In a few short weeks, many of us will be voting for our 55th President. Regardless of your political affiliation, we are believers FIRST. Our main candidate should be Christ! In an article put out by World Vision reminds us, Christians, of how we should be--not divided because of party lines, but united with prayerful hearts for our country. Here are some practical and mindful ways we can be an affective voice during these turbulent and divided times in our country.
How can we be more Christlike — in word and deed — during the 2020 U.S. election? We know a few things for sure: We’re called to love others (John 15:12). We’re called to pray for our leaders (1 Timothy 2:1-2). And we’re called to live in unity (Ephesians 4:3).
In an election year, choosing love feels extra challenging when your environment often pushes you to pick one side and shun the other. How can we keep choosing to love rather than burying our heads under our pillows until Nov. 4?
God sees our frustration and confusion. And He promises that when we pray, He’ll give us guidance and peace.
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.—Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
It seems too simple. And sometimes our voices feel too small. But when we pray, we allow God to start growing our capacity to love each other as Jesus does — even people who are the most different from us.
As we approach the 2020 election, we’re humbled that God saw our anger, confusion, and prejudice and still loved us enough to send His Son to be our Savior. That perspective calms our frustration and calls us to prayer.
Our bold decision to kneel at God’s throne when we’re being pulled to one side or the other allows God to change our hearts — and the hearts of people we pray for. This election year, join us in praying for our country and its leaders, asking God to help us all see each other with His love.