STAND FACE TO FACE WITH THE LION!!!

     I came across this email that was sent to me by a friend from the church that I attend. I found it very interesting and encouraging to know that there are still people who are willing to stand for the word of God and are not willing to give up the Truth even though the circumstances seem to be a bit intimidating or controversial, as some would say it. In this email contained a prayer that a Pastor so boldly prayed in the opening of the Kansas Senate. Mind you, he was asked to open up the session in prayer. Here is what he prayed…..

      “Heavenly Father,  We

           come   before you

               today to ask

    your forgiveness and to seek

   your direction and guidance…

We know Your Word says, ‘Woe to those who call evil good,’ but that

                          is exactly what we have done.

  We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values.

               We have exploited the poor and called it the

                                          lottery.

                We have rewarded laziness and called it

                                          welfare.

                 We have killed our unborn and called it

                                          choice.

                  We have shot abortionists and called it

                                       justifiable.

      We have neglected to discipline our children and called it

                               building self-esteem…

                     We have abused power and called it

                                         politics.

     We have coveted our neighbor’s possessions and called it

                                        ambition.

We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it

                                 freedom of expression.

We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called

                                      it enlightenment.

                Search us, Oh, God, and know our hearts today;

                     cleanse us from every sin and set us free..

                                            Amen!”

                                 ~Pastor Joe Wright~

     Now tell me how many people including the legislators walked out of that place in protest. My question is…Why? But we all know the answer to that. Because they know it’s the truth and they cannot come face to face with the person they really are. They know that they have allowed this country to slip down a dark and scary road…Demanding that God be taken out of schools, and people who preach Jesus to keep silent. Well…not anymore! Some say, it’s time to rise up and stand! God’s people are still standing boldly without any shame…facing the lion. God says, He sends us out as sheep among wolves. The funny thing about sheep is that they are good at obeying, and the crazy thing about wolves is that they are sly and cunning…deceitful and only around for one thing…to prey on the weak, and they stick around hiding…waiting…very quietly until they see that their prey is lost or dieing to sneak up on them when they’re at their lowest point. The one thing about sheep though is that they are almost always being watched and looked after by their Shepard. And as Jesus said the sheep only know the voice of  their shepards…and they know they are protected. Even when they are lost He will find them, and when they are weak, He will care for them.

     We have come to a place in this lifetime where freedom of expression is encouraged…yet Christians aren’t free to speak out about their faith. Slowly and slowly our rights have been dwindling down to almost nothing, yet we are still called free. It’s okay to call on the name of Allah because it’s considered to be diversity, but God forbid I call on the name of Jesus, that’s considered to be offensive! How much more can we tolerate the silence…and how much more can we go about pretending to be spiritual, yet keep the only answer we know to ourselves. Some people might call that reserved and shy…well, I call that selfish!

     I am encouraged to take a stand and get out of my own little place of comfort and peace and cause a fire that will burn in people’s hearts…wake up the dead, stir up the sleeping…cause havoc for Christ instead of  staying in my safe haven. Let’s do something and take a stand with boldness…AND STAND FACE TO FACE WITH THE LION!!!

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8 responses to “STAND FACE TO FACE WITH THE LION!!!

  • Michael F.

    Cool Blog Starsha….enjoyed reading this story….what a man of God! I pray more pastors could have such boldness to stand up for what is righteous, true and should be so much on their hearts that it can only compel them to have such a boldness!

    • Bornagainandfree

      I agree…I think every Christian should have this boldness! I mean…it’s what we live for isn’t it? Or should live for since the moment we surrendered our lives to Him. As soon as I read that prayer I knew that I had to blog something bold about it…now it’s just taking it to the streets which I’m always excited to do. Thanks for taking the time to read it. Please subscribe…there will be more to come…lol! Stay blessed! 🙂

  • sylvia

    I loved it, its true this world has become very dark and cruel where our brothers and sisters are being put away where our Heavenly Father is not mentioned. These days are coming to an end and many people who don’t have Christ in their hearts take this as a joke or make fun off, God bless them and forgive them. There are many who walk away from God too bc the devil was able to accomplish for the sisters or brothers in Christ to turn away, it hurts tremendously that it happens. Its hard to turn back bc of shame or denial. This world has become where the spiritual world is not existant anymore. These are the days to turn back and ask forgiveness to God. Before its too late.

    • Bornagainandfree

      So true Sylvia. Well said. These truly are the times to turn our eyes back upon Jesus, repent and turn away from sin. And it’s heart-breaking knowing that people are headed for the fire and they willfully choose to reject the Most High. Unfortunately, for some they will realize this at a time when it will probably be too late for them, that’s why it’s up to us who know the answer and the truth and tell it to every one we can. Even if people aren’t going to listen it is still our responsibility to give them the opportunity to turn away and accept Jesus into their lives because God desires that none should perish but that all come to repentance. It’s soooo important!

  • Michele Breden

    Can I just say what a relief to find someone who absolutely knows what they’re talking about on the internet. You beyond doubt know how to bring an issue to light and make it absorbing. More people need to read this and understand this side of the story. I cant believe youre not more popular because you definitely have the gift.

    • Bornagainandfree

      Thank you…I give God all the Glory…because He is the reason why I feel I have to stand in boldness, especially for His Word. If He sent His Son to die a death that only I deserved than all the issues that most people would normally not bother mentioning because of fear…I feel someone has to stand up and let people know. God gave me a strong voice and I’m only compelled to use it. Please subscribe…there will be more to come. Thank you again.

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