Taking a Stand

If we can’t take a stand in our homes, we can’t do so in society.

Good morning, everyone. The sentence above has been waiting to be posted for a while. Since Deidre and I published our first book in 2004 (For Such A Time As This . . . We Are But Small Voices) and updated it into the 2016 One God, Two Voices, this thought has resonated in our hearts and minds. We still talk about it occasionally. 

Are parents instilling Godly values into their families at home? Do they stand for such values in their community, “speaking the truth in love” (Eph. 4:15), or do they remain silent and accommodating to avoid being “cancelled?” We have been called to be Salt and Light to a lost world (Matt. 5:13-16). We do this even in difficult circumstances, speaking and acting in love, not judgement, even though it may be perceived as such. It’s hard because it’s so much easier just to go along with current view on the culture. I would ask you: what does God expect of us and how are we to live our lives?

The answer is that He has called us to be different, to be in the world but not of the world (John 15:19, Romans 12:2). This pleases our Heavenly Father, but doesn’t make us too popular. However, being popular doesn’t bring lasting results for God’s kingdom. Standing for His truth does.

Are you ready to stand, starting at home? Can you say, “no” to clothing styles, violent video games and movies, and current acceptance of all things sexual? I hope so because our children deserve better.

Blessings . . . Sue

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