Most High God Almighty,
Today is an election day in America. I recently went through some training to be a precinct official at a local voting place. I was newly amazed at the great value placed on each and every single vote. Every single vote is treated with the upmost care and privacy. There are so many safeguards in place to ensure every single vote is counted and verified. For a long time, I have not taken this right to vote for granted. It brings me to tears to think of how many lives have been sacrificed throughout America’s history to make sure my vote counts. I’m certain my views did not perfectly match up with all those who were killed defending my right to vote. It was given to me at a high cost. Through the years, I have learned to not place my vote according to mailers received, signs seen, ads paid for, or how someone speaks or looks. This is too important. So, I research, ask people who might know the candidate or issue, study and pray over all I can find. Lord, I ask You to guide me for I know it is ultimately You who places certain people in authority at specific times. I pray for my vote to line up with Your choice.
More than once, I have voted for a candidate who seemed clearly to line up with Your Spirit and character. More than once, someone else was elected than the person I voted for. And yet, I always trust Your ultimate authority. You have designed us to be Your people, for You to be our King…and yet we want our own way. We want to choose our own earthly leaders… so You allow us to do that. Then we must live with the human authorities that we choose. Yet, You never leave us alone. You still work within our choices, always trying to lead us back to You. You even use our poor choices to draw us to You. You, alone have our best interests in mind at all times. You, alone, have no selfish agenda. You, alone know what’s best for us-even when we don’t believe that, trust You or submit to You. You rule with Your almighty power, yet loosely to allow us to make our own choices, to cast our own vote, to live with those choices…and yet You still are always at work in those circumstances hoping we will choose You as our King. You created us with free will though You know we will never be complete without You.
When You knew there was no other way for us to belong to Your Kingdom, You sent Jesus, Your very own Son, as a willing sacrifice, to open up Your Kingdom to all who accept Him, the only One worthy enough to give Himself so we could all choose eternal life with You. The price was great, but Your LOVE was greater. You are my choice. I vote for You above all others. Out of all my votes, this is the most important decision! It is so simple, too good to be true- that You would be willing to give so much to have us in Your holy Kingdom that offers so much more than this earthly life could ever offer. I’ve done my research. I have read Your platform and what You stand for. I trust You, Lord, with my life, my loved one’s lives, this country, this world, and for an eternal future filled with You. I vote for You as my King. I am honored to serve You, worship You and live for You!
“But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. In the sight of God, who gives life to everything, and of Christ Jesus, who while testifying before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you to keep this command without spot or blame until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ, which God will bring about in his own time—God, the blessed and only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone is immortal and who lives in unapproachable light, whom no one has seen or can see. To him be honor and might forever. Amen.” 1 Timothy 6:11-16
“Then the kings of the earth, the princes, the generals, the rich, the mighty, and everyone else, both slave and free, hid in caves and among the rocks of the mountains. They called to the mountains and the rocks, ‘Fall on us and hide us[a] from the face of him who sits on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb!’” Revelation 6:15-16
“Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:10-11
Your Prayer Prompt-
Lord, have I fully chosen You as my King?….