Wednesday, April 6, 2016
“Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians 3:14-16 (NIV)
If you are a news-junkie you have been watching the current political events with great interest and amazement. If you don’t automatically turn to CNN or FOX NEWS when you sit down in the evening, you still have overheard about the strange rantings and messages of people you have little interest in. How could you help but hear their names in this electrically charged political season?
Some of us worry and become stressed. What will become of our great nation if so-and-so wins the nomination? My question is—what are you willing to do to help elect your favorite candidate? Or, do you just complain and become angrier? And then, there’s that LOVE word.
Put on the strongest, most courageous love that God can place on you. KNOW that Christ dwells within you. With the word of Christ within you, wisdom will come, with thanksgiving in your heart and songs of praise and love on your lips. Trust that He will bring about the change our country needs when you follow His lead. Vote like our country depends on your vote—because it does. Love those who think like you do and those who do not, so a perfect unity may bless us all. Only love can heal our country. Let us pray:
“Our father God, you who dwell within my heart when my heart is tuned to you, holy is your name. For this day, I ask for your wisdom to burst forth and guide my life and my decisions. Forgive me when I have been unkind to those who think differently than I do. I am not wise enough to know your heart but I trust that you know mine. Guide me from within by the indwelling of your spirit, that I may hear your direction for my steps. I love you Lord, and I give over my decisions and my will to you. In the name of, and by the power of your precious risen son, Jesus Christ I pray. Amen”
"God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”
Copyright 2016 Doris Gaines Rapp
Length of Days – Search for Freedom, the third in my Length of Days trilogy, is now available in paperback and eBook on Amazon. “Christiana Applewait’s dear grandfather, Oliver Richly, the presidential candidate in the newly formed 1787-Constitutionalists Party, has been kidnapped. Her friend, Dr. Jason O’Reilly, helps her in the desperate search to find him. Is he alive? If he is, will they find him before the presidential election?” Read Length of Days – Search for Freedom today.