For the sake of our country’s future, We Need YOU to Vote!
For those of us who live in America and have the great privilege of participating in choosing who will be our commander and chief for the next four years, I sincerely hope you are prepared and planning to vote today! Now that Alan and I are both over 65, we get our ballots in the mail and have already sent them back in. I’ve heard many people saying they didn’t want to vote because they don’t like either candidate…that one is “publicly repulsive and the other is privately repulsive.” But, please appreciate the privilege and vote!!
For whom? Well, I don’t think it can be based on integrity this round. As I’ve been studying and thinking over the past months, I’ve found myself totally unable to approve either of the candidates based on their character or integrity (which has been a conundrum for the large majority of Americans). I agree whole-heartedly with one of my blog followers, who says she wants to vote “Pro-life, Pro-freedom, Pro-truth and Pro-Christ.” Amen, Sister. That still doesn’t make it crystal clear to me. Trump is clearly pro-life and promises to nominate justices who believe in a literal interpretation of the constitution as originally intended, which I consider “pro-freedom.” However, I’m still gravely worried about how honest or Christian he is, and whether or not he has the wisdom and self-control to keep us out of any unnecessary war.
One morning as I was meditating on scripture and praying about the election, it occurred to me that what I really needed was the ability to see into the future. I have a pretty good idea of what Clinton would be like as president, and I fear she will lead our country into further moral and economic ruin, but to me Trump is a wild card. He could turn out to be a Reagan type who reinvigorates our economy and becomes an able leader despite his anti-illustrious past, or he could make our national reputation completely odious to the world and plunge us into war. What would really happen?
I thought to myself…”Isn’t that why you pray? To seek wisdom and help from the One who knows all things…including the future?” So, I stopped being anxious and started praying for God to guide me by His wisdom to make the best choice. Ultimately, that’s how I make personal decisions all the time: pray for wisdom, study, seek counsel, and pray more until I feel peace. How in the world did I get sidetracked into imagining I had to “figure this all out” with my own ultra-limited brain? God knows all things, and He can give me an answer of peace. So, that’s what I did, and I am at peace!
I believe if you ask Him, He’ll do the same for you! Also, let’s continue to pray for one another, and for our nation, especially during this critical time of election.
“Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual. But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he that is spiritual judgeth all things, yet he himself is judged of no man” (1 Corinthians 2:13-15).