Good Morning Pioneer Baptist!
Is this the Powerful vs the Powerless?
It’s no secret to the chosen few who read this blog that I have been a supporter of the Donald Trump Agenda. I believe as a nation that it is good and proper to consider the welfare of America and Americans before we consider the welfare of countries that already hate us and who specialize in “Down With America” slogans, chanting about us being “The Great Satan” and rejoicing in events such as 9-1-1.
I liked it back in the days (1 month ago) when we were energy independent, could exercise free speech, and could own a firearm. Rumblings out of Joe Biden’s Washington more than hint that there is an executive order coming restricting firearms and ammo. The candidate who told George Stephanopoulos during the campaign that Executive Orders were (the reference was to a tax increase on the wealthy) “Things you can't do by executive order unless you're a dictator” Adding that “We're a democracy. We need consensus" is now using those same Executive Orders to by-pass the Legislative Branch. (We must be honest here, President Trump also used executive orders, as have other Presidents, but Joe’s handlers have hit the ground running like Jessie Owens, who didn’t need steroids.) There’s power in the Presidential Pen, and many of us have deep suspicions that this Joe Biden is not the Joe Biden of ten years ago, and maybe not even the Joe Biden of ten months ago. We fear that his liberal administration is pulling his strings and that he is unwittingly dancing to their tune, and it scares us. They have told us what they were going to do, and now they’re doing it! Yikes!
But are we powerless as Christians? Of course not! As abstract as prayer is, it remains the most powerful tool we have in our bag of spiritual stones (don’t dare to say arsenal for fear of being impeached). We are implored to “pray without ceasing,” are told that the “effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much,” have seen Elijah call down fire from Heaven on more than one occasion, have the Divine example of the LORD Jesus Christ praying, and are assured that “the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will” (Daniel 4:17 KJV). At some point, Christians are placed in the distasteful position (sarcasm purposely placed) of practicing what they read! We are Bible believers, Jesus Christ believers, and folks who walk by faith. We are not powerless – we have the Power of Prayer! Could it be possible that we’re simply not exercising our God-given power to the degree and in the manner which God intended? Let’s pray for our country, let’s pray for our President, and let’s even pray that God implants some wisdom in our leaders, … of both parties.
We don’t do it by getting on our feet and charging the Capitol, we do it by getting on our knees and coming humbly to the Throne of God! Prayer is not our only power, but it is our greatest power!!
Love to all,