Are You Tuned in to Donald Trump’s Inauguration?

donald_trump_august_19_2015-wikiToday is Inauguration Day… “the big day” that every American’s been waiting for, either with a sense of anxious dread or excited anticipation, or something in between. Are you going to watch Trump being sworn in at noon today?trump_rally_in_cincinnati-wikiWhether you’re lining up with the thousands of protesters in L.A. or have a room reserved in Washington D.C., there’s electric energy in the air across the country. I try really hard to avoid being political on this blog, although I am deeply grateful for every person who has invested his (or her) life in trying to make our country the best possible through serving in a public leadership role…a difficult calling at best and a heart-breaking disappointment at worst.  trump-caucus-wikiWould you like to be the president of the United States? Frankly, I would not. donald_trump-wikiApart from spending my life flat on my face praying to God Almighty for wisdom, I can’t imagine how I (or anyone) could possibly have the insight and courage to rule our country well. I have a few friends who are quite delighted with the prospects of Trump becoming president, and I have many friends and family members who vacillate between feelings of fear, anger, and despair.  electoralcollege2016-wikiNo matter how you feel personally, as Christians I know what the scripture teaches, and that is: I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour” (1 Timothy 2:1-3).  donald_trump_laconia_rally_laconia_nh_4_by_michael_vadon_july_16_2015_19-1Over the years, I’ve done more complaining and less praying for our presidents than I want to admit, but I’d like to encourage all of us to take up our role as prayer intercessors on  behalf of those who are in positions of authority… especially Donald Trump. Do you want to be able to live a quiet, peaceful, godly, honest life? I do. Let’s put our prayers where our complaints have been and lift up Donald Trump to the throne of grace, so that we (and he) “may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need” (Hebrews 4:16).

donald_trump_and_mike_pence_july_2016-wikiWhen the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn
” (Proverbs 29:2).

(All photos used by permission of Wiki Commons.)

5 responses to “Are You Tuned in to Donald Trump’s Inauguration?

  1. Charylene Powers

    Very appropriate …..bless you.

  2. Amen, amen, amen!!! 🙂 ❤

  3. There are many reasons why I am delighted for Donald Trump as President. When he first announced running, I was not happy at all, but then I began hearing ‘prophecies’ about him, and wasn’t even prophets to day were legitimate; then saw the people he surrounded himself with; and then God was lining up Scripture when praying!! I was hooked! I KNEW he was God’s choice, and now I see that God chose Fearless Warrior where all other candidates were cautious and very ”political’.

    Now, we can look back 20-30 years to interviews with him saying all the same things as a concerned citizen!! He has nothing to hide as he has been in the public eye for 30+ years!! we know where he comes from, and he is not trying to please anyone, but wanting to make America great, and honoring God!

    About prophets today, I’m so convinced now that God truly does speak through them!! Just yesterday I heard a prophecy from April of 2016, and it could well have been spoken today!!

    Somebody will have to write a book about this most remarkable election, and new things God is doing today!!!

    On Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:25 AM, Summer Setting wrote:

    > Kathi posted: “Today is Inauguration Day… “the big day” that every > American’s been waiting for, either with a sense of anxious dread or > excited anticipation, or something in between. Are you going to watch Trump > being sworn in at noon today?Whether you’re lining up wi” >

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