What Do You Do?

book_title_pageWhat do you do?

You’re a spectator, at least from the standpoint of doing your duty, but then you’re just having to watch your elected officials either do their job or simply make excuses.

You pray, but to what end? Do you insist that God come through according to your preferences, or do you walk the line between Matthew 7:7 and Amos 2:4-5 and acknowledge that God may have something different in mind?

Pence has said that he will honor the Electoral College. From what I can gather, he’s saying that he will hear the evidence, but he will not stand in the way of the results, however suspect they may be.

That sounds more like cowardice than it does conviction.

Congress recently resolved to eliminate any gender specific verbiage in future legislation so as to accommodate those who are offended by “man,” “woman,” “aunt,” “uncle…” Democrat Emanuel Cleaver recently concluded a prayer by saying, “a woman” rather than “amen.” This man is an educated minister. How can he not understand the spiritual meaning of “amen” has nothing to do with being male?

What do you do?

You learn how to champion what’s true in a way that anticipates the strategy currently being deployed by the Left, as far as not allowing their agenda to go unchallenged however they attempt to package it in the context of social justice and compassion.

You don’t label silence as piety, nor do you brand apathy as obedience. And by no means do you justify the distortion of God’s Word believing that by doing so you’re somehow paving the way for a more approachable dialogue.

You don’t stop praying, you don’t stop trusting and you don’t stop pushing back on what is fundamentally false, dark, wrong and godless.

What do you do?

Stand in the gap (Ez 22:30), be informed (1 Chron 12:32), remember Who’s in charge (Ps 2:1-5), be optimistic (Neh 8:10) and don’t forget that however integral a part politics play in our culture, it’s a revival that’s going to make the most difference and not an election.

And don’t forget: If you’re guilty of something, you’re going to go out of your way to make your accuser look evil, ridiculous and completely devoid of both substance and merit. Fraud is going to be scoffed at, Trump supporters will be cast as thugs and villains and any attempt to secure a solid, bottom line where our election is concerned will be viewed with a certain amount of weariness – as though it would be easier on the country to simply accept the result and move on. In addition, there will be an implied danger associated with insisting on a thorough investigation – as though to seek out a true bottom line is to promote division and invite retribution.

That is precisely the tone that some have been promoting since earlier this year. Do not let that dynamic dictate the rules of engagement or dampen your confidence in the One Who’s truly in charge.

What do you do?

What will you do?

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