God’s Healthcare Reform
The other day when the President was signing into law the Healthcare Reform, I was with some of my staff eatting lunch and talking about the issue at hand. Our waiter kept coming by to make sure our drinks, chips and salsa were filled. I stopped him and asked, “Hey, how many tables are talking about the healthcare reform and he said almost all of them with a laugh.
I have seen an amazing amount of animosity and ill-will towards our nation’s leaders and government. Everyone is up in arms about the new Healthcare plan. Do I agree with the plan? Which side of the political spectrum am I on? The quick answer is, IT DOESN’T MATTER. What matters is that I obey the commands that God has laid out for me as a Christ Follower.
1 Timothy 2:2-3 (MSG) – Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.
As a people of God, we are called to pray for our nation, its government and its leaders. Here’s the trick…we’re called to pray for them WHETHER WE AGREE WITH THEM OR NOT. When we speak curses over our leaders we do nothing but hurt our nation. What if we were to bless our President? What if we were to bless those that represent us in Congress? Imagine if the people of God truly began to demonstrate the love of God, the power of prayer, and the strength of the spoken word. Now THAT would be a national healthcare reform because God would heal our land.
I believe that we as Christ Followers NEED TO start following God’s WORD, ALL OF IT, not just the lines that are easy.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV) – if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.