One week from today, we will elect the next President of the United States of America. I’m not excited about either candidate, but I am gravely concerned at the more than 500 Federal Judges that will be appointed in the next year, and the 2 or more Supreme Court Justices that will be nominated. I would hate for my grandchildren’s America be altered negatively by these appointments.
But that’s not why I’m writing today’s BLOG.
I’m writing because I believe that we each vote minute by minute, day by day and week by week. We vote with our wallets, debit cards, web browsing, attendance, attitudes, and lifestyles. We vote for products, companies, belief systems, and preferences. We vote with the books we read, the places we go, and the people we relate with.
If you speak a certain way, think a certain way, support individual political systems, you are voting. If you are a gossip or a troublemaker, you are voting. If you are are a peacekeeper and a truth sayer, you are voting. The way you parent and the way you serve, all these things are your vote.
If your email were to be hacked, or your Facebook messages were made public, we would know much more about you. If you’re Snapchats, texts, and browsing history were made public, would you be in a whirlwind of scrutiny? Would people assume many things taken out of context? Would you be embarrassed about any photos, posts, texts, or phrases?
They are all telling the story and the details of how you vote for a better or lesser family, community, school, and country.
I would suggest that we need to get out the vote when it comes to how we vote – every single day! The Scriptures tell us not to grow weary and tired of doing what is right. Make your daily vote count by choosing wisely what you say, where you go, who you’re with and how you live. Remember – YOU ARE VOTING! And every vote counts!