At times I wonder if this world can survive until 2024! However, I am also absolutely certain of God’s sovereignty, and His Word tells us to “do business” until He returns! (Luke 19:13) I have always appreciated Nikki Haley’s commitment to walk with the Lord, and her attitude about things. She stood firmly with Israel against the rolling tide in the UN. She knows what is Biblical, she knows Israel’s God-given place in this world, and she isn’t afraid to take a stand! She “does business” in the Kingdom of God, and I want to do that, too! Don’t you?
Biblically, I think of Deborah, the prophetess, who heard God’s Word and shared it with others. Rather than offering sacrifices, she worshiped the Lord. (Judges 4-5) I also think of Esther, a Jewish woman who found favor and saved the Jewish people. She attained royalty “for such a time as this,” in order to save her people. (Esther 4)
Throughout history, God has placed women in unique roles to which He called them and specifically equipped them. It is way too early to pretend to know what will happen in 2020, much less in 2024, but I personally wonder what special assignment God may have for that powerful, yet graceful woman.
Over a year ago, it seemed clear to me that God had further plans for her, and that, perhaps, it could include a run for the presidency. (See Losing Nikki Haley at the UN) Then, only a couple days ago, I saw this:
Friends, I am convinced of this: if Christians don’t take a stand right now and effect change in our country, we are headed off a steep cliff. May I invite you….dare I say, “challenge you”…to join me in a long-term, deep commitment to pray for our leaders? Specifically, will you join me in praying for Nikki Haley and whoever else God may be raising up “for such a time as this?”
What is He raising you and me up to do? Whatever it is, let’s do it! If we do nothing, we will lose our country. If we do what God calls us to do, God will do what only He can! He calls us to pray. Let’s do it…and let’s watch the Lord do amazing things!