5 (ages 7 months, 2 years, 3 years, and 4 years old), and getting them up after their morning nap, changed, fed, handed cups, and sent to play can get a little crazy. While we go through the same routine every morning, we have mornings when things go easier than others.
Sometimes these kiddos will fight like the opposite of little angels, and sometimes they will act like the best of friends. Sometimes they will cry and whine until they get what they want, sometimes they will wait patiently and remember to say please and thank you for everything. It just depends on their mood.
By now, everyone has heard that on Tuesday we held our national election. I had watched about half way through the networks coverage, before it got too nerve wracking. Then I decided to go get my Taebo on. When I came back, it was pretty much over. I do have to say I was disappointed. My candidate didn’t make it to the White House.
Right after the election was over, a lot of adult, some Christians, started acting like the kids I watch. Some threw insults, some were smug in victory. Some were bitter in defeat, some deleted the opposing party member’s from their Facebook. Some people stopped talking to each other, names were called.
To be honest, I definitely do not support President Obama’s views or beliefs, and I will not be silent on decisions that are made that I feel are detrimental to our great country’s success. But I have decided that there are some things I will, and will not do during these next four years.
I will not call President Obama names. I will not speak evil of the authority God has given him (Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities. Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee. — Jude 1:8-9). I will not talk bad about his family.
I will pray for him daily. I will ask God to take over his decisions, and turn them to something that will bring Him glory. I will ask God to give him the grace and wisdom that is required to run a country (God said to Solomon, “Since this is your heart’s desire and you have not asked for wealth,possessions or honor, nor for the death of your enemies, and since you have not asked for a long life but for wisdom and knowledge to govern my people over whom I have made you king, therefore wisdom and knowledge will be given you. And I will also give you wealth, possessions and honor, such as no king who was before you ever had and none after you will have. — 2 Chronicles 1:11-12).
I’m not talking about keeping quiet about ideas that are ungodly, or just going with the flow, the Bible calls for us to be a light in the darkness (For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (For the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth), and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. For it is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the light becomes visible, for it is light that makes everything visible. This is why it is said: “Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. — Ephesians 5:8-16).
I’m just saying we need to be respectful as we deal with people in authority. Because after all while this world may sometimes feel like uncontrolled chaos, nothing happens without God’s permission (In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it. — John 1:1-3).
God is always, always, always in control, no matter what. On that I hope we can agree! that’s just my two cents. And also the fact that Nothing Less Than Controlled Chaos, as Dave Barry would often say, would be a good name for a rock band :).
Blessings and Peace,