Today we exercise our rights as free citizens of this country. We get to vote. I remember the first time I voted as I was so excited that they had just lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. It was awesome! Generally only about 40% of the voters actually participate. It is not mandatory that you vote in the United States but it is in other countries across the world. Here you don’t HAVE to vote, you GET to. As with any other exercise it is optional. Voters are the nemesis of the status quo. Regardless of the rhetoric, your exercise of voting rights does make a difference.
For believers, there are rights we have as free citizens of heaven. We have the right to pray. It’s our right to seek God’s face. Other rights include participation in heavenly choices, spiritual viewpoints and right decisions. There are other rights that God has over us because we are His citizens. Unlike a president who gets voted in and out of office, God remains King of the Universe with absolute Sovereignty. Believers are blessed indeed to petition this Creator who is also Abba Father. And to stand resolutely for the Savior of the World, who made a way for us to participate in salvation. Without Christ, we have no rights. We are deserving of death. Regardless of what some people say, your decision for Christ does make a difference. And your exercise of rights as a citizen of heaven makes everything in your life different.
Oh beloved, today is your day to exercise the right of Kingdom living. You may not have realized what all is yours as this born again citizen, but the Word of God is full of the answers. From Genesis to Revelation, God’s guidelines for living are mapped out for us in love. Every Word God breathed forth was given for such a time as this in your life. You don’t have to wonder what to do, how to live or even how to vote for earthly politicians. You can talk to the Father about it all. And you can read His Words for confirmation of all that He says. He knows your situation, He knows your past, He knows your regrets, your decisions and your path. He counts nothing against you because you come to Him each day and participate in the greatest right as a child of God – for His mercies are brand new every morning. Unlike politicians who promise you one thing and deliver another, God’s promises ALWAYS deliver! Whatever it is you are struggling with, He has got the answer. But you must exercise your rights as a child of God – you cannot merely be a bystander. Oh you might get to heaven, but imagine all the riches and blessings that belong to you that you will miss!
God loves you and He’s for you! He voted you in by Grace Ballot at the Cross. You are blood bought, washed white as snow and fit for heaven. Participate in the rights that are yours by position. Not only will it make a difference in your life, it will change the lives of those around you. For you are surely of more influence as a child of God than the politicians of this earthly realm. Cast your vote for Jesus and live in the Light of His glory and grace!
Exodus 15:18 “The LORD reigns for ever and ever.”
Daniel 7:14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped Him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and His kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.
Philippians 3:20 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ
Ephesians 2:19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of His household.
I Peter 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.