79 Days Until Mid Term Elections
Growing up many of us were taught not to discuss three subjects in public: our faith, our finances, and our politics.
It was often believed that these topics should stay private because the details of your beliefs could be considered divisive. However, we do ourselves and our convictions a great injustice when we fail to recognize the intersectionality of these three areas of our lives.
When deciding whether you, as a Christian, should speak out on political issues; consider how our political construct affects the lives of children and widows (James 1:27). We are called to be voices for the voiceless, advocates for those who often don't know they are being disenfranchised, and to set the oppressed free. This work may begin within our congregations but it must extend into our communities. To promote true liberation, we must be committed to helping people find financial freedom from their debt holders, to helping them select political representatives that will not support oppressive legislation and to live a holy and pleasing life in the eyes of God.
As we prepare to compel voters to get out and cast their ballots, you should be prepared to have conversations with persons who don't feel they need to participate in politics because "God is in control and his will will be done." It is our duty to explain how God works through us to effect change. We are often the blessings that others are praying for and when we fail to do our parts, we could be more of the problem than the solution.