“We, as Christians, should be known for what we stand for, and not just what we stand against. ” Pastor Bryne Palmer
The red cup. The war on Christmas. The pettiness.
The world looks at Christians and already thinks we are a fickle people who attack not only the world but others. Now, we have Christians being cynical and sarcastic to one another and over what? A red cup? Now I can understand both perspectives. I am not writing this to pick a side, but in a plea for Christians to open our eyes. We are allowed our opinions. I understand that. I have mine. But we need to be wiser. We need to think before we speak, before we post, before we become facetious. Social media is a platform. It allows people whether wanted or not to post and share anything they so desire. Here is the thing Christians, 1 Corinthians 10:31 puts it this way “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Whether it be an update on Facebook, a picture on Instagram or a post on Twitter, do all things for the glory of God. Stop and think. Things such as this is why we lack the impact that we so desire to have in so many lives. Acting in such a manner makes us no different from anyone else. I want to preface we are NOT perfect. In fact, we should be the first to admit just that, and that is WHY we need our Lord and Savior.
Let’s start working on the opposite. Let us start getting known for what we do stand for. Let’s be known for our love. Our love that came down from heaven, and was a gift to us. A love that creates an inward change and that changes who we are outwardly. This weekend, Pastor Scott Thom, spoke on sin and why it is allowed in the world. In a nutshell it is for our character. You can’t have courage without a fear to face, you can not develop patience without some type of irritation. Let us work for this. Let us be known for our kindness in our exhaustion. Be known for something that makes us different even in our short comings. If we want to be radical let’s start with ourselves. We hold to the gospel, we cling to scripture and we trust in the Lord with all our hearts (Proverbs 3: 5-6). This is our aim Christians. Let’s pass this along. Let’s get the hashtag of Honor, the tweet of Trust, Instagram of Inspiration and the Facebook of Faith. Build hope my fellow believers. Let’s make a change in our actions, and cause a ripple effect in those around us.
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