“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.” Hebrews 10:22-24
I have been very silent these past few weeks as I watch my world changing rapidly before my very own eyes. I have woken up with painful knots in my stomach accompanied with unsettling feelings and paralyzing fear that has knocked the breath out of me. You see I always have an opinion, but I wanted to sit back and let my aggressive anger towards the news settle before I spoke out. I will not keep you wading in my thoughts on gay marriage or the race wars going on in our country, instead I would like to bring you to a standing halt inside your own heart, your own mind, your own opinion with this very question.
What beliefs do you stand firm in?
Have you waivered from what you once knew to be true? (if so) What circumstances or people have influenced your change?
This question has opened my eyes and encouraged me to dive deep into my heart to uncover the hidden truths of my own beliefs.
What do you believe? What would you fight for? Will you sit back blinded by this so called acceptance of evil and hate in our world? Do you truly believe in this new age “equality for all” and “ALL goes attitude!?” This doesn’t seem to be true between all the opinions between us all, because we still fight, argue, and debate until we are blue in the face about every single thing that is outside the lines of our comfort.
I want to spur you in love today to cling to your faith and the truth that you know. What does it mean to you to really live by faith? How does the life you live reflect your love for Christ? Have you lost your way? Have you been tossing around like a ship lost at sea to and fro believing one thing one day and another the next? I urge you to dig deep, pray for more faith, and cling to and stand firm on the Word of God! Now more then ever we will need to believe and not waiver from our trust and hope in Christ.
This equality for all that the World is seeking is nothing less then the seduction of Satan…playing on our own fleshly desires to have the freedom to believe what we want. He is using our own selfishness to be right and our pride to rebel against our very own creator. We want to play God and make our own Laws. It’s his oldest trick in the book he used on Eve way back in the day in the Garden. God doesn’t want you to know as much as he does. Surely he doesn’t care about you….
There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death. Proverbs 14:12
If equality goes against God’s best for us his children, then it is not the right kind of equality we should strive to obtain.
Matthew 24:10 Jesus is warning us of things to come in the last days. He says, “At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”
Pray that you will not be deceived. Pray that truth and discernment prevails in your heart and your mind. Pray for your children’s hearts and minds to not turn cold or be deceived as well.
God has no favorites, he holds no human any higher then the other. He loves us all the same and his free grace and mercy if for who so ever will believe and receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior. He wants us to love one another with brotherly love. He wants us to encourage and build up each other, esteem each other, help hold each other accountable. I think if we spent more time focusing on how he treats us and mirror his love for us onto each other, all this hate would cancel out. There would be no time to build divisions amongst each other. No living by comparisons.
We don’t truly love! We tear each other down with our words and our actions as we bury our own pride and insecurities that are living inside of our souls. We gossip, and secretly curse each other. We mock and ridicule one another. We think we are better then each other, and we even actually believe we are more deserving of attention, power, and care over others. Could this possibly all steam from our disbelief in who we are as Children of God? I think the answer to that question is YES!
What do you stand for? What do you believe?
9 And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, 10 so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, 11 filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God. Philippians 1:9-11
God Bless You and Keep You!