Friday, November 21, 2014

Praying for our authority- including (President Obama)

First off let me say that we are all entitled to our opinions and to what we believe. Like a person who believes he is Superman and that he in fact can fly so he decides to test his theory by jumping off a building, obviously he will discover that he can’t fly very quickly and his belief was wrong. Because gravity is real whether we believe in it or not.

I firmly believe as a Christian our ultimate authority is the Word of God the Bible. So what it says is truth whether or not we like it or agree with it. It is Truth and nothing but the Truth. That said let’s turn to these two passages:
Romans 13:1

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. KJV

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. NLT
Matthew 5:44

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; KJV

But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! NLT

Now for what’s been on my heart the issue of authority, so here goes…..

The Bible says in the reference above “all authority comes from God & those in positions of authority have been placed there by God” So that means that our Presidents past and present (yes I did say present) President Obama has been placed there by God. Now he has made a lot of mistakes and most likely continue too, so I am not saying that he is not responsible for his actions or innocent. But instead of telling the world how evil he is online and the world abroad, I believe we as followers and servants of Christ, should pray… that’s right pray for him. Because the second verse that I posted above says “Love your enemies” so if you should hate him so much that he becomes your enemy you should love him.

The trend now is to tell the world everything that we don’t like now in regards to tastes like food, music, clothes, sports teams, and such that’s perfectly fine. But in regards to authority such as parents, teachers, bosses, Pastors, police officers, Mayors, Governors, Presidents, and all who hold a position of authority in our lives, God has a higher standard He wants us to pray and obey, and by listening to God His favor and blessings will flow in our lives.

3 things to Pray for President Obama:

1. For His Salvation, God can save anyone, and He wants all to come to know Him 1 Timothy 4:4

2. For him to have wisdom

3. For his protection and his family’s protection

Thanks for stopping bye and may God bless you richly


Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gotta have Marshmallows

I was teaching the little kids today this story:

Safe on an Island (Acts 28:1-10)

I was about to tell them about how Paul got bit by a snake and how he just shook it into the fire, and asked them “What do you need to build a fire?” The answer of course is sticks, but one of them said “marshmallows!” What a great answer ha ha! When you have a fire you gotta have marshmallows.