Tuesday Devotional | November 3, 2020

Today is the big day! Millions of people will be glued to their TV sets awaiting the results of a contentious election. The election has highlighted our differences while magnifying our divisions. Perhaps, that is to be expected in the Great Melting Pot experiment that began back in 1776. When you bring together so many people from so many different backgrounds there simply is no way we will always agree on everything or always see eye to eye. Yet, prior to this election cycle, the wounds seemed healable. I’m not sure that I can say that is the case this go around, although I pray that God will find a way to bring us together and unite us after the election is over. Admittedly, it doesn’t look promising.

However, as a Christian, my greatest concern in life is how will I use this moment to advance the Gospel? Letting people know that there is a God who loves them and who gave His son as an atoning sacrifice for them so that they might not perish but experience eternal life is a vital message everyone needs to hear so that they can have the opportunity to repent and believe.

Whatever the results, I know that God remains in control. We plan and choose. God determines and decides.

Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God. So to resist authority is to resist the divine order of God, which results in severe consequences. For civil authorities don’t intimidate those who are doing good, but those who are doing evil. So do what is right and you’ll never need to fear those in authority. They will commend you for your good citizenship.

Romans 13:1-3 The Passion Translation

Reflection Questions:

  1. If your candidate wins, what will you do to help unite your family, friends, and community?
  2. If your candidate loses, what will you do to help unite your family, friends, and community?
  3. If your candidate wins, what will you do to advance the Gospel?
  4. If your candidate loses, what will you do to advance the Gospel?
  5. How can I encourage you today?

Prayer:

Father God, regardless of the outcome, unite us. Help us overcome our differences. Heal our wounds. May we turn our eyes to You, Lord as we seek to advance the Gospel. In Jesus’ name, by the power of the Spirit. Amen.

How can I be praying for you?

May the Lord shower You with His grace and mercy.  May our God continue to bless you in many ways and for many days. Thank you for reading this post and for joining me in prayer.

Blessings,

The Devotional Guy™

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Romans 10:13

Will you personally receive the gift of eternal life so that you can experience the total forgiveness from your sins that come through believing in the atoning death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ?

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God- not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:8-9

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