by Elizabeth Burgard Fulgaro © 2015
Every year in February, here in the United States we honor those great Presidents, who led the country uncommonly well during difficult times. Lord, here we are again and this President’s Day we turn to You, because in every generation, You are the strength, power and strategy. In You alone is life, purpose, love and goodness. It is upon You we can rely. You are the One who always has worked through leaders to bring Your good results.
We confess an attitude based on hope and not on truth that world conditions have been improving over the centuries, when in reality there is still so much injustice, suffering and evil. Now in this time into which You have placed us and now it is our turn to decide whether we will stand for You or stand for ourselves (or some other something which we have made more important than You—You who are the one true God). In every generation You have been at work, calling all people to Yourself and flowing through those who are willing to stand against that which is not right, defend the helpless and help those in need as Your provision, protection and care to the world.
Yes, You do this supernaturally, sending Your angels and releasing Your power in ways beyond that which our human minds can comprehend. At the same time, You also work quite tangibly through us—sometimes when we are aware and sometimes when we are not.
And so on this day when we remember those presidents who have been great, serving with honor, courage and wisdom, we look to You and pledge allegiance once again to You as our only Lord and our God. Lord, You are Wisdom. From You comes all courage and to You belongs all honor. We bow to Your magnificent way and commit to be ever-listening for Your instruction. You promise to lead us. We promise to be attentive, take courage born of trust in You and follow. We commit not to look for our results but to be enthralled with Yours. We lean on Your sovereignty and trust that You are bringing good, eternal results out of all things. We look not to be a hindrance working against You, but in Your way–to be in the flow of how You desire to usher more of Your kingdom way of love in truth, justice and care into all the world.
Thus again today, we consciously lay down our will to embrace Yours and lift our eyes to focus on You instead of the storm which seems to consistently cause waves around us. We pause to consider Your majesty, thank You for Your grace and listen for Your will. You are the Rock which gives us foundation to continue to stand no matter what comes. You are the power who enables us to walk on water. You are the destination. You are the light; we are Your lamps. Shine oh Lord, now through us Your vessels and thereby draw all people to Yourself. Let it be so with every leader in this generation and equally with every one of us as we seek to do the part You have prepared for each of us to accomplish Your good work in the world, until the day You call us home. Let Your love flow. We are Yours. In Jesus’ name, Amen
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Elizabeth Fulgaro is a wife, mother, writer, inspirational speaker, worship leader, composer, singer & recording artist. She is also a Certified Financial Planner and Accredited Financial Counselor with a heart for helping Christians understand and steward their finances God’s way.
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Elizabeth is the Founder of Eagles Nest Foundation which provides spiritual support & encouragement to military and military families as well as those in physical and emotional battles (such as cancer, long-term illness) as well as those grieving a loss. For information email email@example.com or visit www.eaglesnestfoundation.org