Well, here we are – Election 2004 – today. Oh how I wish it would REALLY be over today! Truth is, I’ll be surprised if we aren’t faced with lawsuits and weeks of rumbling before we know who our next Presidential leader will be.
Still, what a great honor we have to choose our leader. I’ve seen lots of articles about what the extent of a Believer’s role in politics should be. One thing I know for sure – the countries in the Bible that had Godly leaders were blessed. I’m also reminded of the parable of the good steward. I’d think that our “vote” is a “talent” that we’d best take advantage of, and cast with confidence and with the clear leading of the Holy Spirit. I hope you’ll do the same today.
I’m not afraid to declare my personal choice. I’m proud to be a supporter of George W. Bush. Not because he’s a Republican – but because I PERSONALLY feel that his views on important issues are more in tune with my own views that I’ve formed by searching the Word of God – not by listening to political pundits. (although I’ve listened to them way too much!) I’ll be disappointed if GW loses, and I’m not quite as confident as some of my friends who think it will be a “decisive victory”.
What is he does lose? I’ll roll up my sleeves and continue to pray for my President. I’ll be a blessing, and walk in love – and not display anger, hatred, or judgment. If this election does not turn out as you would like, I’d encourage you to not get into “judgment” … for our hope and freedom comes from the Lord – not from a political office or party. Granted, having one candidate over another may make things “easier” to advance God’s Kingdom here on the earth – but ultimately, regardless, my prayer is simply “thy Kingdom come – thy Will be done”.
For the Kingdom,