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His Purpose - Gerry Blumberg

The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.

Psalm 33:10-11 (NIV)

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The countdown to Election Day is less than a week away. If you are like me, the cessation of political phone calls, emails, mail, and TV ads will be a wonderful relief.

I heard a prominent radio commentator ask the question this morning, “How will we feel on the day after the election if our guy doesn’t win?” Been there, done that when I was in the political trenches in California. It’s not fun—often both disappointing and a little scary.

However, the most important concept that I have learned over the years is that it’s not all about me; it’s all about God. If I didn’t firmly believe in the sovereignty of God, I’d be a mess. God is not going to be surprised the day after the election.

Each election is touted as the most important we will ever have. Personally, I think this is it, which means we can’t sit at home and do nothing. The one thing God has called us to do is to be faithful. To my dismay, when I was working in this arena, when church rolls were overlaid with voter rolls, the disparity was amazing.

As citizens of the United States of America, our responsibility is to vote. One vote can make the difference and we must never shirk our duty.

As I peer into the future for my grandgirlies, I’m so thankful that I can trust God’s plans for them. His purpose will be accomplished.

10/31/12

 

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