Nor because I'm a news junky. I'm not. But when I read the Bible, I see politics.
I see Jesus as a returning King to judge the nations.
I see verses like, "If My people who are called by my name humble themselves and prayer... I will heal their land."
God, healing a nation, IF His people pray? Sounds political.
As a Believer, I can't ignore the political landscape of my country. If I hide myself away and pretend all is well, surrendering my partnership with Jesus for His kingdom to come on earth as it is in heaven, then I'm ignoring my calling and right as a co-heir.
So, my first action is to pray. For our nation. For our president and our leaders. For my state and my county.
Second, I stand for Biblical values. I ask for wisdom to understand what the Word teaches me and how it should look in the society I live in.
I strive to think critically. I've been moved by ideas, speeches and leaders only to discover no substance behind the person or the promise.
Asking questions. Looking deeper. So critical in politics.
Too often we just vote the party line. Vote our traditions. But as Believers, we must be transformed by the Word we read. By the Holy Spirit. We must vote and stand according to the truth of God's Word.
How are you voting next month? By your own standards or God's? I'm praying about the vote -- mine and this nations.
I want to remain, "One nation under God." We've a lot to fix. A lot of unity to restore. But with God as our King, it's possible.
Don't sit this one out. Pray. Vote. Be a voice.