VOTING

I am sure many, if not most, of you who read this will not be voting the same way I am.  Surprisingly to you, I’m okay with that.  🙂

I do have two small little requests for you:

  1. VOTE: So many people complain about who gets into office and they don’t get out and vote.  Please vote.
  2. PRAY: and listen to the response.  If everyone actually took a little time to pray (myself included) before voting, I have a feeling no matter what the outcome, we’d all feel a lot better about it.

There are so many issues to consider when voting, so many important issues.  When I look at the issues, my values need to line up with them.  God will let rise and fall who He will.  He is the author of this life.  If I try to go against His will where will I be?  (Not that I am anywhere perfect in that area…I am human too…and very thankful He has patience with me!)

One of the issues that is closest to my heart is that of abortion.  A lot of people write me off as having a biased opinion since we lost a child before birth.  They think it helps me legitimize Joshua’s life as a real life.  I call that a pretty bogus thought for two reasons.  One is that I have been prolife passionate since I was in middle school…not brainwashed by anyone, just a passion God put in my heart.  Two, Joshua’s life is legitimate and I don’t need anyone who doesn’t want to believe that to change their mind for me.  I pray that their hearts may someday change, but it doesn’t make or break my life.

Children, sadly, have never been seen as holding great value.  In the time when Jesus was on earth He made a point to tell people that they need to care for children, to accept them and that they are to be valued.

Mark 9:35-37

35 Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.”

36 He took a little child whom he placed among them. Taking the child in his arms, he said to them, 37 “Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me but the one who sent me.”

If it is important enough to be in the Bible, important enough for Jesus to speak of, then it probably is pretty important as a voting issue.  Just something to consider on the way to the polls…

 

 

 

9.22.13

Psalm 127:3

3 Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.

 

The nationwide 40 Days For Life campaign begins this week.  My church is kicking off the event tomorrow night.  I encourage all of you to pray with me for the sanctity of life!  The 40 Days website gives some prayer guidelines for this time.

http://40daysforlife.com/getinvolved.html

March For Life

Please join me today in praying for the enormous number of babies who are aborted each day.  Please join me in praying for their parents who are facing things many of us cannot imagine.  Please join me in praying for EACH life everywhere in this world…the blessed, the poor, the wicked, the homeless, the tortured, the abused, the hurting, the dying, the living.  Pray that we may be able to show them God’s light and love.  We are able to help every person without enabling them.  We are able to LOVE every person despite their decisions.  There are a lot of people I love who do not make choices I love.  There are a lot of people who love me that do not love the choices I make.  We need to love as God loves us.  Love with His heart, His gentleness, His forgiveness.  I am not saying we compromise our beliefs, but Jesus was and is a friend of sinners, and we are all sinners.  The least we can do is honor Him by reaching out to others with His love.

PLEASE PRAY that the world may see each life, whether born or unborn, as a life that is made from God, a life full of potential, a life worth living.

http://www.liveaction.org/