“What influence can we have on our culture? If we want to be believable, we must believe our Lord who has spoken. So, let us be careful to be calm, not afraid, and not lose heart; let us be confident in God’s ability to perform in history all He said He would do. And let us hold fast to the assurance that our God is with is and His purposes will prevail. All human power and human wisdom fall before the power and wisdom of our God and King.“
Taken from my BSF bible study notes this week. It really hit home with me as I look around me and notice that from the outside, I appear no different than any of my neighbors. I need to stand out like a sore thumb as I stand for the things of God. Knowing that God has the whole world in His hands and that history has proven that He controls everything. I can stand proud to call myself a Christian even as our culture and country persecute people like me for simply being ourselves. Who should I fear? Man? No, I do not fear any man (or woman) because though they can take my property, family and even my life, they cannot take my God away from me. And ultimately it is He who I will be with someday and I pray daily that He will be faithful to bring all my family and friends to Him as well.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave his ONE AND ONLY SON that whoever believes in HIM (THE SON, JESUS) would not die, but have everlasting life. (In heaven)
Emphasis is my own…I find it important to add my own notes so everyone is clear what that verse says!