“For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south. But God is the Judge:
He puts down one and exalts another.” Psalm 75:6-7
Do you believe that? I mean, really? If you do then you might think that what you do does not matter at all. But that could not be farther from the truth.
Here are 3 things you must do on election day:
1. VOTE. If you have not voted already, do it! You might say, “Well if God is in charge, then why does my vote even matter?” Because God works through people, not around people. Especially in a Democratic Republic! Could you imagine being a citizen of a monarch? You would have no say. Whoever is next in the royal line will be your king or queen, period. But in the U.S.A., you have a say! That is powerful.
2. PRAY. God does EVERYTHING through prayer. I know it is an enigma that God is sovereign, and yet we have a part to play. But just like voting, praying is a non-negotiable. Somehow God mixes His sovereignty with our participation. In fact, in one Scripture, God tells us that He is going to bring judgment. But it also says that He did not want to bring judgment. So, what did He do? He looked for someone to pray that it would not happen! Unfortunately, He could not find one, so, against His desire to show mercy, He brought judgment came. How interesting is that? (See Ezekiel 22:30)
3. OBEY. No matter who wins, as a follower of Jesus, you must decide now that you are going to obey your new leader. You do not have to obey him if he is requiring you to do something contrary to the Bible, but otherwise, the Book you claim to follow says clearly that you must obey your civic leaders. And not just obey, but also watch what you say. Freedom of speech does not mean freedom of slander. We must honor God with our actions, attitudes, and words. I know who I want to win, and I want him to win badly. But at the end of the day, we all need to trust God.
This is the finest time for the Church to shine. Are you going to allow yourself to slide into the darkness with the rest of the world, spewing out hate, slander, and violence, or are you going to fulfill your calling to be the salt and light of the world, loving not only your friends but also your enemies?
I encourage you to walk out who you truly are, a child of the King of all the kingdoms of this world.
“Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”