March 12, 2020 | IFA Staff
Chances are if you watched any of the impeachment coverage, you saw Rep. Mark Meadows commenting on behalf of the House Republicans. As CBN describes, “Congressman Mark Meadows looks so unassuming: a mild-mannered evangelical congressman from North Carolina who’s been married to the same woman for nearly 40 years. But looks can be deceiving because Mark Meadows is a major power player in Washington.”
Meadows led the Freedom Caucus, a group of more than 30 conservatives in the U.S. House of Representatives who can make or break a president’s agenda. They have brought conservatism into the mainstream of the GOP, and are the movers and shakers in Congress–even in the minority.
Now, Meadows has been tapped to replace Mick Mulvaney as the White House Chief of Staff and the President’s right-hand man. His role as Freedom Caucus strategist and leader just may have prepared him for a larger role in Washington.
When asked about the pressure of D.C. politics and dealing with the encompassing animosity, Meadows cites his Christian faith as an anchor.
“When you have faith in your Lord, when you have the backings of thousands of friends, it does your heart good,” Meadows tells those in his congressional district, where he enjoys a high favorable rating.
Meadows tries to draw closer to the Lord every day. “I have a quiet time every morning so I’m in the scriptures on a daily basis,” Meadows said.
At a time when he was dealing with a long negotiation on an issue in the House, he sought the Lord for patience. Coincidentally, that was the exact topic that popped up in Bible study at the time.
“Patience is not a virtue that comes easily to me, but it’s to be to able to wait upon the Lord,” Meadows told CBN News. “As I see that it has been reminded over and over and over again and it’s been confirmed over a dozen different places whether it’s in scripture or by other people sharing encouraging thoughts that’s where it’s been,” he continued.
Meadows has a desire not only to be effective in his role, and to withstand the media pressure that comes with the job, but also to represent Christ and his character as well.
“What I hope that I’ve been able to portray is a real humble spirit in everything that I do because this is not about me; it’s not about the Freedom Caucus. It’s about the people of this great country that God has blessed,” Meadows says.
Join us in praying for Rep. Mark Meadows, who is currently voluntarily quarantined, and will be starting his new role in the West Wing. May God use him as an encouragement to the President, a voice for biblical values, and a faithful servant of Christ in the Oval Office.
(Kris Kubal is IFA Director of Strategic Resources and Engagement.)