On Our New President
Everyone is freaking out about Obama having won the presidency. Some people are “yayy!!!” freaking out, and some people are “apocolypse” freaking out. But everyone I know has some kind of very strong emotion about it. Except me… I didn’t get emotionally invested in this election, and I didn’t fully decide to vote for McCain until a few weeks ago, so today is mostly another day. I’m not a political person.
So if you voted for Obama, congratulations! You may bathe in the glow of your victory. Mostly I’m not talking to you, though. Just try not to be too mean to those of us who didn’t vote for him.
And if you voted for McCain, mourn for just a little while, wallow in your disappointment for a short time, and…. get over it. Life goes on, and if you are a believer like I am, than you ought to know that God can use whoever He wants to. You should also know that while you may live in America, you should consider yourself a citizen of another world, and that’s where your treasure is, not here.
Start today by harnessing the power of your tongue that the Bible talks so abundantly about and speak life, not death. Speak encouragement and blessing. The power of life and death is in your tongue, so use it to do something other than complaining. Plus, it will make you feel a lot better. Really! It will!
I heard someone say once that Christians in this country think they’re being persecuted if they don’t get “their president” elected. I’d really like to believe we’re not that selfish. I, for one, am going to move in the opposite spirit and praying for abundant life in Barack Obama’s household. Join me!