Luke 1:32-33, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” NAS
I have received several emails asking when I planned to blog about the election. Since LOVE2020 is a prayer and evangelism ministry, not a politically focused organization, I had not planned on a blog to talk about the election except to urge people to pray and vote. There are many great ministry partners who can help you with where candidates stand on the issues, fact checking, and issue explanations including www.ifapray.org and the Family Research Council at http://downloads.frc.org/EF/EF10H62.pdf.
Our good friends and partners at Meet the Need have come up with a great “Ice bucket challenge” type twist during this election season that I am particularly excited about; it is called Vote for Eternity (#CastAnEternalVote.) The focus of Vote for Eternity is not just the next four years but Forever! This challenge goal is to encourage 1 million Christians to commit to service and sharing the love and message of Jesus with at least one person by Election Day. They are not taking the focus off the importance of this election and the need to vote; it is just a great opportunity to bring a million more people into the family of God before November 8th. Jesus’ heart is dedicated to His house, no matter who is in the White House. Presidents come and go but being a part of His family is forever.
Each participant is asked to take pictures wherever they serve or share the gospel and then to share their stories on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #CastAnEternalVote and challenge three friends to “pay it forward.” Do not stop short at just doing something good for people, let them know that you are motivated by the love of Jesus and His heart for everyone to know Him as their Lord and Savior. Let your light shine so that people will ask what the reason is for your hope in such a turbulent election season and be prepared to give an answer about the faith you have in Jesus.
We all need to be praying for our nation and for this election. America’s Presidential position is considered to be one of the most, if not the most, powerful position in the world. The person we put in the White House will not only affect us, but the whole world and how other nations view us. We cannot be vulnerable nor can we be vicious. Pray for honesty and transparency for all candidates running for all positions from local to national. It is vital that we have people of strong moral and ethical values and character in local positions taking care of our schools, cities, counties, and states in all types of boards, commissions, councils, cabinets and more. Pray fervently over every decision that will be cast in these final days of this election season and enjoy these days by taking the Vote for Eternity challenge.
I challenge you to go out and share the love and message of Jesus with as many people as you can over the next two weeks and post your stories and pictures using #CastAnEternalVote, let’s welcome a million new members into the family of God by Nov. 8th and continue to encourage all of us to live a prayer-care-share lifestyle.
Love is a verb…let’s get moving!
For more information, check out the past few weeks of our Coaching Corner at LOVE2020.com and visit Meet the Need at https://meettheneed.org/