"If My people, which are called by My name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
2 Chronicles 7:14
Dear friends, this presidential election, I considered something I never, in my adult life, dreamed I would.
For a period of time, I strongly contemplated the possibility of not exercising my right to vote.
There have been moments through this election cycle that I have been so appalled,
I absolutely felt I could not, in good conscience, go to the polls and vote for either candidate.
Then, GOD began to deal with my heart.
He began to show me what is at stake.
He brought to my mind a mental image of the nearly 60 million little souls who have never been afforded the luxury of breathing their first breath of life...
never had the chance to throw a ball, fly a kite, or pet a puppy...
all because their mother "chose" to "end her pregnancy".
He reminded me of the vast number of them who have been brutally ripped and torn apart by the hands of "surgeons" who wish to "harvest" and sell their little body parts.
Oh, dear Lord!
Then, as I watched the last debate, I listened with my own ears
as the Democratic candidate stood in the face of Almighty God and every Christian in America
and adamantly declared that, if she is elected, she will do everything she can to support Planned Parenthood and what God calls abomination...
by appointing liberal judges to the Supreme Court.
Conviction settled deep within my heart, and I knew right then and there,
that to stay home and not do my part to vote against such evil was not an option.
My heart is so heavy...I don't ever remember feeling it weigh more.
I weep, and I weep, as I pour out my soul at the feet of Jesus...
begging forgiveness for the gross sins of our nation,
pleading with Him to please have mercy...one...more...time.
I considered not broaching the subject here, since I have talked about it so much over the past few years.
But, my soul cries out within me, and I have no choice.
"Oh, my anguish, my anguish! I writhe in pain. Oh, the agony of my heart! My heart pounds within me, I cannot keep silent. For I have heard the sound of the trumpet; I have heard the battle cry."
Dear friends, I beg you to bear with me.
I don't mean to sound like a broken record.
Rather than reiterate so much that I have already said,
I feel God would have me share three things.
1. A Sermon
If you are a Christian, and if you are considering NOT going to the polls to vote this presidential election, will you please just listen to this man preach?
I know it is a bit lengthy, but I can tell you that it is well worth your time to hear him out.
He so accurately articulates so much that is weighing upon my heart right now,
and the points he makes are SO sobering.
This is not fear tactics, my friends.
This is reality.
It is where we are.
Every Christian in America, who is on the fence about what to do regarding voting this year
needs to listen to this sermon with a heart wide open.
If you are thinking about not voting,
pay special attention to the time 50:34 on this video.
If video doesn't load, click HERE.
2. A Letter
In it, she included a letter, written by Dutch Sheets.
If you are a Christian, and if you are considering not voting on Tuesday,
will you please consider reading what this man has to say?
3. A Series of Blog Posts
If you have been following or reading Homespun Devotions for very long,
you will remember the extreme burden God laid upon my heart for our nation last July.
I entitled the series, "A Spoiled Church", you might recall.
These posts are very long and wordy, but if you care to read them,
you can find them by clicking the following links.
As I finished listening to the above sermon, I was bawling like a baby,
crying out to God, pleading with Him for His mercy.
NOT because we deserve mercy...but for the sake of the millions of babies yet to be aborted,
for the sake of our precious children and grandchildren and future generations,
for the preservation of our Christian liberties,
and so much more.
Dear ones, PLEASE PRAY.
And, please, please, PLEASE, go and vote for the candidate who aligns closest to your Christian values.
Thank you for hearing me out.