We have received some letters and questions from UCB supporters recently, asking for advice on how vote in Thursday’s EU Referendum.
As I am a French citizen, I am not able to vote, so I do not have to personally make a decision. However, I wanted to briefly explain some thoughts on our responsibilities as believers.
We are surrounded by many voices and opinions, and it can be very confusing. There are strong opinions on both sides of the EU Referendum from Christians, and it is true that we really need God’s wisdom. Some may even be thinking that it is ‘just one vote’ and it won’t count, but I believe every vote counts, and it is important that Christians use their voice in political decisions.
But how should you vote? Well, simply, some choices cannot be delegated. We can seek counsel from friends, but I believe it is our individual responsibility to research the facts with an open mind, to pray, and to allow the Spirit of God to guide our decision-making.
As Christians, we should look to have a Kingdom perspective. We should look to the outcome and ask which outcome will give us the most opportunity to reach people with the Gospel.
I don’t think one person can tell another person how to vote, but if we keep a Kingdom perspective in mind and ask God to give us His wisdom, He will guide us to a good choice. God’s Word reminds us in James 1:5: ‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.’
Decisions are sometimes quick and easy and other times very hard. As you head to the polling stations on Thursday, my prayer is that you will be well-informed and ready to vote with prayerful discernment.
Whatever the result, the UK will be different, and let’s believe for a great outcome that will facilitate the extension of God’s Kingdom in many lives.
Let’s continue to pray for our nation and for God’s Will to be done.