16 “Pay attention, now! I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. So be as cunning as serpents and as innocent as doves.
Jesus’ Words written by Matthew Chapter 10 verse 16 ISV
I had my second installment of the Marriage challenge all set to go but am writing this instead. The next post will be the Marriage #2 Challenge.
Why am I changing my blog post? Because of the severity and priority of what is at stake in our country.
As Christians, we are to test all things and hold fast to what is good (Letter to the Thessalonian church, chapter 5 verse 21). We are also being sent out into the world as sheep among wolves and as shrewd as snakes, yet Jesus wants us to be innocent as doves(above quoted verse)…
What does the above mean? I n this case, it means as the elections get nearer:
1. We are to represent Christ still as His sheep. He tells us that His sheep hear His voice and obey or follow (John 10 verse 27). We follow His lead of not trusting the world because the world doesn’t know its Savior. (John 1 verses 9 & 10). We must stand with Christ alone. We must not get into the world’s affairs as the world.
Wait, what are you saying? That we can’t be part of this election process?!
What is wrong with you? We need to be in the world and not of the world!
No, that is not, I repeat, that is not what I am saying. But as Christians, we must be above the world. Not in the holier than thou mentality but in the< I am pointing people to Christ attitude>.
2. We are watching this country divided. We cannot be part of this division and contention because we know who the author of confusion, contention and lies is. Most of us know who we are voting for and watching two people rip each other apart on a national and worldwide stage is not going to change our minds. The debate is on a Sunday night when Christians should be coming together in fellowship. Why are Christians not being shrewd as serpents and changing the world instead of following it? Why should the world dictate when to watch instead of us dictating that we will not be moved on our stance that Sundays are for God and family and not two dubious people bickering like kindergartners?
Remember, we are not to conform to this world but transform ourselves to our renewing of our minds. Why? So that we prove what is good and what is acceptable to God’s will (Romans 12:2).
3. What if instead of viewing that runaway train(Presidential Debate), we got on our knees and started praying for those two candidates to really come to know Christ in an intimate and relational way? What if we all in one accord stopped posting stuff on social media on who burned the other and started asking God to forgive our country for its sins? Including ours? And to bring back leaders that will listen to His Godly moral truths and commandments?
I ask you today to come alongside those of us that have decided enough is enough. We want a united country which does not look at the color of the skin but the sincere heart of an individual.
We want leaders that will not divide but repair this flatlining country. We want the only One that can take these dead bones and revive them like He did Israel after two thousand years of wandering from country to country.
I want back the country I grew up in when I was a kid. It wasn’t perfect, but it was still following Godly principles.
Stand with me, pray like never before. We can’t do it alone. We need the Lord and Savior of the world to come and breath life and more abundantly to us. Jesus is the only One that can change this generation of leadership which has lost its way so far from Him.
Whether you are liberal or conservative, you know what I am saying is true. Forget the party affiliation lines, meet me halfway and make a commitment to pray for our country, the future leaders, and for us to come together as a nation. Not divided along ethnic or political or demographics…