How do we change a nation?

The May 10, 2010 elections is fast approaching.  It’ll be my first time to vote.  After 12 years since I became of legal age, this is my first time.  I am both excited since this will be the first automated polls in the country and, at the same time, apprehensive.

I’m not sure I want to vote.  When I look at the candidates, I am reminded of the saying “between the devil and the deep blue sea.”

My heart cries “Lord, where will change come from?”  And that’s how God got me.  I was looking to men for change instead of looking to Him to change this nation.

This has always been a constant question in my mind whenever I’m praying or talking to God:  How do we change the Philippines?  How can we change the hearts of men and women in government and in the grassroots?

I don’t think it’ll be sipag at tiyaga nor galing at talino or pedigree that will transform this nation.  The solution has always been God.

Programs, well-crafted policies and decrees will fail if the hearts of men remain corrupt.  Hearts won’t change unless there are God-encounters.

It is only when the River of God flows through this nation and the fire from heaven burns the injustice, the corruption and the deviousness in our hearts that this nation will see change come to this land.

Lord, we really need you.  I need to fast and pray for the coming elections.