Voting And Pride

Today, I’d like to talk with you about voting. This is not a plea to vote; for I’ve done this many times. I’m also sure that many of you are doing this. However, there is something we need to address pertaining to this topic: pride. I am sure many of you already know this, but I am for President Trump because of the many things that he does for the Church. You may be the same. Perhaps, the Lord may call us to still support Trump after our prayers. Or, maybe you are against him. Regardless of our beliefs or views, we need to pray about our decisions. That is true humility. Jesus did NOTHING unless the Father was sought.

Next, I’d like to address a video that I have posted on here before. I’ll post it again just in case you missed it:

Well, Pastor Shane (and anyone else reading this), all struggle with pride. All struggle with leaning on their own oppinions and ALL struggle with thinking that their interpretation of Scripture is correct.

My friend Maria who attends the church that bought our facility, The Parish, for her own reasons does not lean toward voting for the President. Now now, before you start calling her names, let me finish. She was used by the Spirit in the area that I am now introduced with the idea of praying about voting. We talked about pride and its pitfalls and how we want to be kingdom-minded, not earthly-minded where we make decisions based on our own biases or oppinions. I’ll now leave you with this Scripture:

“Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; reverently fear and worship the Lord and turn [entirely] away from evil. [Prov. 8:13.] It shall be health to your nerves and sinews, and marrow and moistening to your bones.”

Proverbs 3:5-8 AMPC

“Trust in and rely confidently on the LORD with all your heart And do not rely on your own insight or understanding. In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him, And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way]. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil. It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles—all your inner parts] And refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.”

Proverbs 3:5-8 AMP

“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go. Don’t think for a moment that you know it all, for wisdom comes when you adore him with undivided devotion and avoid everything that’s wrong. Then you will find the healing refreshment your body and spirit long for.”

Proverbs 3:5-8 TPT

Love in Christ,


By Patelin Cogswell

My name is Patelin Cogswell. I was born on September 24, 1998. I was born in Oklahoma City. I went to Oklahoma School for the Blind and graduated in 2017. I am called as a Minister of the Gospel and an Intercessor. However, this is not about me. My life is dedicated to making Christ alone. This blog was called because I didn’t want my name on the blog like others do because I feel like it is not me living but Christ living through me.

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