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A Cup of Comfort Devotional for Mothers and Daughters (Adams Media, 2009)
Chicken Soup: What I Learned from the Dog (2009)
Love is a Flame (Bethany House, 2010)
Extraordinary answers to Prayer (Guideposts, 2010)
Love is a Verb (Bethany House, 2011)
Big Dreams from Small Spaces (Group Publishing, 2012)

Monday, March 5, 2012

How to Remove God

I think it's interesting how certain politicians try to suggest to Christians that, if they wish to participate in politics they'll need to check their faith at the door first. After all, they say, faith has no place in the public discourse on policy and legislation. Faith might unduly influence Christian politicians toward making decisions based on morality!
These secularists believe that nothing should influence our political decisions.
Nothing?
How can that be?
How does one make decisions based on nothing?
Our culture, our upbringing, our experiences, our personalities, our schooling, our --dare I say --religious instruction --all influence our political viewpoint.
It's more correct to say that these secularists want only Christians to check their faith, or better still, to 'sit down and shut up.'

The Miracle of God's Entrance

Only a person who has never encountered the Most High God, the Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, fails to comprehend what happens when a man or woman responds to The Lord in faith.
Have you ever mixed a drop of food dye into a dough or lump of butter?
At first, the drop sits, dark and opaque on top of the dough. Then, as you mix and incorporate the
dye, the dough begins to turn a lovely shade of whichever dye you've selected.
Once incorporated, the dye is there to stay. You cannot over-mix and somehow remove the dye.
That's how it is when God, on our invitation, comes to reside within us. His blessed Spirit infuses our very DNA. Of course He must go that deep and that minute; that's where sin originates!
There is no place within us that He does not now inhabit.

He is in the believer (me) and He's there to stay. The Spirit of God begins immediately to begin His work of transformation. His influence spreads over my heart and mind, slower if I resist Him, faster if I submit to Him and give Him the reins.

Refuse to Remove God

So for secular politicians to suggest that Christians need to "remove" God when participating in politics is tragically ignorant, and simply ridiculous. The true believer cannot shed God at will and then put Him back on when it's convenient. All of the believer's decisions will be informed by his new way of viewing the world.

The only way to forever silence a true Christian when he or she will not stop standing up for all things right and good, when he will continue to try to influence our society to turn back to high standards of morality. . .
is to kill him.

It's happening in other parts of the world.
Why not here?

Let's all speak up for Christ and His Kingdom while we're still allowed to mention His name.
Don't be afraid.

"Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against His anointed One. 'Let us break their chains, 'they say, 'and throw off their fetters.'" (Psalm 2:1-3)

"The Lord reigns, let the nations tremble;
He sits enthroned between the cherubim,
let the earth shake." (Psalm 99: 1 NIV Bible)

5 comments:

  1. Dena,
    Yes, yes, yes! Awesome post, truths and a vital message for our day. Keep it up, and fight the good fight. This world, our nation needs the God you walk with some intimately!!! TKS & hugs!

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  2. oops--that you walk with SO intimately!

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  3. Thanks, Bobbe. What the secularists have to offer us in exchange (with God) is paltry and pitiful. It's so sad; they have no idea what they're missing!

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  4. Hi Dena -

    Love this post! I find it reprehensible that the spiritual roots of our nation are not only ignored, but denied. History books are being re-written, omitting that whole aspect.

    Thanks for standing up for the truth.

    Blessings,
    Susan :)

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  5. So true, Susan. It's amazing how education has changed in just a few years. If I were raising my kids nowadays, I'd certainly either have them in a Christian school or I'd home-school them.

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