Thursday, November 8, 2012

Personal. Politics. My Responsibility.


Barack Obama is my president.  This is true because I am a citizen of the United States.  I may not agree with Mr. Obama.  I may not have voted for him, but he is my president.

If we have a conversation about politics, I will share with you what I believe and share my conviction.  I believe that we as Christians must stand for what God stands for.  For me it is important to stand up for issue of family, life and helping those who are hurting.  I don’t like big government, and there are some things that government does that I believe are not supposed to be part of government.  In fact the church has been given by God the responsibility to help the orphan, the widow and the poor.  Nothing will change my mind about that.

There are many things about our government and our president that I would like to see changed, but as I said before Mr. Obama is my president because I am responsible pray for him and support him.  Because I chose to vote and because we live in America I have the right to speak and to share what I think.  Yet that does not give me the right to drag him through the proverbial mud. 

This is true about any human being whether I like them, agree with them, or will even stand with them on any thing.  Several decades ago I was connived that I should pray twice as much as I talk.  That included how much I was talked about then President Clinton.  I didn’t agree with some of what he was doing, but God taught me about being a good citizen and a responsible Christian.

I want to use this day to encourage you to do the same.  Pray.  Practice what the Bible says.  Be a responsible Christian and citizen of this country.  What you do and what you day does make a difference.

Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.

Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.

Titus 3:1 NLT
Remind the believers to submit to the government and its officers. They should be obedient, always ready to do what is good.

I pray those verses will give us much to think about.  In this post I had hoped that my personal thoughts on politics and what I am responsible for would encourage you and others to live in a way that glorifies God and seeks the good of others!

Micah 6:8
NLT
No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

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