Friday, July 15, 2011

A Quiet and Peaceable Life

"I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving 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." (I Timothy 2:1,2)

Isn't it wonderful to know that God wants us to be able to live a quiet and peaceable life? That sound so good. The way we do that is by praying for our leaders. They have a tough job. Instead of every one criticizing them all the time, how about spending that time praying for them. They need God's wisdom to lead. It is a tough job.

So I challenge you to pray for our mayors, governors, senators, representatives, and our president daily. God is mighty to save and He hears the prayers of His precious children.

He also wants us to give thanks. That is the polar opposite of grumbling and complaining. He doesn't listen to that stuff. When we are being thankful, we can't complain because we realize how blessed we truly are. I want to live a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty, don't you?