By Chuck Kelley
This week the United States will be voting in one of the most important presidential elections we have ever had. Christians across America are praying about this election and calling others to pray. Our instinctive expectation when we pray is for God to intervene in the circumstances and situations we bring before his throne. It is proper and appropriate to expect God to respond when we pray. We must never forget that he responds in the way he deems best and that his response may often be different than our desires. Whatever God’s response, the act of prayer is itself a pathway to joy.
Prayer is a petition we present before God — never directions we give to God. However, knowing that every time we pray in accordance with biblical guidelines, God does hear and does respond, is a promise that should bring joy to the heart of every believer. Prayer becomes our passage into a front row seat to see God at work. It is our assurance that we are living in his grip and are a part of his unfolding purposes. Christians with the…Continue Reading