Taking a Stand
Humans tend to be passionate people. Our youngest son leads the pack when it comes to passionately standing up for something or someone. Our causes vary depending on what directly affects our way of life or our personal rights. Our reactions are fueled by others around us.
There is much in the media about the Zimmerman case and the protests surrounding the death of a young black teenager in Florida. Protests that have raised anger and marches across our country; yet the two white men that planned a pre-dawn trip around Tulsa shooting five black people - killing three, the media's reaction was on a smaller scale so our passion responded differently. The shooting in Tulsa resulted only in: TULSA, Oklahoma - Wednesday, "a group of black residents plans to protest outside the Tulsa County Courthouse. They are upset that the two white men accused of shooting five black people could post bond - and get out of jail."
This is but a recent example of how passion ignites and carries through the populous. The lives of those innocent victims in Tulsa are not less than the death of the teenager in Florida. Both are horrific happenings. Bottom line, the media has the most control over us influencing our views on everything.
Why am I writing about this? It's about taking a stand in your life to clean it up.
What has the most control and influence over you right now?
What is controlling your life? Is it the world, your friends, your habits and possessions, or is it the Lord?
What would the media have written about Jesus before His crucifixion? Would you have stood up for Christ or been part of the crowd pushing to watch Him die? Would there have been a follow up story? It is up to you today to be that follow up story. To take a stand for Him. He gave His life for your sins and mine. This is an ongoing story still developing today.
How passionate are you?
Words of my heart, Laurie
"Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures," 1 Corinthians 15:1 3-4