God, President-elect Obama, and Me

Your throne, O God, will last for ever and ever;

a scepter of justice will be the scepter of your kingdom.

You love righteousness and hate wickedness;

therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions

by anointing you with the oil of joy. Psalm 45:6-7 (NIV)

Last night was history-making for our country. In my life time our country has gone from horrific racism to now electing a black American as president. Amazing! I watched Pastor T. D. Jakes struggle to control his tears as he remembered his grandfather being killed just because he was a negro and now he sees the 44th President of the United States will be Barack Obama.

This Scripture and so many others have spoke to me the last few months about how God is on the throne of heaven and His Kingdom will have no end. God speaks to us whether we are Republican or Democrat, black or white, national leaders or leaders in whatever area God has ordained. God will speak to President Obama just as He faithfully spoke to President Bush and the 42 presidents before them. Will he listen? Well, that’s a question I ask myself every night when I go to bed: Did I listen to You today, Lord? Did I hear You and obey? Did I please You, Lord?

So let us pray. Let us pray for ourselves and our leaders. Let us rejoice that God knows what He is doing and that I have an opportunity to pray and serve my country…on my knees.

Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain…

For this God is our God, for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.

Psalm 48:1, 14 (NIV)

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