Archive for December, 2015

An Open Letter to….me

Christian….you are at war and you have been at war for a long time.

With everything that has gone on in the past month (really even longer than that), it is time for true believers to realize you have always been on a battlefield.  You just chose to treat it like a playground and are trying to stay in your “happy place” all the time.  Brothers and Sisters, this should not be happening.

We ask questions like “How can this be happening, why is it so bad in the world, how did it get this way?”  Yet while we ask those questions, we have sat by and done nothing out of fear of being labeled.  We are afraid of being called a name…name calling, you remember that when you were a kid, don’t you?  You used to even come back with the standard reply of “I know you are, but what am I” or the infamous “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  Yes words hurt, but we have become do fearful of them, we have now almost lost our voice.  As a matter of fact, even when we get in an “uproar” all we can do now is “boycott” a place or product (we really showed Disney back in the 90’s didn’t we…).  People know now that we will get ruffled for a little while (one, maybe two weeks) and then we will be done with it.  Kind of like that temper tantrum you threw when you were a kid (how did that work out for you).

Have we forgotten the words of Jesus about being hated by even our relatives?  We think persecution is Starbucks serving coffee in a red cup during the Christmas season, but not having the words “Merry Christmas” on it.  If we stay on the course we are on right on, we might soon begin to realize what persecution really is.

It is time dear Christian to realize this field you are on is not a playground…it is a battleground.  You better cinch in your armor (Ephesians 6:10-17) and stand and fight.  War has been here and war is here to stay until God ushers in the new heaven and the new earth.  Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves (Luke 10:3).  By the way, wolves prey on lambs because they are defenseless to them, but the wolves forget about the Shepherd.  Since God is for us, who can be against us?

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