Are you struggling with the vote? I hear this so often, "I'm tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!"
Well, Beloved, being silent, quitting and/or checking out and drawing into ourselves is not the answer. Some Christians have become so insular. We've left the world to itself and lookit...
Then we become more discouraged and more insular and yes, this is coming from a fiction author writing for a Christian publisher.
But the lines have been drawn. Too many publishers don't want the "Christian stuff." If Christian books are shelved with the rest of the books, readers go ballistic. "I didn't know I was going to be forced to read about God."
But originally publishing was done by Christians. The moveable press was invited by a guy who wanted to publish Bibles.
Universities like Harvard and Yale were founded to teach theology and the Bible, to make sure the tenets of the faith.
Now it seems they are quite the opposite. How to destroy the faith.
Hubby and I were talking about the election and I said, "What do you think God is saying? What's on His heart?"
Hubby said something profound, "You know, we're a Republic. Maybe the Lord is leaving it up to us to choose. We get who we vote, or don't vote, for."
A light dawned. America is a Republic, meaning "belonging to the people." Our Fathers dreamed and declared God is our King. So, when we have the opportunity to vote for leaders, it behooves us to choose the best possible men and women.
Christians should not be OUT of politics but in the heart of it. We should not adhere to restrictions on speech such as, "never talk about religion and politics."
No, Beloved, talk about it. Kindly. Informed. With a heart for God rather than ourselves.
Are you struggling to vote for one of the candidates? Don't. Pray. Search the scriptures. And vote.
We have been given a blessed right by the Almighty to align with Him for the leadership of this nation. "Come, let us reason together," He says.
I know many Christians struggle to vote for a Mormon. Frankly, the alternative with his Liberation Theology and Muslim leanings isn't any better.
Study. Don't just guess. Don't just go on the politics you had in the '70s, '80s and '90s, Those days are over! Way over!
More is at stake here than our personal comforts and beliefs.
My friend and fellow author Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven, has been blogging about this election. It's thorough, thought out and well written. Much better than what I'm doing here. So, please, check out his series.
Pray. Vote. Be vigilant for freedom.