The Republican primary is tomorrow. The Democratic primary is next Saturday. A lot of the talk around town is about “Who are you going to vote for?”
I will not endorse any specific candidate. I will encourage all of you to vote. But I also want to encourage you to think and pray before you vote.
- Who is willing to learn. Being President requires a humility to learn.
- Who is a track record of pulling people who disagree together. Anyone can talk a good game; politics in our country requires compromise to advance your cause.
- Who has courage to act and not to act. Dwight Eisenhower’s great legacy includes numerous times when he chose not to unleash America’s military might.
- Who has a sense of dependence on God. Who knows they do not know and is willing to ask God for help.
- Pray that there will be no hate in your heart when you go to vote. Hate in your heart can lead to a vote for a candidate that hates, an attitude which does not honor Jesus.
- A non-angry, non- condemning attitude toward those who vote differently.
- Pray for a candidate who is willing to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8).
- Pray for God to bless, preserve, and protect these United States.
Above all, keep your faith in Jesus. Government can do some – but Jesus can do everything.