Written & Published by Lolita Buck
I've always been told there are three things you should never discuss. Religion, money, & politics. So how ironic is it that in light of mid-term elections tomorrow I'm doing a post today that will blend the two? My love for God is always on display, but let me say this. Flip the coin heads or tails it's God; roll the dice odd or even it's God; democrat or republican it's God; libereral or conservative it's God; when it all boils down to it, it is God who is running the show. I'd give my vote to God on any day of the week. He is the "who" & the "what" that this country, is founded upon. I figured since we've been bombarded with all things politics these last few months why not give respect to the real Commander in Chief my Lord & Saviour Jesus Christ!
Not that I'm implying which political party Jesus would have been associated with today had he lived in this era. But he certainly was for the people. So I'm kind of leaning towards democrat. But that's neither here nor there because that's not what this post is about. Today I'd like to focus on God's love & the fact that he is the way, the truth, & the life. Bottom line he is the only hope we have to bring peace back to our nation.
Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
"But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness."
We've somehow gotten extremely complacent & lackluster about the importance of God & the role he plays in the sustainability of our nation. I do believe our votes count for something. However, they don't trump God's mighty hand & our ability to trust him to govern the world. It is only when we go back to the basics, meaning understanding the necessity of God in our lives that we can begin the healing process that this nation so desperately needs. He is very clear in his word that if we humble ourselves, turn from our evil ways, & seek him he will heal our land.
2 Chronicles 7:14
"If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land."
I think the signifance of voting especially in the African American community is mainly because it's such a privilege today as so many of our ancestors weren't given the opportunity to do so. It's definitely a way for our voices to be heard. But also our spiritual ears need to be in sync with God's voice so that he can guide us regardless of who's in office. And that's where we've dropped the ball in my opinion.
No doubt about it, this is one of the strangest times in politics that I've ever witnessed. But the God that I serve is the same yesterday, today, & forever. That simply means that his love is unchanging regardless of the times that we're living in.
Voting is significant if we want to change political climate, but trusting God is essential in determining the direction that this country is headed in. So although the two rarely mix these days God & politics, that is. I'll put my money on God any time because I believe deep down in my heart that he knows what's best for our country. Last but certainly not least, I'd like to pay homage to our ancestors who paved the way for each of us to have the opportunity to vote. On some level they each have allowed us to have a voice in this time & space.
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude