Are you ready for what we are about to embark on? I should have asked are you praying for what is about to come?
We have an election system like no other person in the world. We get to vote freely with no repercussions for the candidate we find fitting based on our beliefs, convictions and desires and vote for this for this individual or political party.
No one has ever said that this system is perfect. After all, in the perfect world we would just snap our fingers and hope to goodness that the candidate with the same moral fabric as ourselves would be put in office.
Now, in God’s world, He is asking each of us to pray the right prayer. Yes we are a competitive society even in politics. If each Christian would ask God to place His candidate in the offices that will help govern these United States of America then we just might have a big surprise awaiting us. This is the freest and most beloved country in all the world. Individuals look at us and take direction and now this is that one moment when we could all shine in His glory and bask in His love.
Reverend Franklin Graham launched a huge initiative as he travels across country to each of the state’s capitols and have heads bowed, knees touching the ground in reverence. His call to prayer is known as Decision America Tour prayer rally. Basically he is reminding us that our political system is fractured and America is in trouble. What America really needs is a spiritual revolution. We need to turn to God to ask for forgiveness and another chance. Christians need to stand together-united and ask God to intervene.
We do get really comfortable with our lives and freedoms we have and it is events like this, not only with Graham and his team, but all our churches and in our homes, that we need to shake a few bushes and ruffle a few feathers. We are too passive one can only hope and pray that this tour sparks a desire to change things up in our way of thinking and reacting.
I too have been guilty of the hatred for our political system and its core. I have caught myself getting caught up in the nonsense of showing this disgust on social media. I have said many times if we spent just a fraction of time in prayer that this country would not have found itself in turbulent and ungodly moments.
Take for example the mid 90s when the internet was becoming an hot commodity. Guess what else was taking place during this period of electronic revolution? The Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky scandal. There were many jokes being shared globally via internet.
Are we, as a society too condemning? If we spend too much of our energy on social media berating culture, we can seem unapproachable and harsh. We have to balance what we say with grace and love, and not pick a fight with every culture-war that pops up. People outside the church should see the love, compassion and grace of Jesus in our tone online and offline. This goes so much head to head with the politic wars we have had and will continue to see.
Politics alone will not bring the kind of deep spiritual revival necessary for America to survive as that “shining city upon a hill.”
What God has called us to do-you, me, neighbors, fellow church members is to impact the culture and to implant godly values in it.