In our country we have the freedom to vote for our political officials. This opportunity has been fought and died for so that all Americans can participate, and it’s my hope that we all participate every election!
In our faith, we have the freedom to vote too. It’s the freewill God gives us in His sovereignty, so that we are His in our hearts, and not robots. The greatest thing we can give to God is our hearts!
This speaks to a relationship that is born through faith in which we mutually know one another. Jesus died for us so He could live in us. Jesus was beaten for so He could heal us. All is He wants is us! No pretense, no performance, no pretending and no proving, just us. We are the focus of His love, and He should be the focus of our love. Yet Our Daily Vote determines so much.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live. You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying Him and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”Deuteronomy 30:19-20
Notice in these verses that God gave His people the power to choose.? Their choice would determine the outcome.
His plans for our lives are good, and His intent is to fulfill all He has promised. His desire is to unload the purpose, potential and power He has given us; however, we have a part to play.
For example, will we choose to love our enemies and forgive those who lie about us or hurt us? Will we choose to let His patience, joy and long suffering wrap around our character? When things go wrong, will we respond instead of react? Will we stay planted in church when we are offended or things don’t go our way? These questions seem to have easy answers, but in truth, it’s hard to walk out in the moment.
Most of us struggle with the day-to-day choices to walk in love, live in integrity and be humble toward others. It’s this grind that can easily wear us down so that our choices become blurred and we get caught up in the quagmire of life. From this point we choose the opposite of what God has for us.? In the midst of all this, every day He gives us new mercies (Lamentations 3:22-23)
We have the chance in Our Daily Vote to get it right. If we fall down, we can get back up. Jesus gives this grace and mercy so that we can get over ourselves and have more of Him.
What are you voting for daily?
It’s my hope, starting today, that we choose Him – in the good and in the bad. In the just and the unjust. In the ups and downs of life, and through the revolving door of relationships and seasons, will we use Our Daily Vote for Him?
This is where so much happens; therefore, we must embrace our part in our faith toward Him. Our decisions will determine our destiny. Our Daily Vote counts, and today is the day of our visitation.
Have a great week and the best is yet to come.