I'm so done you cannot even stick me with a fork. You know, burned to a crisp. Charcoaled black. So black you could write on me with chalk.
There are many scriptures that I attempt to live my life through. I can't share them all with you today, but one that God has placed on my mind as I write is, 2 Corinthians 6:12-18...
12 We didn't fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren't small, but you're living them in a small way.
13 I'm speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
14 Don't become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of right and wrong? That's not partnership; that's war. Is light best friends with dark?
15 Does Christ go strolling with the Devil? Do trust and mistrust hold hands?
16 Who would think of setting up pagan idols in God's holy Temple? But that is exactly what we are, each of us a temple in whom God lives. God himself put it this way: "I'll live in them, move into them; I'll be their God and they'll be my people.
17 So leave the corruption and compromise; leave it for good," says God. "Don't link up with those who will pollute you. I want you all for myself.
18 I'll be a Father to you; you'll be sons and daughters to me."
In verse 16 we read, "Who would think of setting up pagan idols in God's holy Temple?" This is exactly what Satan has done in the hearts and minds of those who spew political negativity and bullying that leaves red and blue bruises on friendships, divides families and freely slanders Christianity.
We ARE a temple in which God lives. He is alive within us, and we are to reflect Him to others through who we are because of His great love.
So, leave the corruption and compromise!!! Leave it for good. It is Satan-driven pollution. We must devote ourselves to purposeful living. This is not to say that we should not become involved in the process of political participation. It is the extreme that draws us away. The negative spirit of entitled opinion that hurts others who may choose another opinion.
No one is right but God the Father. It does not matter how learned you are or how simplistic you live. What matters is the fact that fear comes from feeling small. God does not fence us in. There is no fear with Him! We can live life so much bigger than the political arena being forced upon us.
So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Revelation 3:16
Some may claim this verse in the political arena because they are sharing loudly for one side or the other. It is good to take a stand for what we believe in. Taking a stand does not create a temperature. It is just one person's opinion of earthly governing. What creates hot and cold is how we reflect God to the world. Which is it going to be? Cold, with daggers flying into the hearts of others for what is seen as a personal political gain? Or embracing each other with kindness, tolerance, love, and Holy peace?
Fresh Find: He's got the whole world, in His hands. What a wonderful, conversation starter, globe!