Monday, November 5, 2012

Do The Right Thing... Vote!

Democrate, Republican, Libertarian, whatever...

Tomorrow (Tuesday) is election day.  I want to urge you to vote.  Make your voice known.  I'm not going to tell you who to vote for.  I just hope you vote your convictions.  As for my vote, I judge all candidates by how they line up with my Holy scriptures... period.

Now, if you're anything like me, all this campaigning and prognostications by both ends of the spectrum of the media has me, well,  a bit anxious!  I had to take a vacation from the news for a few days, because quite honestly, I thought they were all going to give me a heart attack, or at the very least sick.   No kidding.  I was making myself sick.  Never before had I been affected this way.   Then, I read a facebook post by Kay Arthur (I love her, by the way) and this blessed my anxious heart.  I'm quoting the post here so, if you're like me this year, it may be of a blessing to you also, because God did not give us the spirit of fear:


"I got up this morning feeling anxious. Like you, I have prayed and prayed for America and for our return to God, our future as a nation. I have been all over the Bible from Genesis 18:22 -33 pleading as Abraham plead for Sodom and Gomorrah - to Luke 18 (which I’m writing a course on) and the persistent widow. THEN THIS MORNING it all turned to peace and praise. I've petitioned and petitioned a
s He tells us, reminding Him of His character, power and promises, and all the petitions we've made for years before His throne. 

It’s enough! I don’t know what is going to happen but I know my God and I rest in His Sovereignty! 

The tightness, the angst is gone. Peace and joy fill my heart. I’ve been in Isaiah for several days…try it – go from Isaiah 40-45 and highlight all God tells you about Himself. Look at the end of Isaiah 44 and move into 45 – where God tells about a king, Cyrus, that doesn’t even know God, a king God will put on the throne of Media/Persia who will in about 150 years become His instrument to restore Israel to the land! 

Join me, precious faces, in worshiping, bowing before the Sovereign God who promises you Romans 8:28-33…

I love you…. Kay"

 
I'd like to add a scripture that has meant a lot to me also.   It's Proverbs 16:33

Love you all, Big Bird haters and lovers alike.

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for this wonderful post:) I think the tv ads are driving me crazy. The play them back to back all day long. Whatever the outcome of the election. I will post my vote and be glad when the day is over. God Bless us all in the USA.

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment! It is so easy to forget that our great God is on the throne when we're being bombarded by negativity, isn't it? I had to pray for forgiveness in not trusting...

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  2. This is a wonderful post! This election has affected me like none other. I too have been plagued by fear and anxiety, but I know a good God that has a great plan. He is just and honest and fair. I know that He isn't in Heaven stressing the elections or scratching his head trying to figure out his next move. He already has it all figured out so I will rest in His peace. I believe God's mercy will endure. God bless you and God bless our great country.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment (love your name by the way!) Yes, I forgot for a while about the plans He has for my life, and they're not to "hurt me". :) You are so right, nothing takes our Lord by surprise. He is sovereign.

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  3. Amen!! Love your post today! I'm a new follower (of your blog ;)), but reading this post, I'm here to stay! :) Daniel's prayer before the Lord for the nation Israel has been on my mind and heart for many weeks now, contemplating the outcome of today. The Lord is on His throne, and He has a purpose and a plan, all the goodness and the power to bring it about. Yes, we may well suffer "for a short while" as Peter says, but we can trust Him!

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  4. Hey there Cheryl! Welcome to SweetJeanette!! Glad to have you here, my new friend. What a great reference, about Daniel's prayer! Thank you for leaving your sweet comment, and don't be a stranger here! :)

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  5. Thanks for reminding me. I also had to take a break from the news. I'm not sure I want to watch the coverage tonight either. How great is our God. Linda

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    1. Linda, you are so right. Our God is a great God...and in control. I love this pic that's been on facebook, it says "whoever is present, Jesus is still King". Kinda puts it all into perspective, doesn't it? :) Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment!

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  6. Well, I did vote, if I was not sick before the election, I am now...I had a little chat with God, I will just trust him that there is something to be learned. Let me know if you do the next Fancy Flea, I think it is in April?

    Carol

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