Some points to ponder...
Have you been struggling, as I have, to make sense of how head and heart seem to be at odds, when contemplating the options to choose from for our upcoming general election in September?
To exercise my 3-yearly democratic right this time round, I’m not only going to have to choose a candidate and a political party to vote for, I’m also going to be able to have my say on two life/generation-changing issues – End of Life Choice and Cannabis Legalisation and Control.
I feel strongly that it’s my civic duty to find out as much information as I can about these proposed legislation changes, but I must admit that I’ve found the whole process to be quite challenging, with so much computer and newspaper time required, to carefully process all the information that's available.
Not to mention the essential process of separating fact from fiction. For every argument ‘for’, I’d come across another which contradicted it, and seemed to suggest that the proposed changes were either not in the best interests of family well-being, or were ones which directly contravened Biblical principles.
So how should I vote - where to turn to next, for guidance?
In the Bible, James 1:5 [NIV] says ..
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God,
who gives generously to all without finding fault,
And it will be given to you.
and in Psalm 25 we find these words, in verses 4 and 5 ..
Show me Your ways, Lord, teach me Your paths.
Guide me in your truth and teach me,
for You are God my Saviour,
and my hope is in you all day long.
So I have my answer, and that's what I choose to do - ask God to guide me. Thank you Lord, for reminding me that you are in control, that you do understand our human-ness and our indecisive-ness, and that you have the answer. Thank you Lord, for reminding me to look for your truth, and to ask you for your wisdom and guidance in these matters, not to rely on my own understanding.
Less of me, more of Him.