Make a Choice to Rejoice

By November 5, 2020Joy, Politics, Thanksgiving

The day after the 2020 presidential election, I went into the sanctuary of our church to pray, to think, and to be alone.  I needed time to sort through my conflicted thoughts.  On the one hand, I was frustrated by the election results and the growing drama surrounding the vote count in key states.  But, on the other hand, I felt this strange kind of peace.  It’s the supernatural peace that God gives when we make a choice to rejoice.  I started out thanking the Lord for His faithfulness, for President Trump, for the praying churches in America, and especially for the countless Christians that have so faithfully cried out for revival.

I took time to just thank God for all the leaders, pastors, and politicians who have proclaimed Christ and taken controversial stands for righteousness over the past few months.  I thanked Jesus for our church, The Road, and all the prayer meetings we have had—we are now on day 43 of 52 days of noon-day prayer.  I thanked God for all the Contend and SAFA young people, with Lou Engle, who had fasted and prayed for 21 days leading up to the election.

It’s a good feeling to come to the end of a journey in which you gave it your all and have no regrets.  You were wholehearted and all in.  That’s a beautiful emotion—satisfaction.  You left no stone unturned and no promise unkept.  That’s how I feel today.  I have a peace that we have done everything we could do to battle for liberty, freedom, and a Kingdom of God Revolution.  No regrets!

Make a choice to rejoice and may the peace of God that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus,

Pastor Steve