I speak of this today since in only two days, we Americans go to the polls to elect a President for four years. And since so many of us have already voted early, the message today is principally for those who have waited to vote. It is important since how we vote determines to a large degree what our life will then look like and whether or not we will be free or under the yoke of Big Government, a blind and bloated entity which seems to seek to control every facet of our lives and will if we let it. So, in order to make the best choice possible consider these questions as a starting point, and then consider the true positions of each candidate, then confer with God to add His wise counsel to your decision. God won't tell you what to do directly, but He will guide you through you own thought to reach the right answer. Here are some of the questions you might ponder and, naturally, you might have many more to consider and feel free to expand to whatever degree you feel comfortable.
Here are some suggested questions:
What are the pros and cons of each candidate based upon what they have said and written in campaign releases, statements and platforms?
What does each say about the Divinity and importance, or lack thereof, for God being in our lives?
When does the life of a child begin and how do the candidates look at that issue?
What does each say regarding the God given freedoms enshrined in our Constitution? Do they accept the Constitution as written as the having the force of law or not?
How do they feel about the sovereignty of our nation and the rights of citizens?
What does that inner self (the Holy Spirit) tell us of these things as we consider them? This is really important, for it get right to the base of our heart and soul.
And there can be as many more as you choose to consider, for these are just designed to get the Spirit within you working.
Take all of these things with you to prayer and first praise God, then ask Him to lead you along the way by helping you discern what is right. He won't let you down.
Dear Lord, American is at a critical turning point right now, and the decision we as a people make as a nation will likely impact generation to come, perhaps even much longer, and I hope you will join me in prayer as I close.
Dear Lord, Thank you for your love and grace and for being here for us in spite or ourselves. And give us the discernment and strength we need to stand for you and your righteousness as we finish voting on Tuesday. Be with our nation and lead us back to you through the candidate that most closely relates to your Word and wishes for your children who are us. Amen.