By now I am sure you are counting down the hours to when your TV won't be telling you how bad a guy is and who to vote for! What will they do with all that freed up air time!?
As I sat and prayed for our country tonight, some different verses came to mind and I thought I would share them with you as you exercise your freedom to vote, even though, if you are like me and think we should all vote in someone who will put into law, immediately effective that they will no longer be allowing political commercials during election season!
~Proverbs 31:8 "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute."
I can tell you what immediately comes to mind, as I read this verse and think about casting a vote in the morning. The unborn.
~1Corinthians 6:12" Everything is permissible for me, but not everything is beneficial". Yeah, big tax breaks and bailouts and stimulus packages and tax credits, may be our main drive in voting for who we vote for, but is that really beneficial? Should we maybe put our morals ahead of what we can gain from whomever takes seat at our capital and promises lower taxes and free puppies, in order to vote more in line with Proverbs 31:8
~Be very careful, do your research and don't just vote based on the fact that your trying to prove your not going to be swayed by fellow Christians, your parents or media. Remember God puts other believers in our life so that they can gently lead us to his word, where we may be wrong, and as this verse warns, 2 Corinthians 11:14:"And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising then that his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness.Their end will be what their actions deserve." Powerful words! God knows who is doing evil , he has all ready taken care of their end. Lets not be a party to the evil that is choking our country of its religious and faith based founding.
How can we keep from being tricked into believing untruths about who we vote for, or how do we keep our eyes off of what we can gain, and think about what our heavenly father can gain, by the right person in office? 1corinthians 16:13 " Be on guard, stand firm in the faith: be men of courage, be strong." If you are strong in your faith, you will not vote because you are trying to prove that you are strong in yourself! You'll vote because your vote means more than christian rebellion and the good old American attitude of ''Well, I deserve the best!" You'll vote where God prompts your heart, to further his kingdom, because either way, as Jesus tells us in Matthew 22:21 " ...give to Caesar, what is Caesars..."
And why would we trust God to such a big task?! Well, because he is a BIG God! He knows all ready who will be in office, he is in control of everything. Our God loves us and will always be our supply, as much as we think it's from or not from our government.Philippians 4:19"My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Jesus Christ."
And probably my favorite verse, that gives me great peace in this election is this gem:
Phil 4:8"Finally brothers, whatever is TRUE, whatever is NOBLE, whatever is RIGHT, whatever is PURE, whatever is LOVELY, whatever is ADMIRABLE- if anything is EXCELLENT & PRAISEWORTHY- think about such things.Whatever you have LEARNED or RECEIVED or HEARD from me, or seen in me- PUT INTO PRACTICE. And the God of peace will be with you."
How reassuring! Gods peace will be with you. What a blessed thing to think on, as you prayerfully make your decision! You won't have the feeling of pride or proving anything or wondering if you are making the right choice. You will have set your mind on the things of above and have great peace in that! What a mighty God we serve!
And finally, this one I encourage you to read as you spend time with the Lord in prayer about this historical day~
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the devils schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh & blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.