There is no better time than today to pray for our nation. Pray for peace. I am not telling you to change your beliefs of what is right our wrong. The purpose of this blog post is not to express my opinions about recent political events that have taken place. It is about how to get through them and handle them the way that Jesus would. The Bible is filled with stories of how Jesus spent time with those that some people would call the enemy or sinners. As Christians, we know that God loves everyone (not every action) and wants us to handle ourselves the same way.
Proverbs 16:7 states, “When a man’s ways please the Lord, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.”
This is my prayer. Dear Lord, help me to love others even though they do not believe the same way that I do. Teach me to not be judgmental of others because only you can judge. Assist me in being acceptable of other people and their beliefs while allowing you to show through in my actions. I do not need to force my opinions and beliefs on others. My actions will plant the seeds of Christianity and open the doors to discuss how having you in my life has blessed me tremendously. Please forgive me of my sins and put me in a place where I do not focus on other people's sins. Please help us, as a nation, grow closer together. Our differences in beliefs is what makes us a free nation as long as we do not try to force our beliefs on others. Teach us how to respect others regardless of who they are. I see so much hatred coming through in social media and I cannot believe that you like what you see. I cannot change others, but I can change myself. Please work through me to be the best in honoring your principles. I pray this in Jesus' name. Amen.
Please join me in prayer as we go through these difficult times of unrest. I want to see change. I want to see a nation coming together instead of being pulled apart. Think about how Jesus would handle this and be aware of your actions in all that you do through out the day.
Please provide your comments. I would love to hear your respectful opinions.