Voting has begun. Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more will vote this Tuesday. Please vote. We have the privilege in this country to participate in elections. But those who follow Christ should vote loosely. We are not people of a party, but a party of people set apart from this world. Our party allegiance is to Heaven. We serve the King above all Kings.
Voting: Do not be discouraged
I believe too many Christians live in fear of this election. Right or left, people feel the result will be disastrous. But your King is not being voted out of office. So don’t be discouraged.
I am a Kingdom independent meaning I don’t think either party aligns fully with God’s platform. I know I may ruffle feathers, but as Christ followers we must stop seeing our struggle as Democrat versus Republican. Our struggle is not with flesh and blood, but with a real adversary who purposefully seeks to spread lies that divide people from one another.
We must not follow an elephant or a donkey. We follow the lion and the lamb.
Cast out fear
Fear has no place in voting for people of faith. Do you believe God is in control? If He is then we have no reason to fear. Perfect love drives out fear (1 Jn. 4:18). And we love because he first loved us (1 Jn. 4:19). All of us.
Recognizing God loves all people does not remove the truth of the gospel – it reveals the truth of the gospel.
God does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance. We are ALL sinners. Whether police or protestor, Republican or Democrat, white or another race, all are made in the image of God and all fall short of His glory. If God in His mercy, died for your enemy, don’t you think you should reflect that same mercy? Mercy triumphs over judgment (James 2:13).
Throughout history when Christ followers have loved neighbors, the world has radically changed. During plagues far more devastating than COVID, Christians led the way in loving and serving neighbors. Might God allow challenging circumstances to provide us the opportunity to lead in love?
Your neighbor needs you
Trust in God and His sovereign power. He puts Kings on the throne, and He removes them. The results of this election are not going to surprise Him. He will not be wringing His hands worried about the future. The simple truth is you live in the best time in history despite pandemics, civil unrest and financial uncertainty. You live in great comfort compared to most of the world today and exceedingly more comfortable than other periods in history.
Christianity is not a call to comfort.
God afflicts the comfortable and gives comfort to the afflicted.
Christianity is an invitation to use what God provides to serve others. Your neighbor needs you. Don’t let the media or social media cause you to lose sight of those most impacted by the unrest – the poor and vulnerable.
What is your purpose?
Is your life tied to who wins the election on Tuesday? No.
God’s plan is not dependent on a ruler, but on His rule over your life.
He has shown you what he requires of you: to do justice, love kindness and walk humbly with Him (Micah 6:8). Today we see little justice because we see little kindness and humility.
Administer Justice thanks you!
At Administer Justice we see people every day using their time, talent and treasure to empower vulnerable neighbors with the help of a lawyer and the hope of God’s love. Thank you. On Thursday, October 22 several of you joined from coast to coast for Restoring Hope. You gave $345,749 to restore hope during these challenging times. We could not serve without you.
If you missed this opportunity, we are doing a special encore presentation on Thursday, November 12 at 12:00 PM CST. The event shares a powerful spoken word piece echoing the cry of our world today, stories of hope, and a powerful timely message from Dr. Tony Evans. The event is less than one hour, but the impact for you and for others is significant. Our goal is to raise $500,000 so we can establish 100 new gospel justice centers restoring hope in the lives of neighbors in need across the country.
You can register to receive the link here.
Thank you for kingdom voting. Every time you serve a neighbor in need you cast your vote for Christ’ Kingdom. Vote in this election, but know that whatever the result nothing will stop our God from advancing His Kingdom of justice and righteousness. We are blessed to serve that Kingdom with you.