I’m thinking… If we were only as eager for change in our personal lives as we are for change in our nation. Too often we long for the wrong things to satisfy our angst. While we debate over who has the best policies for change, and honestly, in my opinion I could not really tell who is right. One is right and one is wrong, but who? Obama is going to save you more, so he says. McCain says he will save you more. I know they can’t both be right. Why is it so tough to know the truth? Do they think we are that stupid? Hmmm.
I’m so glad my personal security is not dependant on who gets elected. Don’t get me wrong. I have an opinion and have made my vote. We are blessed to live in a nation where we can express ourselves and choose. But, I hate all the venom and division that comes from our election process.
The truth is we all are looking for someone to make our lives a little better. Not everyone will admit it, but we all are looking for a savior. That is exactly what Israel was looking for when Jesus came. There were many who wanted and believed that Jesus would overthrow the Roman government and ascend to the throne to rule over Israel – to restore the Kingdom to Israel. We too often look for natural answers to what are really spiritual problems. To be separated from God (spiritual problem) causes natural (national and personal) problems. Jesus came to us as a Savior for our spiritual problem which affects our entire existence, both natural and spiritual. We need to elect Jesus as Savior and Lord of our lives.
We need leaders, but they are under God’s authority.
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except form God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” Romans 13:1
Whoever gets elected will be under God’s authority even if they do not recognise God’s authority. You don’t have to operate according to your bosses authority, however, that does not nullify your bosses authority and power. He’s still the boss.
My security and hope is in the boss. God is in charge no matter who gets elected. I’m glad I don’t have to fear or feel insecure or angry if my candidate looses because my hope is in Jesus and His policies are best.
I see things much simplier. There is one policy change that would fix it all.
“if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14