Scripture Motto

"Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Matthew 5:16

Monday, October 1, 2012

Election 2012 - 36 days



“Then I turned to the Lord God and prayed and asked him for help.
To show my sadness, I fasted, put on rough cloth, and sat in ashes.
I prayed to the Lord my God and told him about all of our sins...
Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear us and do something! 
For your sake, don't wait, because your city 
and your people are called by your name." ~ Daniel 9:3-4, 19 ncv

“So long as the people do not care to exercise their freedom, those who wish to tyrannize will do so; for tyrants are active and ardent, and will devote themselves in the name of any number of gods, religious and otherwise, to put shackles upon sleeping men.” ~ Voltaire [François-Marie Arouet de Voltaire] (1694-1778) French writer, humanist, essayist & deist 

EXERCISE YOUR FREEDOM AND...

My intention was to begin this series last Thursday to encourage you to join me on a 40-day prayer and possible fast. The election of our nation (USA) is November 6—now 36 days away.

I do not take lightly the opportunity and privilege to vote for those who will represent me from the local to national decisions. So, my posts through to November 6 will be reminders and encouragers to vote, but not to endorse any position or preference.
  1. Ask yourself: “What do I want from my elected officials?”
  2. Be certain you are properly registered to vote (city, county, district, state)
  3. Check the location for casting your vote
  4. Do your homework on the issues and the candidates—don’t simply vote party lines, ,watch the debates with an open mind to hear what they say and please, be versatile in your resources
  5. Exercise your freedom to VOTE—the freedom made possible by those who fought, shed blood, gave up their fortunes, and even died to give us this privilege.
(To my readers from other nations, I pray that you will pray for my fellow citizens to be wise in casting votes for our governing representation—from the school board to the highest office of President of the United States. Pray that we will exercise our privilege to cast those votes.)

Will you commit to VOTE? Will you join me in prayer? Are you will to fast—for a day, 3 days, a week, or until the final count?

(fasting does not necessarily mean going without all food, but can also mean sacrificing rich foods—for better explanation see the Ultimate Daniel Fast by Kristen Feola)