In case you’re just now emerging from a hole in the ground or recently returning from a vacation home on Mars, we have approached the eve of an extremely vital Election Day in our state and nation. For a number of months we have been praying for our leaders and for this process, as we did together yesterday at LPC during our morning worship gatherings. I want to encourage you to continue to pray for this process, and to take advantage of your right to vote. And after you vote, I want to encourage you to continue to pray. Think of it like this: Pray-Vote-Pray.
Let your prayers be motivated by faith, not fear. Take comfort in the fact that God is sovereign.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.
This is obviously a pivotal year nationally, with the Presidential election cycle coming to the forefront, but there are also a number of state races and legislation that we should take into account in Washington. We have a very tight race for Governor that is unfolding, and Christians should take special notice of Referendum 74, which deals with how the state of Washington defines marriage. As Bible-believing Christians we know that the actual definition of marriage cannot change, regardless of what a state or federal government says, we don’t look to a court or congress to define an institution that God created and defines in His word. But we do seek to vote our values, and stay informed on the issues unfolding in our state and nation.
Pray-Vote-Pray. God is in control. Jesus is Lord today and He’ll be Lord tomorrow. Rest in that. And while you rest in that, Pray-Vote-Pray!