Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word. It tells us what we are to do in this brief life on earth. “Seventy years, maybe eighty if you have the strength.” God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden with the instruction to steward what God created. Your life’s purpose is to glorify the One who made you, and lead others to the One who loves them, and made them too! Your job is to steward, your reasonable reaction is to worship, and your mission, your commission is to lead others to Him, so they can know the One who loves them unconditionally, designed them uniquely, and longs to be with them eternally… There’s a requirement for that... where you put your faith. Tomorrow is a big day in America, Election Day. It’s where the people of this country get an opportunity to steward the nation that God has ordained, and by whose providence it was even made possible, in the manner that most reflects Him, His ways, and the original purpose for which it was set in place... To form a more perfect union, to secure liberty and justice for all. When asked what kind of government they had made, Benjamin Franklin replied, “A Republic, if you can keep it.” So why is your vote so important? When God says we don’t belong to this world, but are sojourners in it, we belong to a different kingdom? So why is your vote here, so important? Because this nation is where He has placed you, and what He has given you – “It is required in stewards that a man be found faithful.” If you do not vote, others will steward the nation God has placed you in. And who knows if they will be honest or honorable? You cannot absolve yourself of your stewardship responsibility for this nation, and by default leave it to others. So how do you vote? And how do you know who or what to vote for? Do you vote according to your faith? Do you vote out of ignorance? Do you vote what the culture or media wants you to believe? Or do you know the God of truth? And seek out truth in a culture of differing information – each one claiming the ‘opponent’s’ is disinformation. That’s where you need the Holy Spirit to lead you, and to fulfill your stewardship responsibility of due diligence – researching the truth for yourself. In an information censored world, where only one side is presented, it takes increased diligence to find the truth. When you vote does your faith – lead your vote? There are definitely two sides in this nation. Two different faiths. The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. His strategy is to deceive (he’s the father of lies), and to divide and conquer (he’s the accuser of the brethren). So what do you believe and how do you vote? What standard do you use? In a recent interview with a Latino voter – his answer was this. He explained why “Latinos are predominantly voting Republican in the upcoming midterms, citing their Conservative values. “We believe in faith, family, freedom, and hard work,” He said. Lastly, he explained his Catholic perspective, saying, “The Church has given us a criteria of five things called the ‘five non-negotiables’… When you look at the Democrat and Republican party platform, the Republican party platform is congruent with Catholic moral teaching on family and life. The Democrat party violates all five non-negotiables. You cannot be a Catholic and a Democrat.” This man has obviously done research of each party platform, and compared it to his faith, and is voting by his conviction. Whether his assessment is accurate or not, that’s how He’s voting. Other people’s faith teaches them that this nation was founded on injustice, racism, or other evils, and their faith determines their vote. What does your faith lead you to believe? What has your research revealed? Do you vote according to narratives of the news media? Or have you done the due diligence that stewardship requires. Have you asked the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth… and therefore to the vote which best reflects God’s will for this nation, not the will of man… God’s purpose for America? Praying that you will vote. And not vote your conscience, because your conscience can be deceived. It can easily be triggered by disinformation. Praying that you will ask the Holy Spirit, to help you research diligently, to find truth, and for the Holy Spirit to lead you to the vote that most reflects the will of God, not the will of man. For this nation to fulfill it’s purpose, His Divine Providence must now save the nation that it created. Your vote is your stewardship responsibility, praying that you will have God’s wisdom that exposes deception, and the leading of His Holy Spirit – which leads you in all truth. Praying that you will love people, even the deceived, that you will be kind and respectful and courageous, speaking the truth in love, and voting according to the principles, and the truth of the One True God – who will surely fulfill the purpose for this nation.
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!