I read two posts yesterday filled with good advice. I want to encourage you to read them too.
The first one I found on Lysa TerKeurst's blog. I'll let Lysa speak for herself, because she does it so well. Just don't forget to insert my hearty Amen at the end of her post.
The second was written by Michael Hyatt, President and CEO of Thomas Nelson publishers. At the end of his post Mr. Hyatt encouraged his readers to make the following commitments. I am posting them on my blog because I am challenged by his words. He said:
"I want to do my part. Therefore starting today, I am publicly making four commitments to President-Elect Barack Obama:
- I will pray for him and our country.
- I will assume his motives are good, giving him the benefit of the doubt.
- I will not speak ill of him, even if I don't always agree with him.
- I will cast off the spirit of cynicism, and be a positive force for good."
These posts remind me that regardless of who our leaders are... Regardless of whether we agree with them and the policies they put in place... our roles as Christians do not change.
We are called to show grace and mercy.
We are called to fight for truth.
We are called to make a difference.
We are called to be holy vessels used for the noble purposes of our God.
Earthly leaders change. God does not.
(sigh of relief)