This post was written for Five Minute Friday.
Word prompt--VOTE
Five minutes to free write about it.

This year, like many others, I chose to vote early, but voting means so much more than just casting my ballot in an election. It's the choices I make in my daily life--choices to do what is right and pleasing in the sight of the Lord, or choices to give in to the desires of my flesh.

As I struggle daily to overcome gluttony and slothfulness, I think of the words of Paul in Romans 15-18--I do not understand my own actions. ...  I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep doing. 

Jesus has the answer: Watch and pray so that you will not enter into temptation. For the Spirit is willing, but the body is weak.

LORD, be glorified in my life. Help me to stand strong, and to vote for the things that honor you.


  1. Amen... how we all struggle, but thank God for His grace...Have a great weekend!

  2. For sure! And which candidate do we think is more like Jesus, or doing what Jesus would want...

  3. Yes, I voted early too, and also voted as I felt the Lord would have me vote.

  4. With apologies to the Whiffenpoof Song...

    We are poor little lambs who lost our way,
    baa, baa, baa,
    and are now in a jam on election day,
    and it rubs us raw.
    In recent years we followed crowd,
    my, oh, my,
    and choice today's 'tween vague and loud
    (hear Lincoln cry!).
    But a bitter option's still a choice
    yes, oh, yes,
    so cast your vote and use your voice
    and don't just guess,
    for in guessing you'll have sore betrayed
    those fated to the world you've made.

  5. Almost everyone I know has voted early, but I will be voting on Election Day. The polling place is half a block from home and I will get there early to hope to avoid the lines.

  6. Yes and amen...We just voted at a polling place yesterday.
    Felt like I voted with a clear conscience ...

  7. Such wise words! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all would vote for the things that honor the Lord! I’m praying with you that I do, too.

  8. By the time you read this, Biden is already president elect.

    I pray that God will guide him to govern America wisely and fairly.

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