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Voting is duty that requires divine guidance
Hutchinson news ^ | 10/23/2012 | Doris Schroeder

Posted on 10/30/2012 12:53:21 AM PDT by kathsua

It does seem that in life there have been many times we've had to put all the facts out, discuss them, think about them, and then we had to make the big decision.

Sometimes we made them right and life worked out, and other times we suffered with coming to the wrong conclusion. Then, as we looked back, we wondered what in the world was the matter with us. The right decision was as clear as the nose on our faces, but we fumbled it.

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Life in itself is a continual time of decision-making - even in preparing our food to eat. Do I add more salt or seasoning to make it more tasty or do I just put the healthy components together, grit my teeth and eat it? Do I prepare packaged foods in order to save time and not worry about all the additives they bring to my diet or do I take the time to make the food from scratch?

It does seem that even though we are inundated with "time-saving" gadgets, we take more shortcuts than our ancestors did.

I can remember when my mom, a really good cook, made food "from scratch." If she made pudding for a pie or by itself, she had to make it in a double boiler, standing by the kerosene stove and stirring it until it got thick.

In order to bake bread or the German zwiebach, she had to knead the dough, let it rise, and knead some more. Then she had to put the portable oven on the kerosene stove to bake it. Of course, every evening when chore time came around, she filled the kerosene canister for the stove and the lamps with kerosene from the outside barrel, pumped water from the outside pump, separated the cream from the milk in the separator, and washed the dishes in water heated on the stove.

No wonder when she was finally done and we sat around the oil-cloth-covered kitchen table with the soft glow of the kerosene lamp, she would love to tell stories she had known since she was a schoolteacher. This was our evening's entertainment when we lived on the farm with no electricity. This is where I learned to appreciate table conversation even more than the food.

This is when I made one of the biggest decisions in my life - accepting Jesus Christ into my life. I had tried to figure out how to go about it for several years. Finally, after I had memorized 500 Bible verses in the little country school, I realized my need and knew what I had to do. I made that decision with my whole heart, and knew, as I still do, that I am going to heaven when I die.

The Bible is my guidebook when I make decisions now. It is the only book I know that has stood the test of time and it gives the answers to life quite clearly, from the very Person who created the world.

So how does that help me to choose a president for our country? Such is the predicament we face in America today. In just a few days, we will be doing our duty as American citizens and going to the polls to vote.

Oh, I know, some people think that because they are not sure either way, they decide not to take the trouble to vote at all. This is certainly a mistake. It is important because there is a lot at stake. We need to delve into all the real facts about each candidate and prayerfully consider which one is more equipped to handle the office of president of the United States.

According to the Bible, we want someone who himself looks to God for the answers, someone who is truthful and cares about other people. When we have no perfect person, we look for the one with the best attributes.

Does he tell the truth? Does he admit it when he's wrong or does he keep saying, "We're checking it out"?

If we prayerfully ask God to lead us in our decision, it will come. It is a big choice and one of the most important in our lives, and it does have to be done. Take the time to get the true facts, and then get out and vote! It is vitally important.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: divineguidance; election; president
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1 posted on 10/30/2012 12:53:29 AM PDT by kathsua
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To: kathsua
Sorry, but though a Christian, I did not need any "Divine Guidance" nor did I need to pray or contemplate before deciding how to vote

As a Vet, a Patriot and someone who loves this Country more than life (having once voluntarily put it all on the line in the service of my Country) I have had 4 years to observe how this fascist, phony, Hate-America/Military, commie has worked diligently to destroy our Republic and thus, my decision came second nature.

My "prayers" have been that we Conservatives will prevail on Nov 6 and that God will look favorably on liberating us from this true evil and devil incarnate.

2 posted on 10/30/2012 2:27:19 AM PDT by neveralib
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To: kathsua

I vote in every election. My wife choses to exercize her right not to vote. Where she grew up, the penalty for not voting was prison. She’s been a US citizen for 37 years and during that time the only exceptions were when she voted for Ronald Reagan.


3 posted on 10/30/2012 5:20:36 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Children, pets, and slaves get taken care of. Free Men take care of themselves.)
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To: neveralib

AMEN!!!


4 posted on 10/30/2012 5:58:35 AM PDT by OldEagle
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