Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Conversation With God About Our Leadership – Part 1

Every once in awhile, I like to have an imaginary conversation with God about various things.  It helps me clarify what I understand and what I believe.  Recently, with a Presidential election coming soon, I sat down with God to figure out where things stand and get His take on it and what I should do.

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Me:  Hi, God.  I’m glad you’re free to talk to me.  I’m confused about a few things.

God:  What’s confusing you Bill?

Me:  Well, the leadership in our country is so messed up.  I keep praying for our President to be taken out of office.  And now would be none too soon.  Are You sure You knew what you were doing when You let him be elected?  And what about Congress?  They all seem more interested in reelection than actually solving our problems.

God:  Gee, Bill, you keep posting those pithy graphics on Facebook that say I’m in control…no matter what.  Are you questioning that’s true?

Me:  Well, no.  I’m not questioning that.  But our present leadership is really taking us in the wrong direction.  That can’t be Your will!

God:  Don’t forget that I don’t interfere in your free will. So, if enough of you aren’t hearing Me properly, you’re free to vote in the wrong leadership.  I do try to nudge you in the right direction.  But you don’t always catch on to what I’m showing you.  I pretty much said there’d be consequences in Isaiah 3:4-5.  And remember what happened to Israel when they wanted a visible king?  They voted for Saul.  And look what happened right up through a few decades after My Son visited you guys.  That didn’t go so well did it?  It led to foreign rule, followed by Jerusalem getting destroyed.

Me:  Wow!  I never really saw that comparison so clearly.  So, how do I make the right decisions about who leads me and my country?

God:  Well, My main way of communicating is through My Word.  I’ll use pastors, preachers, writers, bloggers, etc. to make sure it gets out and any of the tricky stuff gets explained.  But even they don’t always get it right.  Look at the clash between the “all grace” crowd and the Calvinists, for example.  Both deny the other has anything right.  I’ll have to fix that before the Millenial Reign.  But focus on My Word and you’ll eventually get it.

My Word is really the only source of good information.  Everything else is questionable.  Look at what I said in Matthew 24: “4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.”.  Some will say they represent My heart, some will say they’re Me or My Son.  But not everyone who claims to be connected with Me will really have that connection.

Me:  Oh, I understand that one!  The conservative is Mormon and claims that makes him Christian.  The present office holder has had tons of FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) flying around about him and his spiritual standing.  We’ve got a lot of Christians praying and saying all kinds of things about both of them.  It can get really confusing at times.

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There’s more to the conversation.  We’ll get to the rest, next time.  What are you doing to make the Word of God a priority, especially in making election decisions?

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