Can’t afford the cost?

I’ve been told by many people lately that it would be great to vote for a truly conservative candidate, but right now we can’t afford to take the chance. (Now, just so you know, I’m not picking on anyone in particular. 😉  I really think this a topic that needs to be addressed.)

However, I have a question too.  When do you think the time will come that we can “safely” take that chance?

You know trust is a funny thing.  We as humans don’t know what the outcome will be in any situation. 🙂  We may have some educated guesses, but God is really the only one who can see forever.  That is why we must trust him.

Let’s consider, for example, the story of Gideon.  God came down and chose a little known young man, one who wouldn’t be considered qualified to lead the army, yet God chose him for such a time.  Then, God weeded out the army, taking it from 32,000 men down to 300.  As if that weren’t enough, God then sent them into battle with torches and trumpets!  Now these seemed like insurmountable odds.  300 Israelite men, who probably weren’t exactly trained for battle, against Midianites, trained fully for battle, who were “thick as locusts.  Their camels could no more be counted than the sand on the seashore.”

Does this seem like a chance that Gideon really should have taken?  I mean, maybe being oppressed wasn’t really that bad.  Hey!  It’s better than being killed for a hopeless cause!  But that is using human “wisdom.”  Gideon trusted God, and a miracle happened.

Shall we consider Joshua against the wall of Jericho?  David against Goliath?  Moses, Barak, Samson, Jepthath, Samuel or countless others who trusted God when things looked bleak and hopeless?

Jesus told us, that if we just had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could move mountains.  What about

“I can all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Phil. 4:13)

Or,

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know  the hope to which he has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in the saints, and His incomparably great power for us who believeThat power is like the working of His mighty strength, which He exerted in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms,” (Eph. 1:18-20)

Through the Holy Spirit, God can work through us the same power that raised Christ from the dead. (Of course this isn’t something we have in and of ourselves.  It is the Holy Spirit in us and working through us.)  You see, we serve a BIG God.  God can put Chuck Baldwin into office if he so chooses.  But, are you actually going to trust that God can do that?  Are you going to take a chance that God will work a miracle through you?  Or are you going to take the “safe” route and vote for a “comfortable oppression?”  Which will you choose?

“Duty is ours, results are God’s.” John Quincy Adams

~Tee-Kaye

(Ooh!  By the way, this is my 37th post! 😉 )

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One Response

  1. Teekay,
    That is so cool that it is your 37th post! That doesn’t happen every day! Love you!

    Kissses,
    Spen

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