Philippians 4:4-8

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

 

It’s come that time again when politicians are in full bloom and everyone is spewing their opinions left and right like they have the best runner in the race. What hurts me the most is when I see Christians doing this on a daily basis. I put my trust in Jesus, and Jesus alone. Especially when I feel most of the politicians running for office are crooks. I am not sure there really is a difference between the left and right anymore. I can’t see how America would be better with Hillary or Trump; they’re both embrace ideologies that are not biblical. Sanders and Cruz, Rubio are lost in their own minds with promises like a kid running for student counsel president.

 

I always seem to be across the table from someone spouting out how we need a president who will save the world or Christianity in America, HUH? I think God is big enough to have His will anywhere, and that’s what we are called to be doing in our evangelism. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to have a president doing evangelism as well, but we haven’t seen this kind of president since Ronald Reagan, so I am not holding my breath this election year.

 

Maybe what we should really be doing is spending at least 30 minutes a day reading the Bible and 30 minutes a day praying for our faith, family, churches, country, our leaders and so on. Not spending 4 hours every night watching political news. You can watch these news channels, but please have some balance in your life. Don’t forget your loved ones are there with you and want your time and attention as well.

 

Don’t get me wrong, we need to be educated on whom to vote for, but I am not going to be swayed by you or anyone else. I will spend ample time in prayer and then I will do my own homework, and then I will go back to my life and spend it caring for people. I will continue evangelizing everyday by speaking life into people who have given up hope and helping people who need help, and feeding the hungry, clothing the poor, visiting the sick and so on, like the Bible tells us to do. If we want to see American become a great Christian nation again, we need to be more Christian and fewer politicians.

 

This is a common problem with all people in all situations. We get so lopsided we lose our balance in live. I worry that even after this next election we will still get so wrapped up into bashing whoever gets elected we forget to live the way Jesus showed us and taught us. We need to love one another and pray for those who persecute us. And when the dust settles I want you to know I love you and care for you and your family, but not more than Jesus does.

 

Be Blessed My Friends.

P.B.