I am a day late on the blog. Maybe not intentional but acceptable since I want to share with you what we are doing this week. I am in Washington, D.C. most of this week (along with Pastor Josh, other pastors from WV, and from every state in the nation) making attempts to meet with our congressional delegation. The purpose for the meetings is for a time of prayer and encouragement for our leaders. The Bible is very plain that we do this and should do it often. In 1 Timothy 2:1-3, it says this: “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour.” We are going to meet with them without any agenda or ax to grind…we just want to meet and pray. Our leaders may not always lead from a biblical perspective so we pray and our prayer should be that they personally know Jesus as Savior. I would ask you to pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for us that God gives us the words to say that he would want us to say. We should always strive to have a testimony that others will see God in our actions and we want our leaders to see God in us.
The main theme for this year comes from Isaiah 58:12: “And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.” As you read that verse, I would call your attention to “foundations.” Our foundations in this nation are fractured and need repaired. We do not always look to God as individuals and as a nation and that can be rectified. Together with God’s leading, we can repair the breaches and restore the paths. There is no better time to be a Christian. We have a land that is in need and a Savior that has an answer. All we have to do is get the two together. Is your country worth praying for? Will you pray? Enjoy your coffee.
Love you all,
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Gary W. Hall, Pastor of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.