The scripture for today is 1 Timothy 2:1-4
1 Timothy 2:1-4 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of 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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
We express the will of God when we, through His Holy Spirit, become intercessors for others. Our mandate to pray for others is not contingent upon the character or quality of the person. We are to pray for all of them because everyone is a person whom Christ died for. We are told first to pray for all, then specifically kings (heads of state) and for all that are in authority. The climate of the country and the world could be changed if God's people spent more time in prayer rather than pointing out the deficiencies of others, especially leaders. At this important time in the history of the world, when prayer is most needed, the people who claim to be God's representatives spend more time choosing political sides and hurling accusations at each other than following the clear instructions of God's Word.
God has a church on earth today and we are here to carry out His will. It is His will for "all men to be saved" but we cannot lead them to the Savior without first dedicating our lives to prayer and the Word of God. We are not here to curse the darkness; we are here to shine the light of Christ. Let us, as God's representatives on earth, hold up the standard of truth; let us exalt the living Christ through lives that are completely surrendered to Him. As we, His people, accurately represent Him, the world will see Him in our lives. Jesus said "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 We must pray instead of complain; we must give thanks instead of criticize; we must have faith instead of fear. We are not here to do our will; we are here to do the will of God.
God bless you as you continue in His service.