Friday, May 13, 2011

Praying For Those Who Lead

Dear God,

Sometimes I find myself hesitating at the thought of anyone, -- other than You of course, -- having to rule over me... I often think about wanting to submit to You alone and not have to listen to other people.

As I read my Bible about the Israelites in their journey in the wilderness, I clearly see that they are against Moses' leadership. But in truth, they were grumbling about You, Lord. When we complain about those in authority over us, it's almost the same as griping against You. Most of the time I find myself fall into that trap, Lord...

My DS and DD sould also learn to respect authority. In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, Your Word says that we should bless our leaders and those in authority and to respect them, because they are Yours. Their rule is not as hard to take when I am praying for them -- for you to guide them. Show me how to encourage and to be an inspiration of peace and submission in my family, God.

Now we ask you, brothers and sisters,
to acknowledge those who work hard among you,
who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you.
Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work.
Live in peace with each other.
1 Thessalonians 5:12-13

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