I’m not really “here” as far as I have much going on and not much time for writing (which really bothers me… to everything there is a season though. :)), but I just had a minute to sit down and do some computer errands and read this article from John Piper concerning voting (which I found through the links at Gina’s place, Chats with an “Old” Lady), and all I can say is a humongous AMEN!!!
I’ve been wanting to write what’s on my heart concerning voting, but haven’t had oppurtunity and John Piper expresses it perfectly.
If you’re a Christian and you have any thoughts, concerns, convictions, etc., concerning voting, I encourage you to go read this article!
Here’s a tidbit:
Voting is like marrying and crying and laughing and buying. We should do
it, but only as if we were not doing it. That’s because “the present form of
this world is passing away” and, in God’s eyes, “the time has grown very short.”
Here’s the way Paul puts it:
The appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who
have wives live as though they had none, and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away. (1 Corinthians 7:29-31)
Blessings Sheila…The tidbit of John Piper was a great nibble & certainly sums it up well. I will check out the article. I know you are concerned about stating your convictions on voting, but time is time & if someone else has already said something you like or agree with…support…go & read it there. The main thing is GO VOTE>and keep on praying for God's hand>over our nation & decisions being made by our politicians & authorities.
John Piper is totally annoited by GOD, especially at this time and season.>>His godly wisdom encourages me and his passion for GOD’S glory guides me to be the kind of wife and mother that GOD intended for me to be.>>I love what HE said about voting. I wish other pastors and Christian Leaders felt that way as well.>>Blessings and prayers,>Teri
I didn’t even follow the link yet but just reading the 1 Corinthians verses gave me butterflies in my stomach.
Thank you sweet sister for this post. I love our brother John Piper…he’s really got a gift for speaking God’s truth in a very heart-penetrating way!>>BTW, I have some “bloggy love” I’d like to pass along to you….a rose. 🙂 Please stop by my blog to pick it up. 🙂>>Love you sweet sister,>Sunny
Thanks and Amen!