November 5, 2012

Matthew 7:24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”

Tuesday is Election Day. I have heard a few words of advice through my life concerning voting. One saying was “vote your pocketbook” that is, vote for the ones who will make your economic life better. Another was “vote your conscience” that being, vote for the ones you feel most align with your values. I’d like to throw out another variation on this theme; “vote your prayers.” To tie this in with the above verse, many people feel like the last decade or so has been one of storms for countless individuals and our country (world?). Both major parties have had power in that time and both spin their successes and the others failures. We are privileged to have the opportunity to have a say in our government. We are even more privileged to have a God who is greater than any political or cultural storm we may encounter. Make voting a spiritual experience this year. Vote believing that the hand of God is active whatever the results of the election. Vote based on what you believe will be most honoring to God. The most important part of this election may be the personal challenge of looking to God (hearing these words of mine) and acting on them (putting them into practice). Vote prayerfully. Vote humbly. Vote.


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