A United House

To my beloved Sisters who I esteem so highly and consistently find to be part of the solution to our problems in the Church rather than the cause,

Please join me in praying for our President-elect Barack Obama, his wife Michelle, and his precious daughters, Sasha and Malia. Go with me before the Throne of our sovereign God and ask Him to grant wisdom from above to President-elect Obama and the indwelling presence and power of Jesus Christ. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior…”

Please also join me in the active and deliberate pursuit of unity and purity in the Body of Christ at this historical time in our country. I implore you in Jesus’ Name to have zero tolerance for prejudice whether it is regarding party-affiliation, color (whether you are Black, White, or Brown), economics or the like. Disagreement is not sin. Prejudice is. Satan has plotted events and planted attitudes that, should he be successful, will result in havoc. We must not stand for his schemes or cooperate in a single way. We would severely displease God and invite untold chastisement upon Christ’s Church in our nation. Speak clearly to your children and graciously but emphatically draw a line in your work places and social circles regarding your stand against prejudice of any kind.

“Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them, ‘Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand.'” (Matthew 12:25) A united house stands. A divided house falls. The devil has much to gain. But he also has much to lose.

We are the Body of Jesus Christ and we have an opportunity to show His character. This is our watch. We stand for what is right not from our feet but from our knees.

I humble myself before you and make these pleas under such bold direction of God that I could not resist it nor disobey it. He made it a fire in my bones.

I love and esteem you so much. Shoulder to shoulder, Dear Siestas. Let’s leave not one inch for the enemy to come between us.

“Then will I purify the lips of the peoples, that all of them may call on the name of the Lord and serve Him shoulder to shoulder.” Zephaniah 3:9


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  1. 101
    Taria M. says:

    Straight from the heart of God by a faithful and loving servant! We are united in Christ, and should stand and represent exactly that! Thank you for the message that we needed to reminded of this morning. May He continue to bless you!

  2. 102
    lori says:

    Amen Amen and Amen

  3. 103
    Casey says:

    Beth, I really needed to hear that. I struggled last night with results and struggle with words this morning. Thank you for your words of encouragement. It is no wonder is was a ‘fire in your bones’ we siesta’s were looking to our Titus 2 woman for guidance.

    p.s. any news on when Esther is to be released for stores?

  4. 104
    bethany says:

    My Sweet Sister Beth, thank you for your wonderful words of wisdom. I am joining with you and my sisters across this nation in a posture of humility and surrender before our God who is in total and complete control. May He be glorified!!!
    May I have your permission to pass on your words to a few friends who are experiencing dissapointment?

  5. 105
    WendyDarling says:

    Amen, Beth. Thank you for posting, and I hope you don’t mind, I will be linking to this one also. It is important that these words be read.

  6. 106
    Candy says:

    AMEN Siesta!

  7. 107
    Anonymous says:

    You are a wise women who truly helps us understand the word of God and the true meaning of being a Christian! Although many of us may not agree with the outcome of the election, we as Christians must continue to pray for faithful leadership of our country. Thank you for your words in inspiration! I only wish I had your gift to help people understand. I have shared your LPM Blog with friends to say what I can not. God Bless

  8. 108

    Agreed and praying. I woke up with fear in my heart this morning but was reminded that Fear does not come from God but from not believing Him. But God has not given us the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. I choose to believe God at His Word, If God be for us, who can be against us, and I will pray for our new president.

  9. 109
    bethany says:

    Me again…had to pass on good news to my sisters out there…in the state of California (pretty liberal state!), proposition 8 has passed as defining marriage as an institution between one man and one woman! Praise the Lord!

  10. 110
    Mercy's Maid says:

    Thank you, Beth. This is such a good word! I have seen so many of my Christian friends post disparaging comments already about our new president and it makes me sad.

    No matter what side of the fence we stand on, it’s time to come together. 🙂

  11. 111
    Lori Griffith says:

    Thank you for your words of wisdom that can only come from our Heavenly Father above! I am sad and I have been fearful but I know truth…and fear does not come from God…I will choose this day to trust in God…to believe that He is still on His throne…to know that He is not wringing His hands in disbelief but is the great I AM! All praise to Him and may we be His witnesses…His faithful servants…following His truths. I also have prayed for our president elect, for wisdom beyond this world!!!

  12. 112
    Patricia says:

    Thank you, dear Beth. God has certainly raised you up for just a time as this. (((Hugs)))

  13. 113
    Michelle V says:

    Thank you so much for that, Beth! You totally changed my attitude this morning! Thank you for those wise and true words!


  14. 114
    Susanne says:

    Beautiful post, Mama Siesta!! I join you and the rest of my “siestas” in prayer for our president, our country, and our world!

  15. 115
    Jackie in Texs says:

    thank you , Beth, for clearly stating what in my heart I am feeling this morning. I wonder if we had all prayed more for President Bush, his presidency would not have been so attacked! My husband and I talked this morning about how we must move on, knowing we are “anchored” to the One who controls all things! Thank you for your encouragement to us all!

