After Election Thoughts
No matter if your candidate won or not, life goes on. Congratulations to both candidates for their effort. Kudos to Mr Trump. Consider this short list of things to continue or to begin doing in the coming days.
Read the Bible. Psalm 119:105 teachers: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” We need God’s wisdom to properly process what is happening in our world. Seek His guidance in the Bible.
Pray. Psalm 55:17 says, “Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.” Take your concerns, care, troubles, and problems to the Lord. Spend some time worshiping Him and thanking Him that He will always be God and that there is no one like Him.
Go to Church. Speaking to the day we live in Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” Isolationists and “holier than thou” people who are avoiding others cannot glorify God. Actively evangelizing, and edifying believers can only take place through the local church. Exalting Jesus includes reaching the lost and encouraging other saints. One cannot happen without the others. A thoughtful illustration one pastor printed in his bulletin looks like this:
Witness. Acts 1:8 declares, “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” With the same passion for politics you have or saw others have in the recent election – take the Gospel to others. Talk about Jesus in your home, neighborhood, coffee houses, and at family gatherings.
Rest. Rest in the will of God. Peace is found in Christ. Let Him handle the issues of the day. Sure, do your part, but leave it all with Him. Psalm 118:4 says, “Let them now that fear the LORD say, that his mercy endureth for ever.” And Psalm 118:29 declares: “O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.” Thank the Lord for the peace that is found while resting in His mercy.
Life goes on following every election. Things change, but life goes on. Jesus sees the bigger picture. Politics and government is not the solution to the greatest needs – Jesus is. A revival of loving God can only begin in an individual heart. These are not items “Good Christians” have in their lives. These are things that “Growing Christians” strive to nurture in their lives. Be more or become more like Jesus today.