Don’t get me wrong I love gaining knowledge about politics. I was excited to vote in the primaries and I’m as excited as you can be in this election to vote in November for our next president.

But to be honest, I’m tired of seeing political debates all over my Facebook.

I’m tired of seeing “100 things I’d rather do than vote for Hilary”, or “100 things I’d rather do than vote for Trump”.

And as funny as it is to watch two people from my high school who did not know each other debate online in front of everyone, I’m tired of it.

What I want is a country that first stands for Jesus.

What if everyone was as vocal about their faith as they are about vocalizing their political views. What if we focused more time and energy into loving one another, instead of debating over Facebook when you both know neither of you will change opinions. What if we as a nation first stand with God and focus on making our faith about something more than going to church on Easter and Christmas morning.

So yes, I have a political opinion. But that is not as important as my faith and relationship with the King of Kings. I want to focus on dancing with Jesus this fall. I want to take His hand and let Him pursue me and make my life a walking masterpiece that paints a small picture of His glory. I want to follow Him step after step. I want to live a life that captures the heart of my Savior and causes those around to stop and see God moving in my life.

So here’s to One that created our minds to problem-solve and have opinions. Here’s to the Wonderful Counselor who gave us a mouth to speak life and even fingers to write encouragement and not hate. And here’s to a God who is our leader. I’m following Him this election. I’m focusing on spreading His name first.

So #ImWithJesus and I’m ready to #MakeAmericaBelieveAgain.

Let us believe that the same God who created sunrises, puppies and laughter created you and me. He hung the stars and painted the sea. He loves us more than all those combined and looks down on you says “yeah that one is mine”.

He wants us to hang-out with Him and to stand by Him as both our friend and as our leader. He wants us to tell others about Him so they can have a relationship with Him as well.

The gospel is urgent. The Lord has reminded me that this week. At the gates God won’t ask me how many people I changed from being democrat to republican or republican to democrat. He will ask me how much I loved Him. How I lived a life that pointed to Him. And I hope I can turn around and see those I love. I hope I see those I knew well and those I kind of knew. I hope they get to be in eternity.

 “And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16

Written by Grace Valentine

I love Jesus, diet coke and sunflowers. I wish I lived in the mountains, but love the two states I call home--Louisiana and Texas. I can watch Criminal Minds all day and dream of one day owning an ice cream truck for fun. However, my main goal in life is that more girls will realize the worth they have through Christ Jesus--and with Him and Him only we are enough.

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