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Take a Stand


San Jose - Phoenix 31Psalm 53:1

The fool has said in his heart,
There is no God.”
They are corrupt, and have done abominable iniquity;
There is none who does good.

There is no God? How can anyone in their right mind believe this? When I look around me and see wonders  like beautiful natural landscapes, waterfalls, grass, flowers, trees, stars, the sun the moon and an amazing variety of people, I know that there has to be a God who created it all.

And yet there are some very highly educated people in this world who have turned their backs on God and believe an amazingly ridiculous theory that a random event created our universe. My question is where did the things that were part of the random event come from?

I don’t claim to know where God came from but it’s a sight easier to believe that there is a higher authority that created this world than to believe it just happened. And if God created it all then there must have been a purpose for the creation. Then I, as part of the creation, must have a purpose in this life. Now the question becomes, what is my purpose in this life? It can take a lifetime to fully understand the answer to this question.

In part I understand that I am, like all believers, destined to do all that I can to bring Glory to God. This purpose, in general, could be brought forth in many ways. I don’t have to spend each day saying, “What should I do? How should I do it?” I can live this life with the understanding that God is real and He made me, which gives me worth and purpose. I want others to understand also that God is real and He loves His creation no matter how messed up they might look on the surface.

A long time ago, just after I was saved, I broke ties with a nationally known club because of their stand on abortion. I had been President and Director of this club in past years. But I could no longer have my name associated with an organization that went against my beliefs. Some people in the club thought I was wrong because the local club did not feel like they agreed with the new national platform. For me it was a game changer, though I enjoyed my time with them I felt I could no longer continue. I had to take a stand.

I think we are all  called to take a stand for our beliefs and understanding that God is alive and cares what we do. In the final judgment He is going to want an accounting for what we have done. Have we lived our lives to show His majesty, or have we lived our lives being comfortable with what others want us to do?

I am sure I have missed opportunities to show who I am and who God is in front of unbelievers. Political correctness has stifled us as a society. Would you join me this week in taking a stand for God? I will be back next week with more.

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