Our country is in the middle of a presidential election cycle and we probably could not be more divided. I do love democracy and the way our nation is structured. It sometimes falls upon the people to re-elect leaders or elect new leaders – depending on our perception of the job they are doing. I enjoyed reading Isaiah’s prophetic word telling of Jesus arrival as a King. Check this out…1 A new branch will grow from a stump of a tree; so a new king will come from the family of Jesse.[a] 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon that king. The Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, guidance and power. The Spirit will teach him to know and respect the Lord. 3 This king will be glad to obey the Lord. He will not judge by the way things look or decide by what he hears. 4 But he will judge the poor honestly; he will be fair in his decisions for the poor people of the land. At his command evil people will be punished, and by his words the wicked will be put to death. 5 Goodness and fairness will give him strength, like a belt around his waist. (Isaiah 11:1-5 NCV)
I love reflecting on the power of the Holy Spirit in the Word of God. It is crystal clear that the Spirit gives direction and change when we make room for Him. The Holy Spirit can affect my personality, my emotional being – my behavior.
I don’t know either of our presidential candidates personally. I do wish that they were men who would seek council from our Creator. God will give His Spirit to those who ask.
I need to dig deep into the Word of God, so that the Spirit of God can speak and work in my life!Pressing On! Dwayne