Now That The Elections Are Over

Pastor Doug Vagle   11/18/2012

Pastor Doug Vagle is the senior Pastor at the Waters Church in Sartell, MN.

Well we all made it through another brutal election year! For months Americans were divided over candidates and issues and then in one day it all came to an abrupt close!

I want to encourage you by reminding you that God is still God and He was not left trying to come up with another game plan after any of our nation's elections! Now that the votes have been tallied, how can we come together.

Whether you are happy or sad about the outcome of November 6th......The Apostle Paul has some timeless instructions for us all. We need to PRAY, we need to PAY and we need to STAY!

Romans 13:1-7 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you. 4 For he is God’s servant to do you good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword for nothing. He is God’s servant, an agent of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also because of conscience.

6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

No matter what political lines you may draw, we all can agree that our country is in need of prayer!

We as Christians are the 'Salt & Light" of the World. Lord we join our hearts together in prayer that you would reveal yourself to each of our elected officials.

That their hearts would be open to you and that they would submit themselves to your Lordship in their lives! Bless this country and may all our hearts be turned back to you! In Jesus Name....AMEN!

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