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I’ve been stewing for a couple of weeks.
thinking and pondering,
I am not a country music fan but I am familiar with the lyrics by Aaron Tipton, You’ve Got to Stand for Something or You’ll Fall for Anything. If you’re familiar, you can guess where I’m going.
And, I’m going with great trepidation but because I’ve allowed my heart and my thoughts to simmer and slow boil for many days now, I’m ready to dish it out!!!
I have no intention of being politically correct with my words today – or any day for that matter…what I do want to be is spiritually correct. I want to firmly stand on what the Word of God says on social issues – however, I am not naming the issues because THAT is not the point I want to make. The point is TO STAND and…
To know that you know you are a blood-bought child of God and are filled with His Holy Spirit who will teach you all things.
To rightly discern Holy Scripture (it is the same today as it was penned 2000 years ago).
To have the courage of my (your) convictions.
To be brave.
To have an enduring spirit.
To rise up and have a voice.
Contrary to what the world says, Everything isn’t good! There are things that are just plain bad! Things that are unholy. Things that are blasphemous. We must be bold to stand against those things. The Word is clear, 1 Peter 5.8 states, Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Y’all, Peter wasn’t using hyperbole when he wrote that – of all folks who knew the sly, sneaky schemes of the devil, Peter did!
Just because everyone is doing such and such. Just because SCOTUS says, “It’s okay.” Just because they are teaching it in school. There are certain things THAT ARE NOT RIGHT, THEY ARE CONTRARY TO GOD’S WORD and we must learn to stand against them.
My cousin said something absolutely profound in an email a few weeks ago…
I think people need to be encouraged TO STAND rather than reminded to love.
NOT to say we aren’t to LOVE – of course we are – Jesus Christ, our example, loved without condition but He also called things as they were. He loved, He gave reproof, and He instructed, Go and sin no more. He did not say, If it feels good, keep doing it.
I pray you see my heart in these words and you hear my deep yearning for all of us, who bear His name, to stand boldly and with a great courage of conviction to not waiver on The Truth of God’s Word.
If my words have not turned you away and you want to be encouraged to stand, please click on the scriptures below and encourage yourself via Bible Gateway!
- Luke 21.36
- 1 Corinthians 16.13
- Ephesians 6.11-14
- Philippians 1.27
- Philippians 4.1
- Colossians 4.12
- 2 Thessalonians 2.15
It is my whole heart’s desire TO STAND – will you stand with me?