Election Day

Today is Election Day. This has a been a hard election. There has been such a divide in the country. Angry words have flown back and forth. Americans on both sides, passionate about their beliefs have fought hard. Did you remember to vote today?

 

If you are like me, no matter what the outcome is today, you are probably relieved that it is almost over! And, just writing about the election, the anxious knot in my stomach is returning.

I am so glad that I do not have to worry. I do not have to fear. God already knows the outcome. He is not anxious. He is not worried. He is "working all things together for good."

"Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are His. He changes times and seasons; He sets up kings and deposes them."
Daniel 2:20-21

 

God lifts up rulers and removes rulers. Our hope is not in the king or the next president, but our hope is in God, the maker of Heaven and Earth!

As my good friend, Michelle reminded me, "He is Sovereign. He reigns."

AMEN!

But, what SHOULD I do?

Voting, like every other aspect of our Christian lives should be submitted under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. We should ask Him, "Lord, how would You have me vote?"

Not on the economy.

Not on the programs.

Not on speeches.

Lord, how would YOU have ME vote?

And, we NEED to pray!

We need to pray for our leaders.

Pray for the current President.

Pray for the next President.

Pray for the Congress.

Pray for the Supreme Court.

Pray for State Representatives.

Pray for local Representatives.

Pray that God would lead them and guide them and pour out HIS wisdom on them.

Pray for the election.

Pray NOT that God would elect who WE want, but that WE would elect who God wants. Pray that we would be sensitive the leading of the Holy Spirit when we make the choice. Pray that God's will be done in this United States of America. If you do not live in America, please pray for our country as we elect our next leaders.

 

"If my people who are called by my name would humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14

 

Father, we cry out to You! Thank You God that You love us and hear us and forgive us. Heal our country, Lord. We lift up our leaders to You, asking for Your wisdom and guidance. We lift up this election to You, Lord, knowing that You are over it all. You will raise up the leaders according to Your plan and purpose. Thank You, Lord, that we rest in You. You are Sovereign. You do reign. In Jesus' Name we pray. Amen.

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Tracy Berta

I am a wife to the most wonderful man and mother of five amazing children. Life at our house can be loud and crazy, but, oh, so wonderful and full of love. My favorite past time with my kids is “snuggle time” (and the best snuggle time is naptime!) I am totally in love with the Lord! I love spending time with Him and in His Word. I am so thankful that He has rescued me from myself, set me free from bondage, and made me a new creation in Him! I believe in the power of His amazing grace. My heart’s cry is to encourage women to seek a more intimate relationship with the Lord through prayer, reading His Word, and walking as free women in His glorious Light. My passion is to inspire women to pursue an authentic, passionate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ through a writing, speaking and teaching ministry. My hope is that women are not satisfied with a life of mediocrity and defeat, but that they live abundant, transformed, and joy-filled lives. “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19 You can find Tracy at her personal blog “Thirsty for Him“.

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8 Comments

  1. Beautifully, and truthfully said my friend.

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  2. Amen. Praying (and planning on voting!)

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  3. Amen and amen. I copied your post and have been emailing it around. What a great reminder!

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  4. praying and at peeace. God will use this, i agree. He is on the throne. i listened to an awesome audio on the principles of voting by r c sproul yesterday. great insight. here’s the link and keep on praying even after today! it is the MOST important thing we do each day!

    http://www.ligonier.org/blog/2008/10/principles-for-voting-audio.html

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  5. Excellent post – I’m linking to it from my blog today.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Our God reigns!

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  6. praying for revival and healing in our land. Great post.

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  7. Bless you for this post.

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  8. Thank you for the wonderful perspective, Tracy.  Your words gave me comfort and peace on this trying day.  God Bless : )

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