Unlike two years ago, I awoke this morning to the very best news for a Conservative’s hope for America. Republicans WON!
Many races were too close to call before I went to sleep last night. In my State of Michigan, the threat to the Republican Governor, Rick Snyder, was very real. In the end he pulled off a win, and the old ways of increased taxing and spending are vanquished for at least another four years.
I like what I’m seeing this morning in the gracious attitudes of the winners. No gloating is required to get this job done. Conservative principles can win if they are relentlessly presented to the voters and unapologetically put into practice. I only wish that our elected officials would focus more on doing the work of conservatism, and leave the politics to the people.
I believe it should be the job of individual Conservatives to “do the politics”…getting the truth to our family and friends. Everyday, we can speak up, reach out, and even write about the hopes we have for the renewal of hearts, minds, and bodies here in the United States.
I received a phone call yesterday morning from a friend asking who she should vote for in the governor’s race. Of course I reminded her that the Democrat supports liberal policies, including abortion, and the Republican is pro-life! She assured me that she would vote conservative.
My continued question is, Why are so many Christians unsure of, or uninterested in, what their votes are supporting? Conservatives won last night, but the numbers of Christians that voted for abhorrent liberalism is still a discouragement. Christian Conservatives need to continuously “get out the vote.” After the 2012 re-election of the most liberal president this nation has ever seen, I started this blog. I wanted to take personal responsibility for getting out the word, specifically to Christ-followers, and to others who are easily mis-informed.
So, Conservatives can be happy today, that there is a window of legislative opportunity for our ideas to impact this nation. But, may I suggest that tomorrow every true Christ-follower should get back to work?…taking responsibility for the political landscape of America.
“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.” (I Thessalonians 5:14/ESV)
The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it.