  16. 116
    Dee says:

    I awoke this morning with the verse “…Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s and unto God the things which be God’s.” Luke 20:25 on my heart. The title belongs to the president-elect, but the Kingdom belongs to God. Thank you for your encouragement to me. I ask for prayer as I moment by moment roll my burden of fear onto the Sovereign Lord. Deidra

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    kim says:

    Amen and Amen!!! Thank you Beth.

    With love & prayers,

  19. 119
    Anna says:

    Amen, Beth. You echoed the cry of my heart this morning.

    My daughter is 4, and I was explaining the process to her as simply as I could yesterday. She was very excited about going with Mama to “float” for the president! But while explaining to her who the president was, I told her that he was the man in charge of all the states. Her immediate response was “But God is really in charge, right?”

    Amen, baby. Yes, He is.

  20. 120
    Anonymous says:

    In the words of the Apostle Paul, “Jesus Christ came to save sinners” — and I’m the worst of them. I have been the guiltiest of offenders in this arena in the past: sharing “cute” or “funny” emails or jokes, justifying it to myself and feeling like it’s okay since it was private and my audience wasn’t personally offended. The Lord really called me on the carpet for that a few months ago. Even though I wasn’t directly affronting anyone, it’s still SIN. It isn’t funny, ever. It isn’t okay, ever. Keeping that kind of thing going only perpetuates the problem. So my challenge to us all is this: Let’s not just keep prejudice from our lips. Let’s remove it from our hearts!!! I want to come up higher. Join me in my personal repentence and let’s all “Step UP”! Thank you, Beth, for all you’ve taught me and all you’ve done. Camille Warren, Texarkana, Texas

  21. 121
    MITZI says:

    Amen, my dear Sister. I have already been in prayer for our new President-elect.

  22. 122
    Christina L says:

    Amen. I know that God is in control of this whole situation. He sets up kings and diposes them as well. We would all do good to just Be Stil and Know that He is God.

  23. 123
    thouartloosed says:

    Already on board.

  24. 124
    Anonymous says:

    Amen and Amen!!!!! Thank you for that great word.
    An e-mail went around just before the election that was very appropriate…..I pray this isn’t to long to share…..
    Ten Predictions No Matter Who Wins The Election:
    1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
    2. Prayer will still work
    3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
    4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
    5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
    6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
    7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
    8. There will still be room at the cross.
    9. Jesus will still love you.
    10. Jesus will still save the lost.

    I found this to be so true!!

    We will not be divided…we serve a great GOD!!
    Blessings and grateful thanks Mama Beth!!
    Bible Bunny in NO MI

  25. 125
    Anonymous says:

    Yesterday, after I came home from voting, I found this verse,

    “A glorious throne set on high from the beginning is the place of our sanctuary.” (Jer. 17:12)

    I’ve encountered several people today who are dejected by the results of the election and I’ve passed this verse on. Regardless of party affiliation, as believers, we are never powerless. Our place of refuge is the seat of eternal power.

    Thank you, Beth. I will try to pass on your message as well.

  26. 126
    Mariel says:

    amen. All i could think of is how David honored the anointed king Saul…even after the evail that Saul had brought on to David personally. We are to honor the man God has appointed for this time.

  27. 127
    jennyhope says:

    I JUST GOT ESTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    The whole world is right with me today!!! Hallelujah!!!!

  28. 128
    elaine @ peace for the journey says:

    Exactly my thoughts as I gathered my older sons in prayer last night after midnight. We surrendered our tears to God and asked him to seed our hearts with the truth of who He Is…King Jesus…on the throne–no matter what.

    There is coming a day. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.


  29. 129
    Anonymous says:

    THANK YOU, I began my day with praise to our Awesome Amazing God, because I know He’s is in control of all things. You said it perfectly and I have shared your message w/ several friends.

  30. 130
    markkarj says:

    Thank You for the encouraging words today! Thanks be to God for our Hope is in Him!

  31. 131
    Armchair Housewife says:

    Thank you again, sister Beth, for your wise words. I believe it is a new day in the North American church, and i praise God that more and more hearts are moving away from partisan, racial, and class divisions and being united in the real, indisputable truth, the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God bless you for these strong words and I praise God for this historical time in our nation’s history and am praying for wisdom for our leadership and unity in Christ for the body.

    Love you to P-I-E-C-E-S. 🙂


  32. 132
    Teresa says:

    Shoulder to shoulder! Exactly were we should be!

    There may be a change in who occupies the White House..but there will NEVER be a change in who occupies GOD’s throne!!


  33. 133
    Michele says:

    Thank you again for your ever-encouraging words! I will be in prayer for President-elect Obama, his wife, and his children. I will also be in prayer for unity in the body of Christ. I am standing shoulder to shoulder with you and my other brothers and sisters in Christ.

