Do Your Dare? A Scary Political Challenge

This is going to be difficult for me but I think I’m up to the challenge. Understand, I am a wise woman of strong opinions. :-) After all, when I’m right, I’m right, right? ;-) So many people seem to be in a quandary as to voting this year.  Personally, I’ve just about tuned out the entire horse race.  Yet within me is the conviction that vote I must. My forefathers, brave men like John Hancock and George Washington and James Madison risked swinging from a gallows so that I might have the privilege.

What to do? America’s political lines seem drawn and imbedded in steel.  Hate and disgust oozes from both sides of the spectrum. At this point, will anyone be shaken from their granite beliefs?  Surely not me!  Not when I am so right! :-)

I read Proverbs 3: 5-7 for my worship this morning and my heart was heavy. I already pray for ‘my candidate’ every day like I would for my favorite baseball team to win. (Go Yankees!)  But that’s not what the verse says.  Read it for yourself: Vs. 5–Trust in the Lord with all your heart. (I can do that–I think.) Vs. 6–In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. (OK, I think I trust Him enough to direct my path, but my vote too?)  7–Do not be wise in your own eyes, fear the Lord and shun evil.

So here’s the challenge: 1. Go to the Source of Wisdom. 2. Ask God to remove your prejudices, your anger, your frustrations from your heart.  3. With prayer and thanksgiving trust that the Holy Spirit will guide you just as He promises to do, to reveal to you the way you should vote in November.  (Whenever you hear evil about either candidate, give thanks to God for them–be specific.  You deserve the peace that coms from living in a bubble of gratitude.)

And then, my brother, my sister, sit back, relax, and trust that He will keep His Word.   It’s scary, isn’t it?  So who will take my challenge?  Do you dare? I will, if you will.

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