“I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.” 1 Timothy 2:1-2
The presidential election is coming soon! There are a plethora of candidates running for national, state, and local offices as well. Some of you have already cast your ballets. Fantastic!
On the other hand, some of you are not planning to vote at all for various reasons – disappointment, anger, or apathy. I understand your frustration. But I urge you find out what each candidate has done in the past and plans to do if elected. Be informed on the issues and vote! Pray for all those in authority as Paul admonished Timothy in the verses above.
In America we have a unique privilege to elect people who represent our Christian values. We can stand up for religious liberty, the unborn, the family, and freedom of speech, among many others. We are Jesus Christ’s representatives! He said, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.” Let us be the light!
Your one vote does make a difference! Believe it! More importantly, your one life can make a huge difference in someone’s eternity. Believe it! Act accordingly! Know that when Christ’s love motivates you to explain to someone how to have a relationship with God, it is the most important thing you can do for them. Do not let anything keep you on the sidelines when it comes to voting. Most importantly, when it comes to someone’s eternal destiny, be active in sharing the good news in word and deed.
1. Yourself Pray first for yourself to live a holy life to please God and to love others. “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts; and see if there be any hurtful way in me and lead me in the everlasting way.” Psalm 139:23-24
2. Your Church Pray for your fellow Christians to be strong and courageous, to be informed on the issues and to vote. Pray for revival in evangelism. Pray for strong marriages and families.
3. The Elections Ask God to help us elect people with His values. And pray we would continue to trust Him without fear, depression, or anger after the election - no matter who wins. Christ alone is our hope!!!
4. Evangelism Pray for the Holy Spirit to help us not be selfish but to boldly share the gospel instead. Pray for parents to their help their children to know the Lord and be powerful witnesses for Him.
Thank you for your prayers and support!
Steve & Danelle