This T & P was initially submitted via email distribution on November 3, 2014, but its message rings true today especially with our Presidential election looming near along with the confusion that journeys with it. I stand with the many other Americans who have not yet decided for whom they will vote.
National Voting is tomorrow. Please exercise your right to vote. If freedom is/was worth fighting for, is not voting the duty we have to keep freedom alive? We live in a precarious time where our ‘freedoms’ are being threatened daily.
The issue regarding 5 Houston pastors being subpoenaed for “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to HERO, the Petition, Mayor Anise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by you or in your possession” is garnering national attention. Of the 5 pastors being subpoenaed, one is Vietnamese, one Cuban, a Black, a Caucasian and one Hispanic.
Their stories last night at the “I Stand” rally at Grace Community Church in Houston indicate first-hand what can happen to a country when the right to freedom of speech and freedom of religious beliefs is taken away. When we as a Christian people fail to stand and speak out for what we believe, in what we stand for, in whom we represent – Christ, we succumb to others speaking loudly in our stead with beliefs that flow contradictorily to ours.
We, collectively, (believers in Christ Jesus) are disciples of Christ. We have been given a voice. Exercise your right to vote and vote for the candidate that closely resembles God’s Word and His direction, and don’t forget to pray.
Father, create in us a conviction that goes beyond speaking with silent tongues. Give us greater courage to not be ashamed of the Gospel of Christ. Give us the knowledge and wisdom that we need to move in your direction, in your will. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.