There’s so much I’ve been wanting to say for several months. But you can say life, work, mismanaged priorities, and neglect all-in-one became a muzzle. I’ve watched how numerous events have unfolded in just 25 days. I can only imagine what we’re in for this year. But after seeing social media and the internet flooded with jaw-dropping developments daily, I think it’s about time I put my fingers to use, and sound the alarm. This by no means is to bring condemnation and shame. Jesus died so that we wouldn’t have to live in constant condemnation and shame. But this is a cry for sobriety, better yet a wake up call for those who are numb, dull (not sharpened), and indifferent.
This week, I’ve been flooded and a little overwhelmed with what my eyes have seen. I kept hearing the rattling and chatter of this latest development. I waiver with hesitation and wonder should I get involved. Do I want to add something else to the mental list of thoughts, I meditate on? Would this bring me worry, or would this bring sadness? But this…this event…it’s imperative I make my stance known.
Injustice, violence, crime, racism, abuse, child trafficking, and more heinous acts have increased at an alarming level. Exposure of high-ranking people of influence combined with tolerance and compromise, has become a gateway of disaster in my nation. As a citizen of the United States of America, and a citizen of the kingdom of God, this matter I’m speaking of DOES affect me. And for that cause, I won’t be silent.
In a matter of days, it’s come to my attention that mothers have the right to kill their babies (or abort them up until “legal” birth), when they’re full term. WHAT???? Yes. I don’t expect neither do I look for those who don’t know Christ to understand my stance. And I’m okay with that, and I love them regardless. But to my fellow brothers and sisters who profess Jesus Christ as lord and savior, said the prayer of salvation, got baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost, here’s my plea to you. I understand the lines of sin and righteousness have become highly ambiguous and confused. We’re in a “blurred lines” predicament right now. I get we’re living in a time where, if it doesn’t look, feel, sound, feel, or taste bad it’s okay to carry out. As long as no one catches you, it’s all good. If I can understand or conceptualize it, even justify it, it’s okay. As long as worldly, earthly, man-made systems legalizes or condones the action, you’re in the clear. But let me tell you the problem with this faulty, erroneous, backwards way of thinking.
When you chose to profess and make Jesus Christ your lord and savior, you promised to live your life for him. You made a vow, oath, and covenant to love, worship, and glorify God with your life. And that you’ll love your neighbor as you love yourself. So why is it when the “systems of this world” promote agendas that OPENLY oppose God and his standards, you try to intellectualize, emotionalize rationalize, and gratify it? Why would a believer, a Christ-follower try to justify an action like this, or any other rebellious act against God? I can only imagine what God sees right now. I can imagine how sees millions of Americans pack out churches, and they’re present physically. But only a few love God with all their hearts. Only a few show God love with their actions. Only a few love God with their lips AND their hearts. I can only imagine the picture this paints to God right now.
For my brothers and sisters who try to justify this, let’s use our imagination for a bit. Imagine if Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was aborted at full term by his mother. Imagine if 1955, Selma, Washington D.C., the “I Have a Dream” speech, the Civil Rights Movement never came about. Where would African-Americans and minorities be as a people in this nation? Imagine if George Washington Carver’s mother terminated him at full term. Would we REALLY have discovered over 300 uses for the peanut? Would Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad even exist? Would Jesus exist…I can only imagine what would’ve happen.
I’m toil and wrestle back and forth with how can some believers, be content with this, along with everything else that’s being exposed. I’m becoming upset and rather angry over our indifference to sin and rebellion. Just because everyone else is doing it, or so much is going on, or you have “so much going on”, doesn’t merit us the right to abandon what God said. Because wickedness and iniquity is at an all time high, I see how it’s easy to become numb and desensitized to all of this.
Like never before, I pray that before revival happens, there’s a revival of conviction and repentance in my nation. That those who identify with Christ, will burn on fire for him again. That we get back to our first love. And that we become the salt of the earth, by raising and living out a holy standard (and not talking about outer attire, but that helps as well). I pray against the spirit of murder, and I apply the blood of Jesus over our children and babies. That conviction grips the hearts of those condoning these actions, and that they immediately repent and turn away from their actions. That we learn to come together and stand for and WITH God, despite adversity from the world. I pray God’s mercy through this whole ordeal, because this…this won’t fly with him at all. May believers all across the world be outraged and provoked to prayer and intercession, by ALL types of sin and injustice.
Until next time ya’ll. Let this year be the year to gain a different perspective, than what we had last year.
*If you’ve never accepted Jesus Christ as lord and savior, or if you did but now you feel far away from him, repeat this aloud. “Jesus, I believe that you’re lord, savior, and that you died on the cross for me, and was resurrected from the dead. I believe that you’re coming back for me again one day. I repent for the sin in my life, and I ask you to come into my heart, and show me how to love you with all my heart. In Jesus name, amen.” If you prayed this, you’re now OFFICIALLY a part of the family of God!!!! Yay!!!!!! So happy to have to have you! ❤