I don’t typically delve into political matters in this arena, but tonight I am making an exception. The following is a posting that I made to my facebook page earlier this evening. I am listing it here for the reading pleasure of those who may not have facebook profiles and thusly who don’t have access to this article in that arena.
This piece will speak for itself. With no further ado …
TEN DAYS & COUNTING … THOUGHTS ON ELECTION 2008
In ten days, our country will elect a new President. The media is saturated with polls and opinions, name-calling and mudslinging as never before. The campaigns have been marred by character attacks, veiled threats, blatant lies, and attempts to conceal the truth at levels unprecedented in our nation’s history. Are we listening?
In record numbers, leaders of nations who are hell-bent on destroying the God-given freedoms our forefathers established as our foundation are endorsing a US presidential candidate. Regimes whose declared mission is to unravel the very fabric of America (stained with the blood of hundreds of thousands of men and women throughout our history) – these same regimes are watching like ravenous wolves, drooling over the possibility of a certain man being elected as our next President. Are we paying attention?
The liberal policies regarding everything from abortion to taxation to our military presence in the world that used to be veiled, tip-toed around and NEVER openly admitted are now laid on the table boldly and freely, as we have been slowly desensitized to their origin and the path they will lead us down as a nation. Are we watching?
This is the time to watch, to listen, to pay close attention to what is happening in our country. Don’t be distracted or deceived. Shake off the slumbering spirit that has infiltrated our nation. Open your eyes and ears and see and hear what is going on, what the Lord is saying and doing.
Voting is a three-step process:
1. BE INFORMED. This is your civic responsibility. Know the candidates and their positions on all the issues, not just the ones getting the most media attention. Do your homework. Don’t overlook your local and state candidates and issues. This is where representative government starts – at the local level.
2. PRAY. If you are not sure who to vote for, pray for direction. Once you have settled in your heart how to vote, pray for the candidate and his/her family, for protection and divine guidance. Pray for deception to be exposed, lies revealed and for truth and justice to be the order of the day.
3. VOTE. Don’t be swayed by polls and opinions that your candidate is either too far behind or too far ahead for your vote to count. EVERY VOTE MATTERS!! It has been said that evil can only prosper when good men sit and do nothing.
You have one vote, one chance to let your voice be heard. Use it. Use it wisely. Use it with humility and gratitude for the freedom to do so. Use it with reverence and a sense of responsibility. Use it prayerfully and solemnly. Use it well. You can’t take it back.
shall 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