The election is over! All of the political ads have run and the votes are in. Last night a man was proclaimed President of the United States! Whether you liked the outcome or not. It’s over! Done! Finished!
So as a Christian, what do we do now?
Here are three things that I believe that Christians need to be doing:
1. We need to humbly pray!
II Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
We need to be praying for our President! Whether the person you voted for or not won, we must pray for our elected officials!
2. We need to turn back to God and away from our wicked ways!
America has turned its back on God. While most people were focused on the presidential race that was happening last night, there were several states that legalized gay marriage. This is contrary to the Word of God. We must turn back to God and cry out for his grace and mercy!
3. We need to be “Salt and Light” in this world. Matthew 5:13-14 says,
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
God did not tell us that if one party’s representative was the President of the United States that we did not have to spread His glory to the ends of the earth. He did not tell us that if the person we voted for got elected then we were exempt from our jobs as christians.
No, God told us to be salt and light in this world! Why, so that our good works can glorify God in heaven!
So, now that the election is over, now that all of the ads are no longer and a president has been elected, what do Christians need to do?
WE NEED TO ACT LIKE CHRISTIANS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD! We need to share God’s love with this dying world and we need to complete the mission that was given to each and everyone of us that asked Jesus Christ into our lives and that is to “Go and make disciples of all nations…”