I just wanted to mention a few things today. First this is Memorial Day and if I was back in Iowa(as I was last year) the cemetery would be decorated and many of the graves would have flowers on them. I got to help my sister-in-law put those flowers on the graves of my mother, father, my brother, nephews, grandfathers, grandmothers and other loved ones. It was a great time to remember those who have gone to heaven before us. We will have great reunions someday. We also want to remember who gave their life so we can have the freedom we have. It did cost lives. Pray for their families. Losing a loved one in a war must be hard. May God bless them.
I opened by daily reading today and I just must share this with you. I sometimes wonder why God has me so interested in government. But He just has. I take this very seriously, because I want to obey the Father in whatever He wants me to do. Many Christians do care about government. They think it does not affect them, but it does. If you vote a certain way or not vote you may have to pay more taxes. In Santa Fe, a couple of school bonds were voted in and it raised peoples property taxes. This is difficult on fixed income people. Many people could not pay the addition tax without
So today I want to share what the Bible says about what we should(as Christians) do. Daniel 2:21- He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings, and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. Vs. 3 says ” This is good, and pleases God our Savior. Vs4. who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. Jude 8-In the very same way, these dreamers polute their own bodies, reject authority and slander celestial beings.
As I read these this morning I realize we have Christians and non Christians that do not like government, do not vote and could care less about our USA. I guess God would call that person a dreamer. I am not calling anybody anything. I just know it is time to as Franklin Graham spoke in 2016 1. Pray, 2. Register to vote 3. Vote 4. Get involved. I use this from Franklin as he speaks so often about government. He did a 50 state tour and stood on the steps of each capital building of each state in 2016.
So let’s do as he suggested. 1,2, 3, 4. I would also add know who and what your candidate stands for. Are they pro-life or they will vote against any abortion laws. This could be one of the most important election for the USA and your state. As Christians, may we stand up for righteousness and search for it in our candidates. Don’t like politics? Well, we live under it. Let’s support those that stand for what would be pleasing to our God. PRAYER DOES CHANGE THINGS.