Preparing for God’s Marching Orders Once the Election is Over
IT’S NEWS TO ME
SETTING OUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE
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With so many of our thoughts focused on the presidential race, I would like you to think about this article. Chances are that you were unaware of this. In the eyes of the world, it was not newsworthy. Time will tell how significant it really was, but to Christians who love America it should be profound.
The lack of news coverage regarding this event made me stop and consider how I have been guilty of the same thing. What is important to God isn’t always important to us. I thought about how much time I have spent praying for this nation and its leaders versus the time I have spent praying for revival and the spiritual state of our nation.
It reminded me to make sure I was keeping the main thing the main thing and to try to view everything through God’s instead of my own. Having to choose between Hillary Clinton and Donald certainly makes this exercise more difficult since the stakes are so high. Chances are pretty good that you hate one or both of them and are frightened by the thought of one (or either of them) becoming President.
Now consider what you are likely to do if the one you hate the most wins. Will it have any effect on your spiritual life (including your prayer life)? What if your candidate wins? My point is this: Since we know that God is sovereign over it all, why should the election outcome have any effect at all on our spiritual life?
Granted, our freedom to live out our faith may quickly fade, but if our intimacy with our Lord is as it should be, we will be up to the challenge. I am writing this as much for me as for you since the thought of another Clinton in the White House really scares me. Polls indicate that Trump is gaining, but it’s going to be close and voter fraud could influence the outcome.
If Hillary wins, I know my prayer life will change regardless of how stable I think my faith is. If Trump wins, I’m not sure my response will be. I hope I don’t take my foot off the gas, breathe a sigh of relief, and maintain the status quo. God is clearly shaking things up in the land of the free and I want to join Him in what He is doing instead of working against His perfect plans.
The book of Ecclesiastes teaches some lessons that we desperately need in our quest for wisdom at this crucial time. One such lesson is that wisdom is not knowing why God is doing what He is doing, but knowing how to respond. Once the election is over, let’s ask God, “What do we do now?” If we seek His wisdom on this, regardless of who wins, I believe we will receive our answer. The ball will then be in our court. Will we love Him enough to obey?
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