Today marks a historic landmark in our generation, we are privileged to live and see the power of unity and the determination for change. The nature and outcome of the US 2008 election has proved beyond any doubts, for those that did have doubt, that you can have what you say by faith and hard work.
Though elections are political, the mindset, motivation, spirit and ethos exemplified by the democratic campaign can be found in the bible. These principles can work for believers and unbelievers alike, but we have the advantage of having the holy spirit and the power of God to walk in these truths. It gives a renewed hope that politics doesn’t have to be dirty to succeed, common sense and moral values can triumph over ingrained political malpractices, smears and the status quo of political campaigns. It emphasises that having defined principles and established boundaries in every aspect of our lives are essential to succeed, and that a leader with a servant heart, sincerity and honesty is desired by people regardless of their race, political inclination and colour.
These are early days, but it is a defining moment in the American history has come. It goes beyond the colour of our skin, age and race but hinges on the mindset and ideology of the individual. We pray that with God on His side, he’ll lead the American people in good faith which will in turn have a global effect. We need to pray for our leaders and the men and women in authority that they lead with the fear of God.
Every policy made and decision taken by our leaders affect lives and families. The health of the family unit determines the greatness of a nation. If the importance of the family unit is abandoned, the nation would suffer, children would be brought up without direction, focus, belief or hope. Crime would increase, teenage pregnancy, depression, suicides and other vices would abound. Let’s pray for our leaders, live a virtuous life and trust God for His best, shalom.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.