Do we fight for politics or for faith?

Categories The Early Years

There is  lots of dissension amongst Romney supporters post-election, or more accurately, anti-Obama advocates. It is right to speak our minds and to encourage those around us, and to fight for justice. However, let’s make sure our hearts are in the right place.
2 Timothy 1:7, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
There is no reason to fear or to worry. We know that God has authority over all things, in the past, the present and what is yet to come.
Ephesians 1:11, “In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will.”
Do you let your emotions and your mind rule you, or do you let your faith and your Spirit rule you? God does not lead with fear. He leads with conviction and authority. We should do the same.
Ephesians 5:1, “Therefore, be imitators of God as dear children.”
Let us stop this nay-saying, and let’s take the focus off ourselves, our wants and desires, and our plans. God has a plan. It’s a big plan. God’s plan is set in motion. We can choose to be a part of it, or to criticize it. When we moan and groan and whine and fuss about circumstances, about people, about politics, we miss out on God’s plan. However, if we choose to be silent, and to listen to our Father’s footsteps, to follow in His image…we will gain eternal peace, joy and salvation. God will be our defender, our advocate, and our provider.
We ought examine our lives on a daily basis. Are you reaping the fruits of joy, peace and love? If not, what’s in the way? Are we worried, stressed, or fearful? If so, why, and what’s in the way.
It’s a simple act in whispering the words ‘I surrender’ to change our circumstances and to be united with our Father and with His plans.

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