The Election

14 09 2012

We are in the middle of an election season. Political ads, campaign promises, and partisan dialogue fill the airwaves. As we walk through these last weeks before the election, here is a list of ten things you can do as you get ready to vote.

1. Pray. Pray for our country, our government, the candidates, and the voters. 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

2. Accept the challenge to be content no matter how the election goes. Philippians 4:11

3. Examine your priorities as you prepare to vote. Matthew 6:33

4. Determine to be thankful in all things. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

5. Confess your sins, not those of your opponents. 2 Chronicles 7:14

6. Remember what is really important. 1 Timothy 6:17

7. Love your enemies. Pray for your candidate. Pray harder for the other one. Matthew 5:44

8. Make sure that every word you speak is encouraging. Colossians 4:6

9. Have the same attitude as Jesus – even in the voting booth. Philippians 2:5

10. Always remember that God sits on the throne. Isaiah 14:26-27

My Jesus Resolution today is to walk with God through the election process. God wants me to walk into the voting booth with my eyes on Him and my trust grounded firmly in His promises and purpose. He wants me to walk out of the voting booth understanding that He is in control. He promises to work in the challenges of my citizenship here even as He reminds me that this world is not my home. As I think, pray, decide, and determine who will receive my vote, I resolve to let God direct my attitudes, align my priorities, define my perspective, and control my actions. Ultimately, the most important thing is not who is in the White House. The most important thing is – did I look like Jesus through the process?



9 responses

14 09 2012
Aimee Ping

This is so very true and good.

14 09 2012
Oleta Coleman

Casandra — Once again you hit the nail on the head and me on my toes! Have been trying to keep things in perspective and remember that God is indeed control — have found that is hard when inundated by all the verbiage that so continually surrounds us. Will strive to be more successful in “tuning out” those things that are distructive to my faith and not be an unwitting conduit to some of the more demoralizing things that come down the pike. Thanks for putting the spotlight back where it needs to go — back on Jesus.

17 09 2012
Uvonne Dewberry

Thanks for reminding us of these things. I’m making a copy of them to send to my friends.

14 09 2012
Terri Arnett

Thank you for putting this in perspective. God is in control on all things.

15 09 2012

Love it! Thanks!!

22 09 2012
Anola Bassaro

I would love to print this in our Church bulletin….with your permission, of course, and with your name as author. I do the bulletins at Shadyside Church of Christ, Shadyside, Ohio 43947. Will you allow me to use it? Please? Please? Pretty Please?

24 09 2012
Casandra Martin

Permission granted. Enjoy your blessings today, Anola!

24 09 2012
Anola Bassaro

Oh, Thank You! This is perfect for what we have been studying on Wednesday evenings!

25 09 2012

This is a wonderful article! i just had to share it on Facebook!! Thanks!

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