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January 29, 2020

Who is the Most Influential Person in the Capitol?

"Who is the most influential person in the capitol? The governor? Senate president? Speaker of the House? A well-known successful lobbyist? In the world’s thinking you rise to such positions of power and influence through strength, power, ability, self-assurance and aggressiveness. However, Jesus makes a striking statement when He proclaims it is the meek who shall inherit the earth. This is in stark contrast to what the world says brings achievement. Jesus taught us that it is the meek – those who are humble and gentle – who will find true happiness and success.

"Who is truly the most influential person in the capitol? It is someone influencing others for Christ and for eternity. It could be a legislator or leader. However, it may well be some “unknown” staffer or worker meekly seeking to serve Christ and others and make a difference for God’s kingdom."

This is the topic of this week's Bible study in the West Virginia statehouse, "Meekness or Weakness in the Capitol".

As the regular legislative session moves on, floor sessions go longer, meetings run into the evenings, and life becomes more hectic. It becomes difficult for leaders, lobbyists, and staff alike to take part in our meetings. Please pray that as we distribute our Bible studies and spend time in person seeking to minster to and serve that the Lord will continue to use our ministry to make an impact and have eternal influence in the West Virginia state capitol.

Tim Pauley

Capitol Commission West Virginia