Wednesday, November 7, 2012

{day seven} rockin' the vote...

I woke up and bounded out the door to exercise my right to vote. 

I stood in the line {in the cold} and was so thankful for the 19th Amendment.  Thankful that way back in the 1900's someone had the forethought that women should have the right to vote for elected officials. 

People of all different ages, heights, weights, gender and race stood in line with me.  And I was just as grateful for their right to vote as I was my own. 

We live in a beautiful country.  A country that was founded on Christian principles.  A country that protected our freedom to exercise our rights.  A country that believed that all men were created equal.  A country that believed all people had the right to life, liberty and the happiness.

'We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness'  Declaration of Independence

Thanksgiving spills out of my heart, not only for my right to vote, but my right to pray before I vote. 

Now, before you go off and think this is going to be an overly political post, fear not!  I can't stand politics.  I don't keep up with it in the news.  I quickly scroll past political posts {er, I mean, rants} on Facebook.  I know, I know...some of you probably want to burn me at the stake.  But it doesn't change the fact that politics bores me to tears.

Instead, I take a different approach.  An approach not attempted by many.  An approach that may cause a few people to shake their heads in disbelief.  An approach that may or may not yield the outcome I prayed for.

I tend to lean more towards the candidates and the platforms whose values and beliefs line up with Biblical truth.  After all, the Bible is the ultimate Truth.  It is the living, breathing word of God.  And it is a clear road map on how to live your life and lead a country. 

Call me simple-minded or naive or whatever you wish, but I cast my vote based on what God is telling me to do.  And those candidates may or may not be in the same political party.  But then again, God isn't one to camp out with one party, ya know?

Despite the outcome of the election, one thing remains the same.  God is still on His throne.  And He reigns supreme over both Heaven and Earth. 

No political party or President or County Councilman or  Mayor or Senator or school board member will ever change that. 

I trust my God.  With everything.  Including my newly elected officials. 

After all, He already knew the outcome of the election before my vote was even cast. 

'Then if my people who are called by my name
 will humble themselves and pray
and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways,
I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins
 and restore their land.'
2 Chronicles 7:14

Proudly sporting my sticker!

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