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2016 Presidential Election – My Thoughts

Philippians 2:2

then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

112015 Ray McDonaldThis will be a short devotional today – but it will have much to ponder. First – how’s your Prayer/Fast going? I pray it is going well and that God is speaking to you.

Second – and lastly – the Presidential Elections of 2016 are not going well. I’m not talking about my candidate doing well or not. I’m talking about the way ALL of the candidates are acting – both parties. Childish would not be strong enough. Making fun of one another – the way they talk – their physical appearance – their gender – and more is not what we the voters want to see – IMHO. I know I would much rather hear a debate on the issues of the day – like the economy – national security – immigration – the Supreme Court – race relations – entitlement programs – the environment – and more.  I’d much rather hear their agenda moving forward than to listen to them cutting down their counterparts.

Here is today’s passage in partial context. Philippians 2:1–4 – 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Most of the candidates claim to be Christian – yet – IMHO – they are not acting in a Christ like manner! Enough said…  Your thoughts are welcome!

Just something to think about today as you go on your way.

P.S. – If you were hoping I would support someone in my blog today – sorry to disappoint.

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March 1, 2016 - Posted by | Community, Daily Devotion, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Lenten Thought, Personal, Prayer, Theology | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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