We all get emails, all of the time, and usually from friends, regarding politics. I usually just "86" them, but I finally had to stand up and be counted...as a pray-er. Please see my email below that I sent to my friend:
Alright, here’s my thought. My thoughts are limited to us as Christians, not the political issues.
See where I have highlighted below (the portion that says “should strike fear”).
WE ARE CHRISTIANS!!! We should not have fear over anything!
And the verse quoted, 2 Chronicles 7:14 has nothing to do
with the non-Christian world. What the verse is saying is that us,
the ones that are praying, we have the sin in our life!
We, the ones who are praying need to come to
the Lord and ask for forgiveness.
God is in control and I for one am excited about seeing what He plans to do. Quit this idea of fear!
Also, below is a small portion of the entire email that was sent to me.
country is headed
should strike fear in the
heart of every Christian.
knowing that the
religion believes that if Christians cannot be
they should be
Remember, I am NOT stating a position for or against any political party, politician, religion, etc. I do NOT believe that this is the forum for that and would ask any of you that respond to keep your comments relative to how we are to pray. I realize that we may get a bit close to a line every now and then as we dialogue on this subject, and that's okay. But I ask you, please do not express your political opinions, rather, keep your opinions to how we as pray-ers should pray based on what scripture says.
As men and women who pray, this should give us a great opportunity to encourage believers that get wrapped up in praying "their own ideas" rather than what scripture says...but that is another blog and for another day.
Here's the bottom line friends. We do not have to fear.