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Monday, December 10, 2018

Today, President Donald Trump will be staying at the White House. His schedule is not fully available at this time, but he is planning to meet with Vice President Mike Pence for a working lunch.

With the announcement that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will be stepping down at the end of the year, the president said, “I am in the process of interviewing some really great people for the position of White House Chief of Staff.” When speaking to the press on Saturday, the president praised Kelly for his service and referred to him as a “great guy.”

At the end of last week, President Trump announced the nomination of William Barr for the position of Attorney General and Heather Nauert to the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Both candidates must now go before the Senate as part of the confirmation process.

In addition, the president also announced his nomination of Chief of Staff of the United States Army General Mark Milley to the position of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The transition would come later next year upon the retirement of Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford at the end of his term as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

As the Lord Leads, pray with us:
  • For God to lead the president and vice president as they meet today.
  • For wisdom for the Senate as they evaluate each of the president’s nominations.
  • For God to guide the president in the selection of officials to fill crucial roles in the government.
"We provide these suggested prayer items to help you intercede for our president and the issues our commander-in-chief faces each day. We trust that you will also pray for all our leaders, asking for God's wisdom and for His will to be done.” – The Presidential Prayer Team

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Vantage Point Devotional - A Daily Life Perspective from God's Word

Kara Tippetts was a married mother of four. She understood the fear and pain of a stage four cancer diagnosis. Yet Kara’s approach to her illness was to rest in the grace of God and to find power in living faithfully moment by moment, squeezing the goodness out of each day.

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.

“We thought my pastor-husband and I would help the broken,” Kara said. “But Jesus planned for us to be the broken. We opened our hands to strength and grasped the weakness handed to us. From the despair, beauty was born. We were invited to dine at the table of those who came with us and salted our every meal with our own tears.” She departed Earth’s boundaries in March 2015 and now sits at the table of the Lord.

The sufferings endured by followers of Christ are neither in vain nor outside of God’s sovereign control. In fact, those who “are called according to his purpose” learn to accept, not resent, pain and persecution because God is with them.

Thank the Lord for the Christian leaders in this nation who are shining examples of God’s faithfulness despite difficult circumstances. Pray that many people would come to embrace Jesus Christ as a result.

Recommended for Further Reading: Romans 8:26-39
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