Thursday, January 22, 2009

I'm really confused - By Rowen



Two days ago our country got a new president, Mr. Obama. All of the mainstream news media that I have heard has been championing his every liberal word, and seemed to be thrilled with the sharp turn to the left that he is taking our country. This does not surprise me.

Meanwhile, all of my Christian friends and family members on email, facebook, and blogs seem to be aghast, appalled, horrified, and even shocked at his actions and words. Even large socially conservative organizations like Focus on the Family, American Family Association, etc. seem to be hoping to turn President Obama into a social conservative, by urging their constituents to harass the highest government offices with email and phone calls complaining about what the country just signed up for.

I don’t understand people, I guess. I mean this man won the election after spending two years vigorously campaigning with a very liberal agenda. Compared to the others running for president, he minced no words about where he stood on the issues of our day. No one that watched the debates, read or heard news reports about his perspectives and opinions should be surprised about who he really is. He won the Democratic nomination by being more liberal than his opponents, even more than Hillary Clinton. He won the (apparently fair) General Election by being more liberal than John McCain. The majority of Americans wanted the liberal policies of this man; it is simply the truth about it, whether you like it or not…

I personally don’t like Barack Obama’s attitudes, perspective, policies, or actions this week. But I am not surprised, and so you won’t hear me decrying his every move as we observe the unfolding of the inevitable. Charles Dickens once said “You make your bed and you must lie on it”. What we should be more concerned with is why he got elected, and why the House and Senate are controlled by social liberals. That is all about us, the American voters that put them all there.

So, as a Christian, how should I pray for President Obama, as my Bible says that I should? I have ideas, but I wonder what you think, and so I beg you to comment and share your thoughts.

Do you think that my family will actually allow our President's picture on our blog?

Comments received so far:
Will yours be next?

Comment #1:

I too am not the least bit amazed. Like you say, for any thinking person who paid attention, Obama told us what he values all along. His voting record (what little he did vote on) obviously did not support the values we hold.
I pray for his salvation as for every other soul. I pray God will help true Christians rise and take a stand instead of jumping on the band wagon of "nobody contradict me and I'll contradict nobody else. We'll all get along and accept each other right where we are," all in the name of tolerance and non-judgmental living. With this mindset, there is no truth and evil will prevail. We will all sadly suffer. God have mercy on our nation is another prayer I pray a lot these days.

Comment #2:

When I began to pray for our president I was deeply convicted that my heart was not praying for him correctly; this is what God has given me so far, and I really wanted to share it with all of you. Thanks for reading.
Most important things to pray for:
  • God would turn His heart toward Righteousness and not solely toward Justice; that ending or DRASTICALLY lowering the holocaust of abortion would become a consuming issue of this administration. With God all things are possible.
  • That God would give him a spirit of wisdom and revelation.
  • That above all his family and he would be blessed, and safe, and that he would truly encounter the Lord Jesus and the power of His love and mercy.
  • For Barak, Michelle, Sasha & Malia to be protected and God provide for them during this time and bless them and keep them and Thank God for them.
Here are some Bible references: (click to read)

Comment #3:

We as Christians should pray for the President. President Obama needs the Salvation of the Lord. As Nebuchadnezzar needed God, so does this man. May God bring the mighty down and humble them, so that they may see Christ high and lifted up. "Lord open the eyes of the blind that they may see and glorify God in every law and policy that passes." We can take comfort in knowing that God controls the affairs of man, and He can turn evil into good.

Comment #4:

You are absolutely right. We get what we pay for, and in this case we paid for Obama with our votes, and we got him. Even if we don't like his policies, he won by an overwhelming majority. I also agree that he is more consistent than many Republicans are. We have not been deceived. He said he is going to do certain things as President, and now he is carrying them out. As far as praying for him, I think we need to pray that God will use him as God wills. Remember the heart of the king is in the Lord's hand. Looking at Biblical history, often the Lord used unrighteous leader to carry out His purposes. However often the Lord's agenda is not ours, so we fight in our own strength. Sometimes the Lord lets things fall apart, so He can start working.

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Toots said...

I too am not the least bit amazed. Like you say, for any thinking person who paid attention, Obama told us what he values all along. His voting record (what little he did vote on) obviously did not support the values we hold.
I pray for his salvation as for every other soul. I pray God will help true Christians rise and take a stand instead of jumping on the band wagon of "nobody contradict me and I'll contradict nobody else. We'll all get along and accept each other right where we are," all in the name of tolerance and non-judmental living. With this mindset, there is no truth and evil will prevail. We will all sadly suffer.
God have mercy on our nation is another prayer I pray a lot these days.

Anonymous said...

When I began to pray for our president I was deeply convicted that my heart was not praying for him correctly, this is what God has given me so far. and I really wanted to share it with all of you. thanks for reading.

LUV Cheryl

Three most important things to pray for.

1. God would turn His heart toward Righteousness and not solely toward Justice, that ending or DRASTICALLY lowering the holocaust of abortion would become a consuming issue of this administration. With God all things are possible.

2.That God would give him a spirit of wisdom and revelation.
3. That above all his family and he would be blessed, and safe, and that he would truly encounter the Lord Jesus and the power of His love and mercy.

4. For Barak, Michelle, Sasha & Malia to be protected and God provide for them during this time and bless them and keep them and Thank God for them.


This has just been on my heart. and thought I would share. Here are some references below.
1 Timothy 2 ( nero was the king when paul wrote these words.)
Titus 2
Daniel 2:20-22
Daniel 4:17

Anonymous said...

Rowen you are absolutely right. We get what we pay for, and in this case we paid for Obama with our votes, and we got him. Even if we don't like his policies, he won by an overwhelming majority. I also agree that he is more consistent than many Republicans are. We have not been deceived. He said he is going to do certain things as President, and now he is carrying them out. As far as praying for him, I think we need to pray that God will use him as God wills. Remember the heart of the king is in the Lord's hand. Looking at Biblical history, often the Lord used unrighteous leader to carry out His purposes. However often the Lord's agenda is not ours, so we fight in our own strength. Sometimes the Lord lets things fall apart, so He can start working. Just a few thoughts.

Seth Stevenson said...

Rowen you are absolutely right. We get what we pay for, and in this case we paid for Obama with our votes, and we got him. Even if we don't like his policies, he won by an overwhelming majority. I also agree that he is more consistent than many Republicans are. We have not been deceived. He said he is going to do certain things as President, and now he is carrying them out. As far as praying for him, I think we need to pray that God will use him as God wills. Remember the heart of the king is in the Lord's hand. Looking at Biblical history, often the Lord used unrighteous leader to carry out His purposes. However often the Lord's agenda is not ours, so we fight in our own strength. Sometimes the Lord lets things fall apart, so He can start working. Just a few thoughts.