10. In the Voting Booth

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“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when a wicked man rules, people groan” (Proverbs 29:2 NAS).

America travels along rocky terrain at this point in our nation’s history. We have the right and privilege to elect leaders to represent us. But if we throw up our hands in despair and choose not to educate ourselves or participate in elections, we place the future of our nation, our future, and our kids’ future in the hands of people who may very well be part of Satan’s lies.

My husband and I attended a meet-the-candidate night for one of our national House of Representatives’ seats last night. Before we arrived, we researched the candidate’s history as well as researched the other opponents. Were there other things I would have enjoyed more? Of course. But this election is more important.

Like my finger on the TV’s remote-control judges and censors what enters the hearts and minds in my home, so my finger on the button in the voting booth judges and censors—or aids—the enemies of this land into offices of leadership. Very often in history, God gave His people exactly what they demanded. But reading, hearing, and heeding God’s Word gives us the ability to make righteous judgments.

Wife, mother, and Mimi, freelance artist and photographer, DiAne Gates writes for children, young adults, and non-fiction for adults through her blogs, http://dianegates.wordpress.com/ and www.floridagirlturnedtexan.wordpress.com. She also facilitates a GriefShare support group. DiAne’s award winning, ROPED, first in her western adventure series released July of 2015, and the second book, TWISTED, released by Pelican Book Group July 14, 2017. Third book in this series, UNTIED, is her WIP. Visit DiAne on Facebook.

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