Saturday, October 25, 2008

Election Concerns
I have never done a political post on my blog. I'm changing that for now. I just read an article on the Jerusalem Post website that was interesting.
My heart says, "Our country will do the right thing."
My head doesn't believe we will.
Are you concerned about the outcome of the election? I'm praying McCain/Palin will win.
While I would never ask you who you're voting for, I'd love to ask you to pray. Just pray that God will move the hearts of the people to vote in accordance with His will and purpose for us as a nation. I would never presume to know the will of God, but I cannot imagine that He would bless an Obama presidency unless he makes some major major changes on his stance on certain issues, abortion being one of them.

Without revealing who you are voting for, who do you think will win? Not who you *want* to win, but who you think will actually be our next President. What do you think the impact of the next President/Vice President on America will be? Positive or negative? Finally, do you believe that God would remove His hand of protection from us if our country elects the wrong leader?

13 comments:

Denise said...

I really believe, unfortunately, that Obama will be our next President. I think it will have a very negative impact on our country. My prayer is that God continue to watch over us all.

~*Laura*~ said...

I am not sure who will win. I hope a godly man, which neither McCain or Obama are. I started a prayer ring on my blog for praying for our nation, praying for revival.

Thank you,
Laura

Homesteader in Training said...

You know what? I'm going to leave you with a quote my husband found. It was said by John Quincy Adams. "Always vote for principle. Though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
I'll leave it at that! I'll be praying my friend, don't you worry.
Blessings,
Kim

Daniel's Mom said...

I like to hear people's thoughts on the election,especially Godly people. :) My answer to most is the quote Kim posted above. I feel like Obama/Biden will win. I believe it will be a very negative thing,but sometimes God allows negative things to happen. As far as our country being taken out from God's protection, the only thing keeping us protected now is a lot of mercy,lots. I used to think we're still under protection is because stand by Israel's side . If we go against Israel it'll be horrible. As God told them I'll bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you. But my husband brought up an interesting fact to me yesterday. President Bush split up a piece of land(can't remember what the name is,I know the Gaza Strip is part of it) that God said never to do and he believes we're cursed,but God is only having mercy on us.

I am praying God's will be done. I'll be voting third party though. You can check out my post on voting here : http://heatherforhim.blogspot.com/2008/10/voting-issue.html

God bless and I totally agree we should pray most of all!!

Lynda P. said...

I differ from a lot of people in that I am socially liberal in regards to gay people. I really think Jesus would have welcomed them into his fold.

However, despite that, I'm a firm Republican. Palin annoys me with her constantly shoving her kids in our faces and her publicity driven trips to buy diapers but I agree with most of her views and think that she and McCain are better for America right now.

Obama will be a disaster. I do not see him as a man of God - his own pastor spewed hatred off the pulpit and he believes in punishing success. But he's going to win. And this is going to be worse than da Clinton years because at least Congress was Republican then and balanced out excesses but now we're going to have a Dem president and a Dem congress.

We'll have to hug tight and hang in together for the next eight years this man will likely be president!! Maybe he'll be a Jimmy Carter and only get four!

Earthmommy said...

I certainly hope Obama does not win, as I believe that could potentially be disastrous for America in so many ways. I think all our energy needs to be focused on prayer at this time.

I left something for you: http://www.atshoresend.com/2008/10/kreativ-bloggers.html

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

I beleive with all my heart that Israel and Russia will be key players in the next years of world history. I beleive God's Word is very clear on "the bear of the north" and the Nation of Israel.

America has NO part in end times according to Scripture. An Obama presidency would play directly into a biblical world view. (I won't mention all of the facts on Obama, but to say that it is a DIRECT quote from Obama himself that he desires the USA to become the "58th Muslim nation of the world.")

As much as I want/PRAY/hope McCain to win -- and feel he could pull it off (EVERY campaign over the last 2 decades has had the winner down in the polls 2 weeks out...) I do fear that America's time has run out.

That said...... (and going against your request) I AM VOTING FOR JOHN McCAIN & SARAH PALIN!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

(I don't usually do this, but I'm offering a P.S. -- It's been on my heart since I hit publish [above] and I stopped washing lunch dishes to come back to your post.)

I am not so self-righteous to think that I have the final answer on the end times. No [wo]man know the day or hour....

I beleive the words of II Chronicles 7:14. "If my people..."

I do NOT beleive that the United States of America has lost favor with God YET. I beleive with all my heart in the depravity of men - but also in our free-will to choose whether we will accept Truth or deny it.

The collective conscience of this country CAN choose to elect a man that stands (not altogether as firmly as some would like) for the values upon which America was built.

If beleivers truly PRAY over the next week and a half and seriously vote thier conscience, I do believe Obama and his evil ideas can be defeated.

OK I feel better now. I must go finish my dishes.

Willow said...

Wow! God bless you for asking for comments on this because I have really been wondering what people are thinking.

I THINK Obama is going to win. And it horrifies me to know what this country might go through as a result. I don't believe that God has/will remove His protective hand from us but I do believe that we are going to be tried mightily.

I have not prayed about the election as I should, I am sorry to say. That changes today. I will be praying that God leads our country to vote for the right man for office and that, if we as a nation blow it, that He will bestow His infinite mercy upon us. We'll need it.

4 Lettre Words said...

It is a very scary time for our country. I believe McCain is the better choice, but I really don't think he is going to win. I'll just keep putting all my faith in God.

naejeirual said...

We know that it is God that puts authorities in their place. If the hearts of the people are in submission to Him, than He has a track record of placing rulers who will lead the people in blessing. When people's hearts are hard, God says he will allow them to live in oppression.

From what I can see of the hearts of the American people right now, I think Obama may win and I think God will use his presidency to stir the hearts of HIS people. I see evidence of revival starting but I don't think we're there yet. I think more people need to get a ltitle more uncomfortable with their sin and that, per Chronicles 7:14, God's people will humble themselves and pray and seek His face and turn from our wicked ways - and then He will hear from heaven and will forgive our sin and heal our land.

Melanie said...

I feel that Obama will win, but honestly am fearful of that outcome. While I have concerns about McCain, they can't even come near the fear I have of an Obama presidency. I'm choosing to pray and trust God and turn the worry over to Him.

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

The current election situation reminds me of I Samuel and the transition from Saul to David as King. When the people wanted a king, Samuel warned them against it but they persisted so God gave them Saul. When you read about Saul as King it can seem surprising that God anointed him King.
However, David (even after being anointed by God as the next King) bowed in respect to Saul until God (not David) removed Saul from power. We are called throughout the Bible to respect and submit to the authority of our leaders whether we agree with them or not.
And while I am socially liberal (and believe Jesus was too) I will respect the office and authority of whomever is elected to lead our great country Nov. 4th.