Monday Morning Quarterback: Healthcare

Last night our government took its largest steps since the new deal. I have my opinions, and I’m sure you have yours. In this blog, I don’t want to get into how I feel about it. This morning I more want to reflect on the struggle of living as Christians in a democratic nation.

1. I realize that America is simply the place I have been called to be a missionary in, it is not my home. 2 Corinthians 5:20

2. I realize my example for outrage is Jesus who stood silent before Pilate when false accusations were brought before him. Mark 14:61

3. I know that has God has placed all humanly authority in its place, both good and wicked. Romans 13:1

4. I know that the Christian’s call is too great to get caught in the small battles that are often magnified. Mark 10:35-45

5. I see my priority must not be in trying to change this nation through politics, but through the gospel. Matthew 28:18-20

6. I feel within me, a sin nature which is angry when I don’t get my way, and know that my witness is more important than my opinion. Romans 7:18, Philippians 1:12-30

One Comment

  1. SparkleDiva

    I watched, pondered, prayed, lamented yesterday and appreciate your thoughts on living as a Christian in a democratic nation. What we are seeing unfold before our eyes jeopardizes our free society and I am reminded of those who silently watched as Germany was immersed in a totalitarian society. I fear we are well on this road and believe we must prayerfully seek the Lord's guidance in how each of us individually should react, be it by my lifestyle as a witness and/or verbally sharing opinions and information or other actions. Though I do not wish to live in a theocracy, I do wish to continue to have freedom to worship the way I choose, and as a born again Christian, all that I do should be in alignment with my core beliefs based on the Gospel. Good character, consistency in all that I am and not wavering according to the audience (no chameleons here), are not exclusive to the tenets of Christianity, but should be a part of the outpouring of a life based on truths and teachings in God's word. Living out my Christianity daily is of utmost importance as a change agent in our decadent society, a light in the darkness, but I must also go forth and do what I believe to be the Lord's will for my life. I have often thought about how different our society would be if just the Christians lived their faith rather than just sprinkling it in their lives like a spice just when and where they wanted it. There truly would be light in the darkness.
    I am prayerfully seeking what God desires of me to do and be regarding our nation.
    Regards,
    Carla

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