Why Christians Shouldn’t Vote


“I can’t vote for any of them.” How many times have you heard that statement? Or, “I would be voting for the lesser of two evils.” Why should a Christian vote at all if the entire list for an office is worldly, ungodly or corrupt? So many choices for some offices. “I am only one vote. I cannot make a difference. My vote will be staying home. Buried.” If you feel that way you are the last man in the parable.

But he who received the one talent went away and dug a hole in the ground, and hid his master’s money. Matthew 25:18 NASB

United States of America, a Republic (not a democracy) governed BY the people, FOR the people. By His grace you were born here. God has given you something to be a steward of, YOUR VOTE. Are you going to sit on it, effectively burying it as the parable demonstrates?

ROMANS 13:1-3 NASB

1Every person is to be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive
condemnation upon themselves. 3For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;

So when you do not vote, you are in essence disobeying God. He put you in America where the government is by the people… so vote. No excuses. Research. If none or worthy, vote their policies. Vote God’s morality, not candidates.

Why shouldn’t a Christian vote? Only if they don’t want God to have the vote.

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In A Time Such as This


Every child is a soul, immortal. Is 18 yrs and you are done a chore, or a privilege and just the beginning?

If ever there was a time to fill His quiver…

Having your own children, fostering, adopting, and working with children at church… all fill His quiver. Women are needed physically and spiritually to trim the arrows God will use in the future. Fear not for these children. God is in control of life births and deaths. He has a plan for them and you can trust Him. Fill His quiver and do not take a second thought of the world they are brought into. At times such as these we need faithful women trimming arrows for Him.

3 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate. Psalm 127:3-5 NASB

Mother’s Day we celebrate our own mothers, physical and spiritual. Nurturing and teaching children as they grow is a stewardship beyond compare. Are you trimming arrows for His quiver?

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Happy

Mother’s

Day

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Just As I Am*


I am not enough; never have been, never will be. Even though a popular song says I am.

John 6:37 NASB

Everything that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I certainly will not cast out.

If I have no self esteem; then it cannot be low or high. There is no self in Christ. As He was self”less”, so should I be. Losing self is against the world’s viewpoint and against basic human nature. It is a daily battle. My identity is Christ and Christ alone. No adjectives nor pronouns. If there is no “I” or “me”, only Christ, then I am never a stumbling block.

He was ENOUGH. All that I am is Him. I walk, talk and think to glorify Him. I dress blessed, talk blessed and think blessed. The world will not look at me and think non-Christian, unloved, unwanted or undisciplined. I do not roll out of bed and drag myself to church for a blessing or feel-good experience. I go in reverence for worship.

Give Him your all, your real ALL. Your best, that is enough.

*JUST AS I AM - 
Charlotte Elliot 1789-1871 Public Domain.

1 Just as I am, without one plea,
But that Thy blood was shed for me,
And that Thou bid’st me come to Thee,
O Lamb of God, I come! I come!

2 Just as I am, and waiting not
To rid my soul of one dark blot;
To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

3 Just as I am, though tossed about
With many a conflict, many a doubt;
Fightings within, and fears without,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

4 Just as I am, poor, wretched, blind;
Sight, riches, healing of the mind;
Yes, all I need, in Thee to find,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

5 Just as I am, Thou wilt receive,
Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve;
Because Thy promise I believe,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!

6 Just as I am, Thy love unknown
Has broken every barrier down;
Now, to be Thine, yea, Thine alone,
O Lamb of God, I come, I come!
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Why Nag God?


Repeating prayers is for us, not for God. He’s not forgetful, He’s not old. He does not have dementia. He cannot be confused. He can remember even if we just pray it one time; repeating them is for us it helps us but, just because we have only prayed it once does not mean it will not be answered.

Luke 18:1-8 NASB

18 Now He was telling them a parable to show that at all times they ought to pray and not become discouraged,
2 saying, “In a certain city there was a judge who did not fear God and did not respect any person.
3 Now there was a widow in that city, and she kept coming to him, saying, ‘Give me justice against my opponent.’
4 For a while he was unwilling; but later he said to himself, ‘Even though I do not fear God nor respect any person,
5 yet because this widow is bothering me, I will give her justice; otherwise by continually coming she will wear me out.’”
6 And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge said;
7 now, will God not bring about justice for His elect who cry out to Him day and night, and will He delay long for them?
8 I tell you that He will bring about justice for them quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?”

Jesus was saying to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5.) Always live with open communication, your line always open. Walk and talk with God so that any given moment you can listen to His guidance through the Holy Spirit speaking directly to your heart. We can utter a thanks for the beauty of His creation we see or hear. We can utter a request, an urgent plea. We do not have to wait to dial up and be connected. There is no buffering or slow internet speed. Your line is always up and running.

God hears our prayers. It does not matter if they are spoken aloud or in our heart. He answers immediately. God has no time. It is answered. We wait in our time for the answer. The answer shows up in time, on time, according to His plan. Many times the answer is to wait upon Him and His plan to unfold. Many times we do not like the answer and refuse to see it. we keep praying for the answer we want, not His will.

14 This is the confidence which we have [a]before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.

1 John 5:14-15 NASB

In His will, not ours. To simply end with, “The will be done” will not help. We have to really have our heart open for God’s will and pray according to His will.

Are you willing for His will to be done?

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Spilt, but STILL


Isaiah 64:8 NASB But now, LORD, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter, And all of us are the work of Your hand.

Your world might be collapsing and you feel crushed and broken.

James 1:2-4 HCSB 2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.

COMPLETE work. If there is still a piece of you not yielding to His potter’s hands, you will be broken and reshaped, molded into His image.

God uses broken vessels, not perfect. The world sees people as perfect and good.

Broken? Let His light shine through your brokenness.

Romans 3:10 NASB As it is written: “There is no righteous Person, not even one;

Philippians 2:17 NASB

But even if I am being poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I rejoice and share my joy with you all.

When your world crumbles and shatters you, God is STILL here. He is STILL on His throne. He is STILL in control. He STIlLL loves you. He STILL cares. He STILL has a specific and perfect plan for you. You can STILL trust Him.

If you truly are His, truly His servant, you are willing to be broken, reshaped on His potter’s wheel. You might be scarred, chipped, leak; not perfect yet whole…. STILL usable.

Broken pots spill more water

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