Friday, May 6, 2016

Trusting God despite the division

The next few month's will be the perfect time to pray for our nation. 
There is great division among both Republicans and Democrats. Those of faith can pray and believe and overcome.
Please do not lower yourself to the vitriol and hatred pushed by the media. Spend time researching each candidate, not listening the the media rhetoric, this is a great time to be a witness to others even if you are in total disagreement with a candidate or the candidate they support.
Jesus supports and reemphasized the commandment to "Love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength" Mark 12:30. We can be an example of that love in this season. 
We are very passionate for or against certain candidates but we must love God with our heart first. 
This season is all about choice and our choices are reflective of the condition of our souls. Believe it or not, God does have a choice here. Leadership is placed by God (Romans 13:1) but He gives us the power to be the light even when the leadership is dark. We have the power through Christ, not the government.
We have the ability to think, reason, imagine and that ability too is given by God. We are expected to make wise decisions and use understanding based on God's Word and the truth not what the media may say (both candidates are being fried by the media). Loving God with our minds means, not panicking but reasoning with wisdom, knowledge, and understanding, the times and the seasons and what we as Christians ought to do.
We have great power in this country. We are given more power because of the freedoms we have, based on the founding principles of this nation, which came from God's Word. One of those powers, is the power to vote, we must not throw that power away, we must research, pray, and then vote based on the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit. This way is part of loving God with all of your strength.
There is hope! Don't be afraid! God does have a plan but being negative, condescending, using the same vitriol, hatred and wicked approach the media uses to gain viewership, will not honor God. People will not see a true representation of Christ in you. When it comes down to it, can't we trust God?