Preparing for the election

As we get closer to November and this historic election and as we take note of the economic condition of our country, I feel compelled to ask believers a simple question.  Are you prepared for the election?  I know that both camps are sending information and racheting up their ad campaigns so that everyone knows where they stand on important issues.  We are bombarded with information. But my question is not about whether you are reading the missives, listening to the commercials and debates. My question has nothing to do with whether or not you own an Obama tee-shirt or McCain pin. The preparation I’m talking about has to do with the believer’s responsibility, especially in 2008, to participate in the election at a deeper level.

2 Chronicles 7:14 reads “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Our country is facing serious issues, some of which I do not fully understand. What I do know is that America, once the greatest and most powerful country in the world, is at a crossroads. And neither Obama nor McCain is going to be able to pull it out UNLESS believers do what the scripture above says. We’ve got to humble ourselves and pray. We’ve got to seek God’s face and turn from the wrong that we are doing. It is our willingness to fall on our faces before God, our acknowledging that it is ONLY God who has the ability to prosper this nation, it is only through our own repentance that we can expect sins to be forgiven AND OUR COUNTRY HEALED.

America is definitely in need of healing, my friends. Take a look around. We are in trouble. Our country has been ill for a long time and for just as long Christians, as a group, have argued and fought instead of engaged in spiritual warfare. We’ve turned our heads. We’ve looked to political figures to do what only God can do. But the word is both a promise and a call to action. We have the power to make a difference. So while you are campaigning for your favored candidate, seek God, the only one with the authority and power to make a change possible.

We can make this election count in a very important way.

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