On our knees!
We need to go to a meeting with GOD on our knees in every circumstance.
We who have been blessed to know the LORD personally know this. But how real is this option to those who do not know Jesus as their personal saviour?
This is a political opinion piece but bear with me please as I bring it into the realm of our walk of faith.
Those of you who are sitting in the UK while reading this, will be very aware of the pressure the Prime Minister has been under to resign, which he has just done today. Leading the charge against him has been the main stream media, with many in his own party pushing too. Some of the reason is of BJ’s own doing: through thoughtless decisions and a lack of integrity. Some other politicians are moving to rise above the pack. My personal sentiment is that it is very much connected to Brexit; the politicians and media people who hate the fact that the British public voted for Brexit and hate BJ for delivering it have pursued BJ to destroy his premiership right from the start.
But all this is politics. How does getting on our knees relate?
I have been praying
For months I have been praying for Boris. Yes, I’ve prayed for salvation, for wise decisions, for good government. But most of all, I’ve been praying that he seek GOD in his decisions and actions, that he repent and be saved ie be restored to GOD.
When we meet GOD on our knees, no matter who we are or what we hope to achieve, we are humbled. This is a good place to be — a safe place to be. And when we pray for others who need to discover GOD for themselves, we are asking Yehovah, Father, GOD of heaven, to come to earth by His Holy Spirit.
What can save Boris?
GOD is sovereign. He loves nations. He wants that none should perish. Only He can rescue Boris. And that is my immediate prayer.
When any of us meet GOD on our knees, we are forgiven, healed, restored. When we pray for others, that they be repentant, comforted, restored to GOD, GOD can move mountains.
I’m hoping the stubborn, immovable Boris will encounter the One True GOD in an undeniable way. I pray he will get onto his knees and discover a loving, merciful, just GOD. That would be worth all the drama and angst that has been stirring in this country, as one man’s life will be changed forever. Maybe then — and only then — the sovereign LORD can become the leader of this nation which will be a step toward the nation being forgiven, healed, restored.
We are called to pray for our leaders
Whether you believe faith and politics mix or not, we are called to pray for our leaders.
Hebrews 13:17 says, “Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.”
There must be more respect for our leaders than the media affords them. There must be more hope for our leaders than the circumstances project.
Father I pray
You are king of kings and lord of lords. I pray you will have freedom to use Your sovereignty, and make “all things work together for good…” And in this prayer, I ask you to free the Prime Minister (in power until a new leader is chosen) from the yoke of slavery, deliver him to your truth and righteousness, and bring this nation together for good.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
* Many would say the LORD is leader through the queen and I would agree. But the LORD can be sovereign in many ways, and through politics too, I think this is possible.