If you are anything like me, you are sick of being inundated with political commercials. The incessant mud slinging, name calling and constant muckraking is draining. Often I wonder if campaign strategists realize how many of us look at these ads negatively and opt not to vote for those who use such tactics as a result.
Personally, I find that tuning into debates, discussions and community forums is a much better way for me to get a feel for the candidates. It amazes me that it takes so much effort to get people to concisely state what their platforms, or beliefs, are. Many officials have to practically be cornered and on camera before they tell you where they stand on the issues and their stance may change from time to time as they speak to different groups along the way to their desired office.
Then I began to think about how people view you and I are we like the evasive candidates that we critique and criticize? Do people around us know where we stand on major issues, or do we hide our faith and our love for Christ in an effort to be politically correct and no offend others who believe differently? Do we pretend to be different things in front of various groups as we strive to reach certain places socially or professionally? Are we afraid to allow people to see the real us and experience the fullness of our relationship with Christ? Take time to read this week’s scriptures and really make an effort to be transparent in your beliefs and dealings. Only what we do for Christ will last and in perilous times like these, as Christians we have to be ready to “cry loud and spare not.” (Isaiah 58:1)
We cannot afford to be quiet and longer. We must make the elderly a priority. We have to look out for the best interest of our children by intentionally improving the educational structure in all American schools. No longer can we conform to the world’s view of seeing people as disposable and dispensable; Jesus didn’t. Jesus took time to minister to those that others did not feel were worth speaking to let along touching. We too have to come to the realization that the platform of God’s people has to line up with the Word of God and the heart of God. What’s your platform”?
Monday: Matthew 12:37
Tuesday: John 3:18
Wednesday: Mark 8:38
Thursday: John 19
Friday: Psalm 20
Saturday: Psalm 16
Sunday: Head to Church
August 19, 2012 //
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