August 23, 2019 | Wanda Alger, IFA Field Correspondent
In a recent Facebook post, I wanted to address the ongoing divide between those who support President Trump’s leadership and those who do not. Given his unorthodox style and sometimes offensive Twitter commentary, I asked how believers were dealing with this. How were they seeing God at work? I asked them to share their personal observations and what suggestions they may have in bringing the body of Christ together concerning God’s purposes in this divisive season.
There were 387 comments shared, most of them positive. Here are but a few of the comments that reveal, not only how other Christians are perceiving things, but how we can better pray for the President and the body of Christ in the coming months.
To add to the conversation, feel free to leave your comment at the end or a special prayer concerning this issue…
Karen D: I once told someone that I have to vote with Biblical values…No man is perfect, but what does he or she believe in? What do they stand for? And, do I sit back on election day, and not let my voice be heard? By doing so, I’m allowing the country to go in a direction that’s totally against what I believe in…
Karen V: Christians who enter into the debate of bad behavior slip into the flesh and lose Kingdom perspective…I appreciate the godly people around Trump who continue to engage, speak into his life, influence him.
Patti S: I find Christians and unbelievers questioning his character to be odd. Look at past world leaders…most of them were evil! This is Satan’s playground. The fact that we have a flawed leader who has stood for righteousness should intrigue us and lead us to seek God’s mind on this and pray for him and the souls of every person in our nation. God is doing something far greater than we can think or imagine. Instead of trying to figure out President Trump, we should all be seeking to know God and allowing Him to use these times to turn our hearts to Him.
Rachel F: I believe facts should speak for themselves. But we all know that has not been the case for anybody the elections the past decade or so. It’s who can attack the other’s character more. We need prayer to remove the blinders and for truth to come to light.
Ann J: I’m one who has serious concerns about Trump and I am looking for a more moderate voice. I am not pushing a liberal candidate, but I’d like to see a conservative perspective that calls for higher standards rather than championing 100% of what Trump does and says.
Sherry S: Trump is the much needed strong “D” personality trait for this time in our history. There are lawmakers in high places of government that are attempting to fracture, to bring fissures in the rule of law, & our constitution.
Ana G: The alternative is death for babies, open borders, decimated military, socialism. Do you think God would prefer you vote for that? Not me. Let the Holy Spirit deal with the things he wants to alter in Trump. Pray for the man!
Gail S: First we are to pray for those in authority. We need to be aware of the platforms of each party to realize what is at stake! Yes, the President is God’s workmanship in progress – so are we! The President stands for Christians, Israel, life, and prayer. He has just gone through what no other President has had to endure and by God’s Grace was kept and still made progress!
Danielle F: I get questioned as a Christian, woman of color, and an immigrant on how I can support him. Even though I don’t share their opinions, I understand the concerns. I make sure I come with humility, grace, and do my best to articulate my point of view with minimal emotions, nor come in a condescending manner. Many of the “anti-Trumpers” I know are not bad, they are blind. I refuse to be a person who denies the facts to suit my opinion. Otherwise, that makes me no different than the liberal mentality I vehemently oppose.
Rosalyn H: The tape is sticky on both sides. If he were any of your children, I know you would sit him down and have an intervention style conversation about his motives, moral role model, slanderous remarks. Even the bible speaks to it…to love but with wrong motivation is to miss the mark. Simply view him from the perspective of being the kind of man your daughter could have brought home…then call Trump out. Words kill, steal and destroy…and God is not pleased.
Brandon S: I say call balls and strikes. Point out where he’s right, where he missed it. But also highlight the GRAVE evils the other side enthusiastically supports but is never called out on by the powers that be. While people faint over Trump’s rude antics on Twitter, the left is sterilizing children, aborting them at moment of birth… Give me a rude and clumsy man who puts forth good policies over a polite, silver-tongued professional who advocates evil ANY day of the week.
Kelita D: I say this- I didn’t vote for a pastor I voted for a man who could get this country back on track….He’s done more for faith and America than any other president. I pray for him. God says pray for our leaders.
Nkem M (Nigerian): Your President is a man of strong will and strong character, l would say, your nation is somewhat blessed to have such as he is for these times. He’s going through a lot; spiritually and physically more than human eyes can tell. He needs so much prayers and solid support. But for God and his relentlessness, the opposition would have swallowed him.
Jane V: I am coming to understand that many things we perceive as his flaws, are character traits that God is using for His purposes! President Trump is willing to be fearless, bold, brash, and politically incorrect. These are the very things that are necessary in order for things to change.
Cathy C: I believe God chose President Trump partly to reveal what is in people’s hearts. The plumb line in the Spirit has already dropped. Hebrews 4:12,13.
Shannon S: He’s been more bold culturally for what is good and true then many of the “leaders” in the church… I believe God is revealing what’s in OUR hearts more so than revealing anything about President Trump.
Mistery O: I’m not an American citizen, but I personally believe He is God’s instrument for the USA and other assignments. The funny thing is, he may not be so “religiously” correct, but he has the zeal and fire that Christians lack. If God could take Saul and use him as Apostle Paul so be it.
Sylvia P: Words are cheap but what is needed in this hour in world history is strong leadership that advances righteousness and biblical standards, whether that leadership looks Christian or looks a little uncouth. Time for Christians to mature and ask to be able to see with God’s view of things.
Cindy L: Do we just want another President that has eloquent speech and a suave demeanor? I know that I am not impressed any longer with man’s swelling words and empty promises. I’m looking at actions. Because actions speak louder than words.
Trevor J: I am from Africa and as a believer I am shocked at how the body of Christ in America has become so numb to His voice. 50, maybe even 10 years from now we will all look back and realize Donald Trump was a man raised by God for such a time as this for the sake of God’s people, Israel ,and the church.
Rosemarie O: God has given a reprieve from the globalist agenda through the leadership of this man. It is only God who can take down the strongholds of hatred and media deception that reveal more about the character of our people than the character of our president. Lord have mercy and give us more time.
Lasia L: Perceiving things, situations, events, and people through the eyes of the Spirit of God in this era of new beginnings is critical…Mindsets of the former seasons and times must change radically when we are dealing with the destiny of the nation.