2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
Another week has passed, and those professing to be Christians have brought us disappointment once again. It isn’t anything new. Think about the life of David, known for being a man after God's own heart. I know he must have cringed just to think that people remember him for his downfall. When I read that passage, I want to yell out, “David---are you out of your ever loving mind?!” He publically messed up--- big time royal, but if we were honest with ourselves, we would have to admit, so have we. What I want to talk about today is what do we do with our mistakes Christian family? Do we give up all together, or do we move forward in hopes of redeeming ourselves?
Let me tell you this, we cannot redeem ourselves. If that was possible, then Christ would never have to come to earth to die such a terrible death on our behalf. If we could live holy lives, set apart for God by our own cognizance, then why would we even need God?
The more mature I am in Christ, the more dependent that I become on Him. I chalk it up to experience. I have done many things on my own, started something I thought was from the Lord, on my own. I have even stepped out and involved others to do good works on my own, and if you admit it, you have too. Why does such a thing happen? Perhaps it is our pride, ignorance, wanting to please man, or just sheer stupidity. In those moments, I can find myself to be singing, “Backward Christian Soldier,” for I have done all but fail. Well honestly, I’ve even done that too.
Living in a land where corrupt leaders make decisions that blatantly go against God's Word is adding fuel to the spiritual fire in me. Will I stand back and allow my neighbor, my community, my state, my country to ignore such premises? I suppose I have held my political beliefs rather closely to my chest until today, but now God is clearly stating, “If you will not stand for the things that are righteous, who will?” I believe this is a warning to all of us, who prefer to remain silent. We cannot remain silent dear ones. We are at war, and like it or not, when you gave your life to Christ, you signed up as part of His holy army. Are you marching to the tune of “Backward Christian Soldier” or are you moving forward in your relationship with the Lord by setting an example for others to follow? I personally am praying harder than ever for our President and for America’s leaders all over this land. We are still a country“Under God,” and if we are to remain so, we must make a choice to stand up, or stand back. I choose to stand up. Will you join me?
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Jane Morin is an international speaker, worship leader, Bible teacher, and award-winning author. Her latest re-release, The Weapons Of Our Warfare is now available on Kindle Books! Learn how to fight the "fight of faith" effectively and snatch up your copy today!