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Voting Doesn’t Stop Nov. 6

On November 6, we will be faced with decisions that can change the course of our cities, states, and our nation. If you are not sure who you are voting for you should probably decide soon, because your chance to vote in the 2012 elections is fast approaching. What concerns me is that many people seem to think that elections are the only times they get to cast their votes or have their voices heard. This is not the case.

We vote with our money, time, and our talents. We can donate to causes that are close to our hearts. We can give our time to those who are in need. We can use our talents to help those in our communities.

Every election year, especially the Presidential ones, we hear about everything that needs to be fixed in our communities. We hear about the economy, crime rates, and education. We are bombarded with ads that tear down the competition and try to bolster a specific candidate. We are told that by placing our votes we will change the world. But, is this really the case? Personally, I think the more important votes happen when no one is running for Senate or the Presidency. The most important votes are the ones we cast everyday.

The choice to eat dinner with your family or miss it because of work is an important vote. The choice to help out a neighbor struggling with a crumbling marriage or to ignore him/her is an important vote. To place your money in the offering plate or spend it on something for your own desires is an important vote. Being a parent who is involved, loving, and Bible-centered is an important vote. Regardless of area, we all vote. We all choose to either be selfish or selfless, or to love our neighbor as ourself or not, and those votes are what really change cities, states, and nations for the better.

When all the votes have been cast and the ballots have been counted, don’t forget that you still have a vote.

Thanks for reading.

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About Travis Berry

I am a blatantly honest person who loves to think, read, discuss, and write about God and theology. I have a bachelor's degree in Youth Ministry from Crown College. I work at a church in Houston, TX as a Youth Director and love every minute of it! I am married to a wonderful woman named Becky and we have one amazing child! I have a love for God's Word, and a fervor to live it out in the fullest, and I pray this blog reflects that. Thanks for checking out AnotherChristianBlog!.

Posted on November 5, 2012, in Christianity, Culture, Life and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. What greatly concerns me is that being bible-centered as you put it has begun to mean something different than it used to. Actually, we do not worship the written word…we worship the living Word, Jesus Christ.

    The written word is being followed as a rule book, instead of a highly spiritual work that comes from God Himself. Being a rule book means that people will look at the people around them as either rule obey-ers or breakers. During this election certain groups that are deamed to be disobeying this rule book more than they are or others are, are being publically singled out and treated the way certain religious leaders of Jesus day handled people who they could compare themselves to and show how much more righteous they were than ‘those others’. —–This hurts my heart.

    Because the bible is being read as a rule book, the ‘rules’ stand-out. They become very apparent, very similar to how the law was predominate before Christ…so, how these ‘rules’ ought to be viewed and used has been forgotten. Grace has become merely a way to get to heaven instead of how we are to live our lives….meaning, that now because of grace and being free from having to live up to the demands of the law, we have the freedom to obey the one and only new command that satisfies ALL the rest! SO now we have the freedom to serve others, so as to draw all people to Christ, so He can change them. Sadly, much of the church has went backwards to rules, and what naturally goes along with them…which is looking at people thru “rules” colored glasses again. When we view people like this, it is almost impossible to be Christ to them, to serve them and to love them so as to draw them to Christ. We cannot do both.

    • Jenny,

      Yes, the law was given to point out our sin. Jesus was given to redeem us from our sin. If we do not view ourselves in light of the law, we can never be forgiven.

      Thanks for commenting,

      Travis

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