Monday, November 03, 2008

Yes, your vote counts....but with who?

I have to admit, I know very little about the election tomorrow. I don't even know enough to speak about it with anyone. Makes me feel a little dumb on the side of the worldly issues right now. But I know enough to make a decision to vote, and that is what I will do.

It doesn't really matter though. No matter what my vote is, with God, the answer will be a "yes". God has known this day and this election long before we were at this point and guess what, He already knows the outcome too. So does it matter who will win and who will lose? Well, yes. It will matter to everyone.
But, no matter how much some campaign, and how many sacrificed their time, and how many prayed many hours over and over, will the outcome still be worth it? YES!

What God wants us to do is Praise Him! Weather we are happy or not. We still give him all the praise and glory as He knows what lies ahead of us. Some people will be sad and disappointed and some will be rejoicing.
What does it mean when we sing these words:
I will worship, with all of my heart
I will praise you, with all of my strength
I will seek you, all of my days
I will follow, all of your ways

I will bow down, and I'll hail you as king
I will serve you, I will give you everything
I will lift up my eyes to your throne
I will trust you, I will trust you alone

I will give you all my worship
I will give you all my praise
You alone I long to worship
You alone are worthy of my praise

And we sing songs like: "That's why we praise Him" "I surrender all" "Be still & know" "Peace perfect Peace" "It is Well" "Still"

If you read in Lamentations 3 you will find that with everything Jeremiah had to go through, he still Praised God!!! We should always worship Him and give Him the praise and have enough faith and's all a yes! It has to be! It's by HIS design!

It doesn't matter if we can't change the vote. Or if we don't get our way. Or if the right person isn't elected. Or if the world falls apart. What God wants is all of us, and all of our praise! We can't expect to see change in the world, unless we are willing to change OUR focus and the only place that matters, is with God. We should be singing songs of praise to Him and being thankful for what He is going to do with this nation.

We've been learning "Mighty to Save" and if we really believe that he can move a mountain, then we will know whatever the outcome, it is a Yes! We must learn to live through an election by Faith! "Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. 2 Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation." (Hebrews 11:1-2)

Do yourselves a favor and meditate on God and His word and trust in Him as it says in Psalm 119 & 143.

I'm going to vote for sure tomorrow! But my first vote, will always be with Him!!! Anything else....doesn't really matter! He'll take care of it! And He'll take care of me!


Chad said...

I know who I am voting for...
How are you voting on the "fix our streets"?

Linda L said...

I'm voting for the "two for two" not because I WANT to pay higher sales/property taxes, but because that's probably the only way the work will get done. Unfortunately, our past city leaders have not done a good job of maintaining our streets (sounds kinda like our economy, huh?) and now WE are having to PAY the price. Another bailout to a problem that should never have been allowed to go on for so long.

Lindsay said...

Amen! Thank you for having such complete faith and trust in God, especially in this time when so many are afraid and worrying. His light shines to the world through you!