Last night was debate number three. I decided to write about it today instead of last night, as I was having a lot of trouble behaving and basically not rubbing President Obama’s victory into the faces of some who appear to dislike and even hate President Obama. They don’t hesitate to make their own negative thoughts of the president loud and clear to everyone, so it’s so hard not to do the same. Of course, this isn’t the least bit Christian of them or me and after I found that scripture that I placed onto the top of this post, entitled “Our Cherished Vote,” I decided that I better start attempting to act like a follower of Jesus Christ even when it comes to supporting my presidential candidate.
I’ve read a lot of blogs and facebooks lately, and many people who love the Lord don’t hesitate to slander, condemn, judge, and quite literally accuse President Obama of countless awful, ugly things. There is gloating and tangible hate for the president from people that profess a love of our Father who art in Heaven. I just don’t understand this. As much as I dislike and don’t trust Governor Mitt Romney, and believe that he is not at all what or who he appears to be, I don’t wish him harm or hate him. I just don’t want him to be the president of this country that I love with all of my heart. I don’t think he’s going to be good for anybody but his rich cronies; I highly doubt he’ll be good for America.
I have a lot of judgment I can offer in respect to this man, believe me, if I wanted to really get into what I think about him. As Christians, I cannot comprehend followers of Jesus Christ voting for someone that claims belief in something that completely rejects Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, that claims Mary wasn’t a virgin, that believes in other gods and things that I know God doesn’t approve of, based upon what the bible says; nevertheless, I know we’re all entitled to listen to God’s voice within our hearts and make our minds up, so I’m trying not to be too over the top with my campaigning for Obama on my blog or elsewhere. I’m trying to be respectful of other people’s points of view.
I do have to say, though, that last night Governor Romney was very rude to Candy Crowley and to President Obama; in fact, he appeared to be mocking our president, and thus I lost even more respect for him as the night went on. I did pray for him and the president, however, before the debate even started. My daughter and I both hit our knees and asked for God’s blessing on the two men. This political season has been very tricky for me as a follower of Jesus Christ, who is trying to follow the bible and the words of Jesus Christ in daily living. My conscience keeps me on the straight and narrow most of the time, but it’s easy to slip up and act in an inappropriate way sometimes. By “inappropriate” I mean acting in a way that Jesus Christ wouldn’t approve of, a way that HE would not act.
I want Him to be proud of me in all I do, my speech, actions, thoughts, and all of my behavior. I’m committed to being a Christian for the duration of my life and after death, so I want to get it right because of a very deep love and loyalty I have for God. It’s just so hard… and I know it’s hard for everybody, including my fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. This election has been a real distraction and I’ll be glad when it’s over and I can get back to my normal life and focus on the routine things I normally deal with. I’ve been very nervous about this election, and I simply need to relax and just trust God about it all.
Anyway, I thought a lot of President Obama last night. I was filled with pride at how strong he was, and how brave. I know that he is a non-confrontational kind of person, so it was hard for him to stand up to Governor Romney and behave in an aggressive manner. He was passionate and polite, though, and calm, cool, and collected the majority of the debate, (despite getting tough on Romney). I do hope he wins this election very, very much, but I’m trusting God that all will go according to His will, not mine. God has His reasons for everything that happens in this life and He will bring good out of the worst of things for those who believe and love Him. If we wind up with Governor Romney as our president, I will try my best to pray for him and hope the best for his presidency, but it won’t be easy.
- Andrew C (✓): Last Night’s Debate – Charles P. Pierce at the Presidential Debate – Esquire (esquire.com)
- Mitt’s Jesus, Barack’s Jesus, and Why Christ’s Color Matters (religiondispatches.org)
- Jesus Christ Is Watching: Will You Vote For Mitt Romney (Mormon Cult Leader)? (truelogic.wordpress.com)
- I am shocked at Mitt Romney! (goodolewoody.wordpress.com)
- A Flustered Romney Finds Himself Debating the Moderator Rather Than Obama (politicker.com)
- Mitt Romney Brought Every Mitt Romney He Could to the Debate Tonight, and President Obama Destroyed Them All (slog.thestranger.com)
- The moment Romney lost the debate: Obama scolds Romney on Libya (video) (americablog.com)
- We may be witnessing the final days of the Obama Presidency (itv.com)
- To You My Lord (shelleywilliamsblog.com)
- WATCH: Mitt Romney Barrels Over Candy Crowley (huffingtonpost.com)