Well, there you have it.  Barack Obama will be the president of the United States of America for another four years.  No matter how you feel about him, his past, and his opinions, he is the leader of our country.  So, as Christians, how should we react to this news?  I think we should start out by talking how not to react.

Do not complain.  Many people say that, by voting, you are granted the right to complain should your candidate not win.  To quote the apostle Paul, that's a bunch of "dung."  Even if Mitt Romney was your best friend and the last thing you wanted was to see Obama back in office, complaining will help nothing.  How are people supposed to see Christ’s love in you if your mouth is filled with negativity?  How are you helping the least of these by running your mouth? 

Complaining is a waste of time, energy, and it gives ammunition to all those haters that say all Christians are hypocrites.  If you claim to follow Christ, show it by not letting hateful words touch your lips.

Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.  Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.  (Ephesians 4:31-21 NLT)

Do not celebrate.  Even if you are the biggest fan of President Obama there is, what is there to celebrate?  If anything, it’s time for him and us to get to work.  Sure, you may be happy that the other guy didn’t win.  But was the entire election process about getting somebody elected or making our country a better place?  If the answer is the latter, then changing this lukewarm environment starts with you and me.

Celebrating is a waste of time, energy, and it gives ammunition to all those haters that say all Christians are hypocrites.  If you claim to follow Christ, show it by getting off of your butt and loving somebody.  Sitting around and waiting for politicians to meet the needs of the poor and hungry is hardly a noble venture.

Don’t put your confidence in powerful people; there is no help for you there.  When they breathe their last, they return to the earth, and all their plans die with them.  (Psalm 146: 3-4 NLT)

We could, however, take this opportunity to get our priorities straight and start living the lives that we were created to live.  We could put our political affiliations aside and focus on loving each other.  We could put all of our focus on Christ and change the world.

The election is over.  Let's pray for our country.  Let's pray for our president.  Let’s move on and get to work.

trizdon
11/7/2012 02:45:56 am

Love your blogs bro, classy non biased stance on most issues. You are A light for other christians

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Jamie
11/7/2012 02:51:31 am

Thank you, sir. I really appreciate it.

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