Election Time


It’s easy to get swept us in the hoopla surrounding elections isn’t it?  We live in a fast paced society that is characterized by 10 second sound bites and partial truths (which we don’t recognize as borderline lies because we move so quickly that we don’t have time to figure out the facts - we just accept them as presented).

Lots of times we’re like the Israelites just before they crossed into the Promised Land.  They had been wandering around in the wilderness for 40 years, and there they sat on the brink of a new day - of a new way of life.  They were in such a hurry to get to Canaan that they forgot about something.  Hmmm...what could it have been?  GOD!

Many of us make decisions in such a hurry that we don’t take time to search out reliable information to base our decisions on.  Then we end up making poor choices.

We have to remember to ask someone about our decisions before we make the choice.  But who do we ask?  Well, who did Joshua make sure that the Israelites listened to?  God!

Before we go into that voting booth we need to pray.  We need to ask for God’s guidance.  Seeking God’s voice, and then listening to it, will remind us that it’s not our political party, nor our nation, nor ourselves that is the central figure on God’s stage - God is. 

The only thing that matters is what God wants.  His will is perfect and his knowledge is Truth.  If we rely on men and women who are centered on God to be our leaders here on earth, and if we remember to make God the ultimate leader of our lives, great things will be accomplished in our midst.  If we place ourselves in positions of service to God he will use us for great things.  

I invite you to enter into a season of prayer prior to voting in this year’s election.  Lift every aspect of this endeavor to God.  Lift the name of every candidate to the throne of heaven.  Pray how the Spirit leads you.  If you need help getting started, maybe use the following as a beginning point:

Lord God, as the election approaches, help me to better understand the issues and concerns that confront our city/state/country; and, help me appreciate how the Gospel compels me to respond as a faithful citizen in our community.

The Election is November 3.  Whether you vote early, or wait until Election day, pray and then vote.  May God bless you and our country as you do both.

Grace and peace,

Pastor Ross

Last Published: October 14, 2020 8:12 PM
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