Musings

Thoughts, Questions, Prayer and the Electoral Process

What was my prayer life like before the election?
Will my prayer life be different after the election?

We have an unusual privilege in our country to both vote for and pray for our leaders.  Scripture commands us to pray for them (1 Timothy 2:1-4)–even in situations where people can’t vote for them.

So will my prayer life for my country and my president be different tomorrow?

This electoral season (that seems to have gone on forever) has been very contentious.  There have been positions by the various candidates that were very different.  There was much promised.  There was a lot of rhetoric.

Now–as we move forward how will we respond?
Will our faith in God be different?

For me, this election and my own resent study of the Minor Prophets have reminded me that God is sovereign.  He is in control.  His ways are not like mine.  His plan is bigger and more comprehensive than I can understand.  And His goals are much greater than mine.  God’s focus is His glory.  How He brings Himself glory may be different and even strange to my eyes.

How wonderfully comforting to simply truth God.
How difficult to simply trust God and His timetable.

Author: Steve

Steve Kilgore joined the staff of Calvary Church in Lancaster, PA in the fall of 2002 as the Pastor of Discipleship to facilitate the equipping ministries, which include Adult Bible Fellowship and other adult discipleship ministries, and work with the rest of the education ministries. He currently serves as the Executive Pastor of Ministries with a focus on providing ministries that facility individuals taking intentional Next Steps for growing and participating in the leadership and administrative aspect at Calvary. He has also taught part-time at Lancaster Bible College in the area of Spiritual Formation and New Testament. Prior to coming to Calvary he served in two churches as well as taught part-time at Philadelphia Biblical University. He was born in Dallas, Texas, but spent the first 13 years of his life in Guatemala where his parents were missionaries. It was there at the age of four and a half that Steve placed his faith in Christ as his Savior. Steve received a Bachelor’s degree in Bible from Philadelphia College of Bible and a Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. Steve and his wife, Mary Anne, have their two boys, Andrew and Nathan (both in college), and live in East Lampeter Township. Steve lives and ministers by the personal motto, Know what you believe and why, live it, be able to defend it. His hobbies, other than playing with his family, include tinkering with computers, reading, drinking coffee with his wife, playing and watching basketball. Steve and Mary Anne are looking forward to exploring new hobbies as they transition to life as empty-nesters.

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