October 4, 2012

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding

I'm taking a huge risk today and posting something a little controversial.  In the form of politics.  GASP!  I usually steer clear of those kinds of things.  I, for one, detest politics.  But I felt the need to share, regardless.
It's just my opinion.  MY opinion. It doesn't have to be yours.  We can even still be friends (he he he).  If yours does differ, feel free to share.  I won't take offense.  PROMISE!
While contemplating which presidential candidate to vote for, I had a lot of things to consider. Honestly, there are fantastic PROPOSALS on both sides. Whether or not those proposed claims/reforms would A. actually come to fruition or B. even work as intended, is really a gamble. No one really knows.

It's a well known fact that Gov. Romney is a Mormon (LDS) and it's a well know fact that I, too, am a Mormon (LDS).  

Put that thought aside.  Forget it.  I would never vote for him just because we happen to attend the same church/organization.  
My vote, in fact, comes down to something far more simple.  God.

When has our land and even the Holy Land been most prosperous?  What times have know greatest peace and joy? 
Look to the scriptures. Bible and/or Book of Mormon. The answer is clear.

In ancient times, as well as times more recent, the world has known it's greatest prosperity when it has been ruled/governed by righteous men who are seeking to follow God's commandments.

Do I believe that all of Gov. Romney's ideas are directly "from God". No.  Do I believe that everything Gov. Romney says will "come to pass".  No.


What matters to me is that, I BELIEVE, ROMNEY WILL SEEK TO PUT GOD BACK INTO THIS COUNTRY, on whom it was founded (In God We Trust), instead of purposely trying to shut him out.
Any man, be he Catholic, Jew, Mormon, WHATEVER, whom I believed would do the same would secure my vote.  
President Obama is NOT that kind of man.  
So Mitt Romney is where my vote lies.

Please be prayerful about your vote. Whatever answer you come up with, the one that finds you with peace in your heart, is the one you should follow.

Republican or Democrat. Mormon or Not. Does it really matter? NO!!!!

What matters is that we, as an AMERICAN people, put our trust in GOD and seek his guidance in our decision of whom will best govern us because...well, GOD knows!

That's my peace.
Take it or leave it.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Prov. 3:5)
"Blessed are all they that put their trust in him," Ps. 2:12 (Jer. 17:7; Hel. 12:1)
"none … that trust in him shall be desolate," Ps. 34:22 
"better to trust in the Lord than … in man," Ps. 118:8
 "whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he," Prov. 16:20
 "putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe," Prov. 29:25 (Alma 61:13)
 "salvation might come to him that should put his trust," Mosiah 4:6
"humbled themselves and put their trust in … God," Alma 5:13 
"trust in our God who has given us victory," Alma 58:33
P.S. I love to hear from you! 
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Messy Musings said...

Mel - I totally agree with what you said, and admire you for saying it!!

I never pay attention to the political party a candidate belongs to. Vote for the PERSON NOT THE PARTY who will do the best job possible... that is my mantra!! Look at not just what they say, but how they act, what they do (especially when they "think" no one is looking), who they associate with, and of course the record of where they lead. "By their fruits ye shall know them"!!

I don't always like expressing my personal political preferences - but in this instance perhaps I should be more vocal and simply say that... I believe Mitt Romney is hands-down more qualified to lead this country!! Heaven help us otherwise. There, now I said it!!

Kara said...

It's nice to find another Mormon who thinks similarly to me and doesn't just check off republican boxes and think they're just great for voting.

What's always in the back of my mind is something Pres Benson said while he was in the US government.....that no one could hold an office further than what he was (Ag Sec) at without compromising his values. There are still a few things that have yet to come to pass within the US government before it can be rebuilt in righteousness....do I think Romney is that person? No. I feel like he is a show. And definitely not Obama. The world politics are so much bigger than the US (surprise to many pompous and ignorant Americans.) I would have voted for the guy who nobody (media) talks about. The man who actually thinks and values basic principles (Ron Paul.)

I have no interest in politics either and this is the most I've said about it yet. lol.

Unknown said...

I want my President to trust and believe in God, and to yes, bring God back into our country. Somehow religious freedom has somehow turned into striking "God" from everything. Unless there is a terrorist attack or something and then everyone talks about God and prayer, but we should be doing that day in and day out. It seems like also, to keep everyone happy, we just allow doing everything and anything to be ok like there are no longer morals and Godly principles. I like your post Melanie.

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