We are called to be in this world for a time, and while we are, our responsibility is to love and honor our fellow humans, showing off the love of Jesus through the way we live. This is why I implore my sisters in faith, to vote this November with a heart surrendered to Christ alone.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable.Romans 12:2 ESV
In the past I have not cared for politics, and to be honest it’s still not my cup of tea. However, if there is one thing I have learned and taken for granted it’s the importance of understanding what I’m voting for. I’m not going to tell you what to vote, but I am recommending how you should go about it.
In a time when it our differences seem more numerous than our similarities, let us not forget whose we are and where we are going. Do not be discouraged or distracted by the things that the enemy rejoices in. Know this: his time is surely coming to an end.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ.Galatians 1:10 ESV
There are many non-partisan websites out there that are designed to help easily locate the politicians, stances, and issues that are up for vote. Two that I have found particularly helpful are: votesmart.org and vote411.org. The reason I trust the information on these sites is that they only share facts and refuse funding from any political or special interest groups. This means that none of the information has a chance of being tainted by money changing hands under the table.
The Bible says that our hearts are not infallible (Jeremiah 17:19). Sometimes we can be gravely wrong. Don’t assume your opinion is necessarily in line with God’s. Sometimes it will line up, but sometumes it will be swayed by changing feelings. Be diligent to tease out any opinion that is outside of God’s word. We cannot vote righteously if we do not know what the word of God says. If your heart is on that track, you will not go wrong. If you are honestly seeking to honor God in your vote, you will.
Voting is a chance to let our character as a nation shine through. Regardless of the outcome, we, as dual citizens of heaven and earth will have the satisfaction of sharing our saltiness with the rest of the country.