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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Strong Do Not Run

There seems to be a growing trend in Christian society; a move toward becoming hermits in the wake of all the liberal advances being made in this country. I have heard it from people online (as they withdraw from certain applications) and I have heard it from people "on the street" as they throw up their hands and tell me they have accepted the fact that the USA has changed forever and we are moving to a socialist state.

But we are followers of Christ, and I say that this is the time for us to stand and be tested. In some ways I welcome it, although I recognize the hardships we will face as this culture grows in its opposition to God and tradition. Here in the good old USA we have been knights in our castles, individually enjoying a wide array of pleasures while the armor of God rusts in our closets.

The strong do not run; the strong draw their resiliency and their hope from the Lord Christ himself. We must prepare ourselves for battle, to take courage and strive to live in the fruits of the spirit. It is time for true religion to shine and for those who have embraced the world to be ashamed and repent. It is time to pull out our armor and polish it, to hone our swords for the spiritual battle for the hearts and minds of those who live around us.

Ephesians 6:10

2 comments:

Writer4Christ said...

Amen! We need to pray for our leaders. We should step outside our comfort zones (in different ways for everyone of us) sometimes and do what God wants us to do. It can be so hard for us to do that but it is worth it.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this. We need to stand, and I too often fall short. Thank you for your reminder to stand. Very powerful post for teens like myself. Thank you.

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