Monday, July 1, 2013

{Minute Meditation} Are We Strong Enough?

This, then, is the state of the union: free and restless, growing and full of hope. 
So it was in the beginning. So it shall always be, 
while God is willing, and we are strong enough to keep the faith. 
~ Lyndon B. Johnson

I found this quote online this morning as I searched for quotes to post on Twitter and Facebook this 4th of July.  As I read it, I stopped to think: Are we American Christians strong enough to keep the faith in the face of our adversary in this nation that was built on the foundations of our Faith?

I don't usually write political posts, but as I considered Luke 13:23-30 this morning, I wondered: Will God open doors for us when we knock for eternity? Will He recognize us as being the ones who stood up and said we wouldn't stand for moral decay and foreign gods in our country? Would we be ones who understood that Victory was Jesus' and that we also can walk in that victory, conquering our enemies as even Joshua conquered his? Will we face the giants of democracy, homosexuality, deceitfulness, and so many more, or will we drop our stones and run? Will we unite for the greater cause of Jesus Christ or will we allow ourselves to be silenced?

What say you, Christian? Is the battle already won? Or not?

"Strive to enter through the narrow gate, for many, I say to you, 
will seek to enter and will not be able."
~ Luke 13:23


  1. If there's an American Christian who isn't concerned about the state of our country, I wonder how much of a Christian they are? We are the country of tolerance, to our shame. America will tolerate just about anything except the name of Jesus. But He knew. If they persecuted Him, how much more us?

    1. Amen, Tom. I wonder why we who call ourselves Christians are so willing to bow to tolerance rather than rise up against it...

      One question I always ask myself is if I would be willing to stand in the face of persecution and death. And then I think about those who can only take my physical life and One who can tell me He doesn't know me. I side with Jesus.


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