Christian Guide to Election 2016

 

I don’t even need to say it: This has been the craziest election year EVER! #Jesuscomesoon

I’m a person that tends to steer completely away of politics (this is my one and only post you’ll see about politics this election season) but in the Bible Paul tells us to:

“Pray for kings and everyone who is in authority so that we can live a quiet and peaceful life in complete godliness and dignity” – 2 Timothy 2:2

Knowing this… it might be a good time to pray, huh?

Here are a few thoughts to keep in mind this crazy election season:

  • Pray for our future president.

It may be easier said than done, but regardless of our party, opinions, and who gets elected… Paul urges us to pray for them. Pray for wisdom that comes from God not themselves. Pray for strength, I personally can’t imagine a harder job than being the president. Pray that God’s will would be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Whether it’s Hillary or Trump, pray for our future president! (Note: Paul, the guy who wrote the verses above, was thrown in jail by the very government that he was telling people to pray for.)

”Whether it’s Hillary or Trump, pray for our future president.”

  • Jesus is in control.

In times of change and uncertainty, people seem to look upward. Because it’s clearer than ever that neither candidate is Jesus, what better time for others (and ourselves) to put our hope in Jesus. Truth be told, hope isn’t found in the government or a president. When it comes down to it, neither has much control over anything. The Good News: we serve a God that spoke and the heavens were made. A God who sets the boundaries for the ocean. (Psalm 33:6-7) This election doesn’t have God stressed or concerned about the future whatsoever. We shouldn’t be either.

”This election doesn’t have God stressed or concerned about the future whatsoever. We shouldn’t be either.”

  • Don’t be crazy!

Politics seem to bring out the absolute worst in people! One scroll through Facebook has you wanting to strangle your coworker and disown your uncle. In case we forgot, it is possible to disagree with others while still showing kindness (Free advice: Do it in person not online!) If we follow Jesus… no matter how passionate we are about a certain candidate or party, our lives should be filled with: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

 

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8 Comments on "Christian Guide to Election 2016"

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Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year 29 days ago

Love it.

Kimberly
Kimberly
1 year 29 days ago

Thank you for the reminder of our precious King Jesus who has and always will be in control!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year 29 days ago

Great post! And reminder. Perfect timing to read these words!

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year 29 days ago
I was listening to KNWC yesterday morning, on the way to work. The conversation was very interesting. The guest on the show, I didn’t catch his name, was talking about the Presidential candidates. He mentioned that God uses non-Christian leaders for his purposes. He talked about how Trump may not be the ideal candidate, a true Christian. However, he talked about a king in the book of Isaiah, I didn’t catch the name of the king, and how God used him even though he wasn’t a Christian. He was clearly a Trump supporter and I agree with him wholeheartedly!
Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year 28 days ago

Thank you.

Sheryl
Sheryl
1 year 28 days ago

“He changes times and seasons;
he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to the discerning.
22 He reveals deep and hidden things;
he knows what lies in darkness,
and light dwells with him.” Daniel 2:21-22

Michaele Bonenberger
Michaele Bonenberger
1 year 23 days ago

God is always in control, whether we recognize it or not! He is already at Nov. 9th–can you believe it? Following Him is the best way we can serve. So, be open to where he leads and remember it is always easier to take the first step than to continue on the path. Don’t let Satan use the election to pull us away from our walk with God!

Amy
1 year 15 days ago

Yes! Great reminder in a time of chaos when Satan uses every opportunity to divide God’s people.

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