Voting is a spiritual act! It is the most practical act of stewarding the government sphere of God’s creation that we can make. God looked upon his creation, said that it was good, and assigned Adam the responsibility to steward His creation. The problem with the typical American Christian is that we have been convinced that government/politics is secular and we are not supposed to discuss these issues in church.
“Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven,” is how Jesus taught the disciples to pray, showing them we should seek God’s will, His values, His government, here on earth, just like it is in heaven. A common phrase in our culture is, “you can’t legislate morality,” yet our government makes decisions that affect life and death, give the ability to express our religious preferences, punish criminals, guide the treatment of the foreigner, and many other similar matters. All are moral decisions that could be affected by our spiritual act of voting for candidates that best reflect God’s values.
We don’t always have the choice of a Christian candidate, but we should always understand the positions of the candidates and the parties they represent.
The Church will have the government it deserves. If the Church stays home on Election Day and allows evil people to vote in evil candidates, then we will have an evil government. Voting is a spiritual act of stewardship. Understand your candidates, pray, and then VOTE!
Points for Prayer:
- Pray that the Church would understand and steward its spiritual obligations to vote.
- Pray that the Church would vote in ways to elect quality candidates that reflect God’s values.
- Pray that God’s kingdom would come on earth today, just as it is in heaven.
By Dave Kubal
President, Intercessors for America