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27Sep

The Presidential Election – a Christian Perspective

Per chance you have been living under a rock this past year and have not heard, there is an election happening in the United States this coming November. Americans will go to the polls and cast a ballot for the person they want to be their next President.

To vote for our national leaders is a privilege in our country. I’m aware every person reading this article does not have this privilege. While there are many things wrong with our country, to be able to vote is one of the good things.

I do thank God I’m an American. I trust wherever you live, you thank God for His sovereign decision to let you be the nationality you are. I do not see myself better than any other people group. I’m thankful for His mercies to me and to you.

I’m a foreigner

With that said, I do not see my Americanism as the most important thing in my life. Being an American is a temporal condition. My true status is that of an alien–this is not my home.

Like my brother Abraham from the Old Testament, I live here as though I am living in a foreign land. Similar to him, God has called me to live in America, but I only live here in a “tent,” not as though this is the end of my journey.

By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. – Hebrews 11:9-10 (ESV)

I’m passing through my current country and my loyalties to it are as deep as the call of God on my life to be here. When God calls me to my home, I will gladly kiss this place goodbye and follow my LORD to His place of promise.

Because I know this place is not my final destination and I’m only a steward of my temporary existence here on earth, my heart is not troubled by this election. I will cast my vote and I will pray for God’s will to be done. And I will rest in my LORD.

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you

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About Rick Thomas

Rick has been training in the Upstate of South Carolina since 1997. After several years as a counselor and pastor he founded and launched his own training organization in order to encourage and equip people for more effective living. In the early ’90’s he earned a BA in Theology. Later he earned a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry and in 2000 he graduated with a MA in Counseling. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow with ACBC. Today his organization reaches people in every country through consulting, training, blogging, and coaching.
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