In less than a week, it will be decided who will be our nation’s leader.  This is not an easy decision for voters who are believers.  While searching for truth, we only hear voices on each side that promise what we know they cannot keep, declare the faults and sins of the other guy, but do not provide truth of what they believe and how they will lead.  We are outsiders to insider information.  We don’t really know their hearts.  Only after the vote will “this is what I say…” is later revealed in true character and behavior.

As believers, we have to sort through all the talk that is not reliable and humbly ask God what HE wants and how HE wants us to vote.  We cannot rely on the rhetoric or the media’s translation of it.  We must realize that God is not a democrat, republican or independent and be grateful that this is not how God thinks!  God is God and we are not.  God is in control and no one else is, no matter what we are hearing.  God, alone, is Truth and that Truth is unchanging no matter what we think or believe about Truth.  We don’t decide who God is.  We don’t limit God by what we believe about God.  God just is and always will be.

“So, with him (God) on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing”, declares David.  The outcome of this election will not change my relationship with God.   God will not change His love for me based on the outcome of how I will vote.  Hallelujah!

Perspective.  Stay with God.  I won’t quit.  But I will stay with God.  No matter what.

“Stay with God!  Take heart. Don’t quit.  I’ll say it again:  Stay with God.” 

Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs

Psalm 27, The Message

A David Psalm

Light, space, zest—
    that’s God!
So, with him on my side I’m fearless,
    afraid of no one and nothing.

    When vandal hordes ride down
    ready to eat me alive,
Those bullies and toughs
    fall flat on their faces.

When besieged,
    I’m calm as a baby.
When all hell breaks loose,
    I’m collected and cool.

I’m asking God for one thing,
    only one thing:
To live with him in his house
    my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty;
    I’ll study at his feet.

That’s the only quiet, secure place
    in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,
    far from the buzz of traffic.

God holds me head and shoulders
    above all who try to pull me down.
I’m headed for his place to offer anthems
    that will raise the roof!
Already I’m singing God-songs;
    I’m making music to God.

7-9 Listen, God, I’m calling at the top of my lungs:
    “Be good to me! Answer me!”
When my heart whispered, “Seek God,”
    my whole being replied,
“I’m seeking him!”
    Don’t hide from me now!

9-10 You’ve always been right there for me;
    don’t turn your back on me now.
Don’t throw me out, don’t abandon me;
    you’ve always kept the door open.
My father and mother walked out and left me,
    but God took me in.

11-12 Point me down your highway, God;
    direct me along a well-lighted street;
    show my enemies whose side you’re on.
Don’t throw me to the dogs,
    those liars who are out to get me,
    filling the air with their threats.

13-14 I’m sure now I’ll see God’s goodness
    in the exuberant earth.
Stay with God!
    Take heart. Don’t quit.
I’ll say it again:
    Stay with God.

TRUTH:  Stay with God.  Don’t quit.  Stay with God.

Proverbs 14:10-13, The Message

The person who shuns the bitter moments of friends
    will be an outsider at their celebrations.

11 Lives of careless wrongdoing are tumbledown shacks;
    holy living builds soaring cathedrals.

12-13 There’s a way of life that looks harmless enough;
    look again—it leads straight to hell.
Sure, those people appear to be having a good time,
    but all that laughter will end in heartbreak.

WISDOM:  Stay with God.  Don’t quit.  Walk with God.  Learn the rhythm of His grace.  Tune our ears to hear God’s voice above the din of the world and do what He says for what He says is the best for us based on His relentless love.  God loves us more than we can imagine.  Stay with God.

“Remain in me, and I will remain in you. For a branch cannot produce fruit if it is severed from the vine, and you cannot be fruitful unless you remain in me.” –Jesus (Jn 15:4)

Abba Father,

When we are perplexed but the world, you clear the air with Your unchanging Truth.  I’ll stick with You, Lord.  You are Wisdom, Power, Strength, Love, Grace and Mercy.  Why trust in anyone else for my life?  I love you, Lord, heart, mind and soul.  Thank you for all you have done, are doing and will do in my life that brings me closer and closer to You.  I love our relationship and I wouldn’t give it up…for the world.  Ever.

In Jesus Name, Amen

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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