He is not afraid of a challenge
We make such hard turns these days. We use the word “hate” in place of anyone who disagrees with us. We use the word “judgement” in place of the word confrontation when a loving friend wants to help us grow. There is no room for dissent and debates no longer happen.
By the time we actually engage in conversation with another who does not believe like we do, we have already conferred on multiple occasions with our friends who will not contest our position and are completely convinced our point of view is the best.
We abuse the word “love” when what we really mean is acceptance of any and every behavior.
We have been fooled into believing there are two points of view, liberal and conservative.
We have erased the word “sin” from our vocabulary as this one cannot exist with our new found definition of love. Along with sin, we have erased “repentance” and “conscience”, there by slaying our heart. That warm, living, and beating thing we feel in our chest which whispers more about how to live than all of this shouting with words and ALL CAPS.
This is a challenging climate we live in, where all of us are forcing each other into such narrow mindedness. There is an answer to all of this confusion. Sadly, it is not found in forcing answers to abortion, racism, same sex marriage or which flag one flies.
It is found in solitude, asking, seeking answers, reaching out to Jesus. It is found in challenging and testing Him to see if He will come to you, make your heart alive again. It is found in sitting close to those who will listen, not just to your outer angst but to your inner desires, hopes and fears. It is found in becoming vulnerable about those things inside which really matter.
Let’s be honest. We are afraid, over entertained and just trying to put band aids on our deepest hurts. This is no way to live. Always accusing, demanding our own way, not realizing what we say and do matters. We need a new kind of life.
We need more of the presence of God in our personal lives. Taste and see. Put Him to the task. See what happens.
Taste and see that the Lord is good;
blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.