Jan 21, 2017

Every Voice Matters

In response to people's responses about the election, I have been posting thoughts on Facebook. Since everyone is not on Facebook, thought I'd collect them and post them here, too. I encourage all of you to pray, and to speak out for righteousness when given the chance. 
Every voice matters.

Up early today, 4:30, praying for the Inauguration today, and for our country. Lord, we need You! Come, Lord Jesus, come in might and power and love, protect President-elect Trump and his family, President Obama and his family, and all those who will be in DC today. Thank you for your salvation that is available to all, may Your presence be felt in DC today.
Just watched the Obamas welcoming the Trumps at the White House. If people who supported Obama would take his lead and be graciously accepting like he is being right now instead of spending their time organizing and participating in protests to something they cannot change, there'd be a whole lot less hate going around.
This morning
From Toby Mac post: "If you can't be kind, be quiet."
Reminds me of a Third Day song: "If you can't say something good, don't say nothing at all."
All lives matter, including the one that's in the womb.
I am disturbed and grieved by how many Christians think that abortion is okay - who support causes and endorse people who are pro-abortion. The Bible is very clear that life begins at conception. Taking an innocent life is called murder, and it's a sin. Not an unforgivable sin, but it is definitely a sin. I'll come right out and say it, abortion is murder.
Call out to God, and see if you don't have a conviction, however small, that abortion is wrong and that you may have been deceived. Talk to Him about how you believe and why, and let Him speak to your heart and your spirit. I promise you He will if you really want to know the truth. I am praying with you.
Remember that if you're not for God, you are against Him.
There is no middle ground.
Someone I know asked a question in a FB post. My answer was to disagree with what she posted, and not in a mean way.
She immediately unfriended me. That's very sad.

If you are preaching acceptance and love and tolerance, yet are rigid and intolerant of someone when they disagree with you, might want to think about practicing what you are preaching.

You may not think your blog, or Facebook posts, or tweets can make a difference. You may get tired or discouraged when you don't get likes or shares. Keep posting anyway.
Someone who is a huge inspiration to me is Joan Sanusi. Day in and day out, she posts the Word...encouragement...conviction. She is faithfully using the voice God gave her to spread His truth, love, and righteousness. What a legacy Joan is building with her words! Check out her blog Radiant Glory of Love. 

With all the angry voices out there, we need more godly voices of truth in social media. We all have a ministry to reach the lost.
Yes and amen, every voice matters!
In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:1-5, NIV)

1 comment:

Thank you for your G-rated comments!