Saturday, October 20, 2012

You make a difference

Here in the United States we are in the thick of the election season. I know many of you are probably totally sick of it but I want to just share a few quick thoughts. (Personally, for the record, I enjoy elections and politics - I don't hear all the negative advertising because I don't watch TV or listen to anything but Christian Radio, I watch the caller ID and don't answer calls that say they are from an 800 number, I just meet candidates in person and then even if I don't agree with them they are usually pretty polite and nice.)

Anyway....

I happened to see this quote by James Garfield (20th US President) today and it really speaks to why I feel it is so very important that we are informed about elections and are involved at least as far as voting and not just try to stick our head in the sand.

The quote says:
"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature."

 We are the ones that chose the people that will represent us - let's chose wisely!!!

Another thing that I wanted to mention....

Would you please be praying with me for our country?

Our country is at a crossroads. We as a country have left so many of God's guiding principles and we are also terribly in debt. We are told to pray for our leaders and pray that we might lead peaceful and quiet lives (1 Timothy 2:1-4) - I am asking you to please join me in praying for our country!

I pray daily for our leaders, that they would chose to seek God's will and wisdom. I am also praying for the election, that God's will would be done and that I would do what I should do to help His will be accomplished here on earth.

Even as things look very uncertain what I rest in is the fact that God truly is in control. Sometimes we do not understand what He is doing but He will always be with us and His word is always true!

2 comments:

OhioMomPatriot said...

Thank you for posting your views. Our country is now in the rut of "not to speak is to speak". We have the responsibility to bring our country back to God, from the local to the national levels of politics. Prayer is our number one offense, and voting is our duty. Again, Thank You.

Amelia said...

I totally agree. Please know our family also praying for our country,it's so very, very important. We have little unborn babies at stake. Oh if only wombs had windows perhaps people wouldn't be so uncaring.

Thank you for posting this! Bravissimo! ~Amelia

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