Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Election Day Encouragement

It's election Day here in the USA. During this campaign season, negativity grew like a brontosaurus on steroids.

Despite the mud-slinging mayhem, we still have an amazing opportunity.

We get to vote.

Yep, we have the incredible privilege of voicing our opinions through the ballot box.

And wherever we stand on an issue, whichever candidates we endorse, people are not our enemy.

"For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places." Eph 6:12

What should we do if a rabid wolverine would be a better choice than the elected candidate?

We pray for them.

"Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity." 1Tim 2:2
God isn't pacing around his throne room muttering, 
"Holy smoke, I didn't see that coming! Oh snap, what now?"

God isn't moved.
God isn't worried.
God is love.

Our options: 
A) Fuss, fret, and fume over the election.
B) Draw closer to the Lord, and show His love to others.

“Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:15-16

In these dark times, let's blaze God's brilliant light across this land, and across this world.

Whatever the election outcome, we can hold fast to Jesus words, 

"I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.  
But take heart, because I have overcome the world." John 16:33 NLT

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