I have been working on a post about the election for a couple of days now and I still haven’t finished it. I don’t even know if I will finish it, but the election definitely has people talking. One of the things that has bothered me the most is the fear that many Christians are feeling. If we stop and think about fear, we would realize that fear does not come from God. It is an emotion straight from Satan. Mark Matlock from Planetwisdom had an excellent post about this today on his blog. He said it better than I can. Read his entire post here.
I was shocked. While I may have preferred one candidate over another, I’ve never been in fear of either one becoming president. What is shocking most, is that much of this “fear mongering” came from those who would call themselves followers of Christ.
As Christians our confidence lies in the sovereignty of God. We do not need to fear anything or anyone. But rather in humility and grace live our lives respectfully in the world.
How do you think the world will change most? By changing the government or helping others follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ ? Let’s not put our effort into changing the world through government let’s change the world through the hope they might find in the way of Jesus Christ.
To that I would add simply “AMEN!”
Amen! Amen ! Amen!!
I needed to say that but didn't know how!! Thanks Mik!
So true, change brings uncertainty & often fear. We must remember that our God is greater than any man or any problem that arises. It doesn't matter who sits in the presidential office it is our duty as christians to pray for them and pray that God's will be done thru them.
Mark posted a follow-up to this at http://www.planetwisdom.com/marksblog/2008/11/e…
Again, I highly recommend checking it out. I am in full agreement with his thoughts on the election. Neither party truly represents what it means to live in the kingdom of God.