  34. 134
    gracetrophy says:

    My dear kindred (in MANY ways)sister Beth, amen and amen in Christ Jesus. My heart was stirred to intense intercession this morning for our President elect Obama…and his wife!! I am thankful for what God showed me in the Spirit and how He released my fears and brought perfect peace as I intentionally made my mind stedfast on Him. This is what He showed/spoke to me. “Indeed I am no respector of persons and as My child and representative on earth…I dare you not be either.” I admit my immaturity and sin, that I stood prejudice not of his race but of what I think his relationship is with Christ. Lord have mercy on me and forgive me!!! Thank you Beth for what you wrote becuase it confirmed what Daddy had been showing me about myself…something I did not even know existed. I stand amazed by His grace, in such need of His mercy, and humbled by His call…specifically His call to pray for our new President. I see one of the major places we have missed the mark in America – our besetting sin if you will – is that we degrade God’s creation in other human beings. O how that must break the Father’s heart! Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit Paul tells us that God has chosen the world’s insignificant and despised things – the things viewed as nothing – so HE might bring to nothing the things that are viewed as something, so that no one can boast in His presence. I am in no way suggesting President-elect Obama as insignificant but rather saying he represents a people who America has said in times past were insignificant by way of slavery. Not to be disrespectful, but when I think of slavery I cannot help to think of myself as well. So…I’ve come to see President elect Obama represents me too. Once I was held captive to satan but in Christ Jesus I have been given freedom. I am praying for a revelation of Christ so that He be lifted up and draw ALL men to Himself. One last thing, I’ve noticed so much humility today on every show covering the election … hmmmmm…God IS in control!
    Beth, I thank God for who you are in Christ!

  35. 135
    Retta says:

    And again … “Amen!”

    God is sovereignly, mightily, and emphatically in control! All praises to Him everlastingly!

    As 2 Peter 3:9 states, “the Lord is not slow about His promise as some count slowness, but is patient…not wishing any to parish…”

    And also Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

    (Note: scripture is taken from the New American Standard from bible.com)

  36. 136
    Patty says:

    Thank you so much for being obedient to God and writing this today. I am so thankful for the verses you shared because I needed to be reminded of that. I will join you in praying for President-elect Barack Obama and his family.


  37. 137
    hisfivefooter says:

    Thank you for saying what I believe is the truth about these things. When things turn into slander, malicious talk, prejudice, anger, etc. I do not see how this is glorifying to the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe this should make Christians of all races, etc, pray more. We have not been “prayed up” as a body for years, it’s time. Jesus is calling on us to love, and love well. Terrific post!

  38. 138
    Angie says:

    AMEN! Thank you for this—and for EVERY single Bible Study that you have written! God is using it to work in the hearts of many!

    One thing we know for sure. The outcome of the election did not take God by surprise. Nor, does it limit His power.

    Pray for them is EXACTLY what we should do 🙂

  39. 139
    Anonymous says:

    Beth, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I just finished your “psalms of ascent” study yesterday with about 30 other women. I truly felt like we were standing shoulder to shoulder as we left.
    Amy Santa Rosa,Ca

  40. 140
    pam b from sc says:

    Thank you for that word, Sista Beth! Well-timed and well-said!

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    Anonymous says:

    As soon as I remove my sackcloth and put on my jeans I KNOW I’ll be agreeing with you Beth!

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    Fran says:

    AMEN! Shoulder to shoulder with all of you!

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    Tara says:

    Oh, how we love you, Mama Beth! Thank you for hearing and obeying what God said- What a powerful word for us today! You are right: This is our time to shine the light of Christ like never before! And we should never underestimate the power of prayer nor the power of our God! He is in control!

    Much love and gratitude for you!

  44. 144
    Linda says:

    Yes and Amen!

    Beth, thank you as always for your perspective! This morning I was tempted to be upset about the outcome and worry about our Nation’s next 4 years, but your words are just what I needed to hear. Thank you for your obedience.

    With much love,

  45. 145
    Kathy Pink Bicycle Arkansas says:

    Amen! These are very trying and disturbing times. Satan is clearly plotting against us and we must stay on the knees.

    WE must pray that this president hear and obey God. It is our responsibility to help lead this nation through prayer.

  46. 146
    Sheryl says:

    Wow – goosebumps! AMEN! Standing with you.

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    Indy-Lindy says:

    I agree completely, Beth. I’ve been in prayer for the Obama family already today.. God is faithful and He is on His throne FOREVER!!!


  48. 148
    Jill says:

    God has given me this morning a reminder…this is a Fiery Furnace in history! God is with us in the heat…standing by our side. The heat is hot, times are tough! Let us be as faithful as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Let us continue to speak the name of the Lord and follow in obedience! He will protect us from the heat…we will not be burned! And may our leaders come to the same conclusion as King Nebuchadnezzar…God is the MOST HIGH GOD!!
    Thank you Beth for your faithfulness! God uses you to teach me many things…daily!!
    You are loved!

  49. 149
    Dina says:

    thank you for posting this. it is truly a time of change in this great nation. I’m confident that our Heavenly Father is in total control.

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    JayCee says:


    Well said….I will continue to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with my sisters in prayer!

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