My Perspective on the Election

I’ve been praying ever since Trump won the nomination about what I will do on Election Day. I know everybody keeps saying that a 3rd party isn’t likely to win or will cause Hillary to win but I don’t believe that. The most important reason, God is in control and I know that He can usher whomever He wants into the White House. Everyone that’s ever been there was there because He allowed it. Another reason is because there is a way to stop both Hillary and Trump by keeping them from getting the required 270 electoral votes. My focus is on the first reason.

I’m asking Him from now until Election Day to have mercy on this country for the sake of His people. I pray that HIS PEOPLE will remove all the barriers of sin and doubt, to love God more than anything or anyone, trust HIM for results, choose good people to lead us, and remember that GOD can do anything and all things are possible with God. He can cause an unlikely candidate to win through the channels of our constitutional election process or by whatever process He so chooses. (Not that we need validation of God’s ability but some people do because their faith may be weak) but it has happened before.

If He allows Trump or Hillary… then that is His plan and I will pray for them and trust him through it! Personally, I don’t believe He tells us to choose (I hate to say evil  because all are sinners) so I will say that He can make a way of escape. This situation that we are in (everybody calls it the lesser of two evils) but this situation reminds me of this verse in the Bible:

“There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Yes, as a Christian, I feel it is sinful for me to choose one of the “bad” candidates WHEN THERE IS A GOOD CHOICE available even if it’s not a real popular choice. If we didn’t have other choices than I would really be confounded with what to do but we DO… Maybe that is our way of escape!

So, for me personally, it really comes down to this, Do I have enough faith in God to vote my conscience and trust HIM for the results no matter what?

I know a lot of people that are more educated than me and more spiritual than me that have told me I’m wrong. I’m not angry or upset with anyone but I do disagree about where our priorities ought to be. I very well may be the one who is wrong.

Whoever becomes the next President, Christians, please realize that God sets up authority and He removes it… And we need to trust HIM above all else!

“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭13:1‬ ‭KJV‬‬

“For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭75:6-7‬ ‭KJV‬

“…the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.”
‭‭Daniel‬ ‭4:17‬ ‭KJV‬‬

God Bless each of you!

Edisto’s first visit to Edisto Beach!

It was a great day. The funniest part was at the beach when Edi wallered (Is that a word? It is in the south!) Anyway, he wallered in the sand and I think he may have dug half way to China! Unfortunately, I was so busy with him and trying to not die from the heat to take the time to take a picture of him at the beach. Needless to say, he slept all the way home in his kennel.

Time to come home…

Our teens left a trail of Christ honoring impressions on their travels.

(The following is from our youth pastor’s fb post)

Before we exited our plane in Atlanta the flight attendant made an announce that went something like this: we want to thank Lakeside Baptist church’s youth group for traveling with Southwest Airlines. It was a privilege to serve a group of sharp young people who were in Wyoming this past week on a missions trip. Have a safe trip home to North Augusta. — We make an impression everywhere we go.

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Also, our group had the opportunity to witness to a few people on the flight. Bro. Ray lead a man to the Lord on the way there and a few others of our group witnessed and saw souls accept Christ on the flight home. Praise God!

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