Renew Our Spirit of Freedom

Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.
Psalm 80:19

I’m thankful to live in a country where I can wake up the morning after a hotly contested election and go about my day in peace and security.

After months of bitter campaign ads and tense debate, I’m in awe of the quietness of this morning.

Whether we are in joy or in sorrow over the results of the election, we still live in freedom.

What an incredible gift.

I think we can all agree, regardless of who we voted for, that there is work to be done in this nation. Let’s not stand in each other’s way with stubborn hearts and lazy conviction.

I pray that we would all be renewed in the spirit of love and community that Christ modeled for us in the Gospel. I pray that we would recognize His spirit in us today and that we would have the courage and boldness to act out of it.

We may not be a perfect country, but our freedom is something others pray for everyday. Let’s not waste it.

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Confidence in the Most High

May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity
and guide the nations of the earth.
Psalm 67:4

I’m thankful that no matter the outcome of the election tonight, the true ruler will still reign. His ways are higher than our ways and we may never understand why certain “kings” are chosen. Or not chosen.

I’m confident in God’s sovereign authority and count His grace as the highest freedom of all.

Don’t let this election confuse your allegiance to the Most High. Praise God whether your candidate wins or loses. Join your brothers and sisters in Christ to sing for joy that though we still have work to do on this Earth, the battle has already been won.

Tonight’s outcome does not determine our salvation (phew!).

If you’re feeling animosity toward people who feel differently than you (especially in the church) or frustrated with the division this election has caused, please check this out:

http://electiondaycommunion.org/

And don’t forget to vote!!