Romans 13:11 – The hour has come for you to wake from sleep.
Can you sense the urgency of the day? The urgent need for moral direction? The urgent need for understanding? The urgent need for compassion, peace and love?
As the world seems to be running full speed ahead into brokenness and darkness, what are you to do? Christ followers are to live so radically different from the world, that the people of the world take notice. God has called you to a life that reflects His love for humankind. You can do that with your general behavior, and your attitudes. Christians are not called to be subtle and secret about loving. Loving God and loving your neighbor can outshine the darkness. But it won’t happen if you are asleep on the job. You can’t know the result of the love you allow to flow from God through you to others, but there will be a glorious unfolding of it someday… perhaps soon.
Today I am burdened by the religious persecution throughout our world. I watched a film last night called "Finding Courage" about the persecution of the Chinese who practiced Falun Gong. The CCP decided it was bad so they rounded up everyone (millions!), tortured and killed so many. Burned "propaganda and jailed those who printed fliers or even spoke of the practice. It is on-going today. And this is the China that Joe Biden wants to work more closely with! Let us pray that the Lord has mercy on us and stops the Democrats from gaining any power over America. Pray against us losing our rights to pray to you, love you, and follow you daily, Lord.
Heavenly Father, You have shown us what real love is all about. Like the Apostle Paul, we want to leave no debt outstanding except the continuing debt to love one another. Gently nudge us when we drift into selfish attitudes or behaviors that fail to show love to others. Help us especially this week when we are tempted not to be too loving toward those who have voted differently from how we did. Keep us mindful of our need to reflect Your love in everything. Thank You for Your love for us in Jesus,
Acts 26:18 – Open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.
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Lifting our elections up to the Lord helps all of us keep the focus on the most important topics as well as softens our hearts to love everyone, even those with whom we may disagree. Believing differently shouldn't stop us from sharing God's love and His Word with others.
“By yourself you're unprotected. With a friend you can face the worst. Can you round up a third? A three-stranded rope isn't easily snapped.”
Ecclesiastes 4:12 (MSG)
“Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.”
– Thomas Jefferson