Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I Will Stand My Ground, I Won't Hold Back

With all this going for us, my dear, dear friends, stand your ground. And don't hold back. Throw yourselves into the work of the Master, confident that nothing you do for him is a waste of time or effort.
~ 1 Corinthians 15:58

What a most appropriate verse to focus on today. The reason I say this is that earlier tonight I got into a sensitive discussion about abortion. Though I will not fill this blog post up with my position, I will point out that I unequivocally do not support contraceptive abortions—also called convenience abortions. To me this particular aspect of the abortion debate is black and white.

Funny thing was tonight I discovered how passionate I really am for this specific part of the abortion debate.

It all started with a YouTube video my wife posted on facebook. I thought to myself how brave she was to enter the lion’s den. I assumed I would sit back and watch the show. However, God had different plans for me. Within 15 minutes, I posted a video on my page…let the debate begin.

I missed the middle part of the debate as my daughter had youth group tonight. But when I got home, I decided to address all the points brought up throughout the night. I began to type. The words coming out on the screen were inspired by the Holy Spirit. I brought forth my argument with understanding, perspective and most of all I stood my ground.

By not holding back and throwing myself into my work for God, I know He was pleased. When I finished I knew that it was God who brought the message out of me. If God is at work, there is no way my time or effort was wasted.

Will I change ideas or opinions with my argument? Maybe, maybe not. But here’s what I know—I shared my beliefs and stood my ground for the Master.

Today, He stood by me.

Thank you Jesus for giving me the conviction to do the work in your name.

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