Yesturday in Australia, we went to the Polls for our federal election. Well, I actually pre-voted a few days before, but the offical election was yesturday on May 18th.
I had been praying about the election results for the weeks leading up to it, but more persistently in this last week. If you believed the media, we were heading to a Labor victory, which for us would mean a change in government. This was not the desired result for conservatives. The opposition party are pro-choice, pro LGBTQ indoctrination in schools from a very early age, very big spenders of our tax dollars, as well as many more policies that would hurt, not grow out society.
I didn’t find myself stressing about the outcome in the weeks leading up to the election, but I must admit, the media did have me worried by Friday. I actually begin to think on what our society would be like under a Labor government… and it wasn’t pretty. It was downright disturbing to be honest. Now, I do totally understand that as Christians we have very different views to those that don’t have a biblical mindset.. so I do see why others simply don’t get why we feel as we do about important issues like abortion and gender education.
But if I was reminded of anything in this last week, it’s that we need to stand firm in our faith.. no matter what opposition we come up against. It’s far more comfortable to just go along with things… but even if we do that silently, as in not verbally oppose things that go against God’s word, we’re not fulfilling the great commission.
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:16-20
While that is super important.. it’s not actually the purpose of today’s blog. (it’s just the set-up.. ha ha)
As the results of the election showed, God worked mightily in our nation yesturday. We went from literally worrying what the state of our nation would be from today onwards, to actually being EXCITED to see what the future holds. Knowing that our Prime Minister is a bible believing follower of Christ has turned out to be far more than just comforting.
At times today, I’ve actually been quite emotional with gratitude to God for the outcome.. but what’s been even more prevalent to me today is the message I’ve been receiving from the Lord. I have been distinctly hearing “Don’t waste this opportunity you’ve been given. I’ve set a Godly man at the helm, but this is not the time for silence and complacency. Pray for Scott Morrison and his team, uphold him as he navigates the chore of implementing My plans in a largely unGodly government chamber. Pray that he will not be drawn away from me, but ever so much closer than his closest experience with me has ever been before.”
I set myself the task of praying for our PM each morning many months ago, so I already have a reasonably good habit of doing this.. but I will be working on doing it diligently and to the best of my ability going forward as these words from The Lord have really struck a cord with me re complacency. It would be very easy to sit back and trust in our PM to simply do a good job because he is a Godly man, but he’s also human.. and can come under all sorts of temptation.
There is also no doubt whatsoever that the enemy will not be pleased with this outcome, and will have his own plans on how to hinder God’s work in every way we can. Even more reason to be prayerfully diligent for our PM.
OK.. that’s it from me for tonight.
Respect the temple peeps !!