Word to our lives, we have chosen to
“go with the flow” of culture and remain
“Christian” in name only. We have bought
into religion instead of living in right
relationship with Jesus. We have allowed
sin to run rampant in our churches and
have become complacent—an
overcor-rection from the equally damaging legalism and hyper-judging we’ve engaged in
It is fear that drives Christian pastors
to accept homosexuality and fail to protect the unborn. It’s fear that keeps Christian men and women from speaking the
truth in love. Fear drives “Christians” to
hold hateful signs on street corners. Fear
says, “God hates homosexuals,” when in
fact, He loves them Fear whispers, “It
doesn’t matter. God doesn’t care,” and the
fearful Christian leans in to listen, either
unaware of the price God paid for his
freedom or unwilling to obey the call of
the cross. Fear is not from God.
We must return to the Word of
God. “For God hath not given us the
spirit of fear; but of power, and of love,
and of a sound mind” ( 2 Timothy 1: 7).
Power. A sound mind. And love. Yes,
we can speak the truth in love. The truth
and love are not mutually exclusive. In
God’s economy, they’re one in the same.
It was love that caused a holy God to
send His only son as a ransom for man-
kind. It was love that drove Jesus to walk
that long walk to the cross. What message
are we sending to our children when we
disregard the truth of God’s Word? We
cheapen the message of the cross when
we live in disobedience to the Bible. We
mock the One who gave His life for us
when we decide to turn a blind eye to sin.
Dear Christian, you have the mind of
Christ. You can know His will for your life!
Our lack of Biblical knowledge has
made us impotent in the spiritual battle
we are facing. We often want the love of
God, but not the sacrifice it takes to walk
rightly with Him. It’s time to get back to
reading—and living out—the Word of
God. And, yes, standing up for what’s
right may cost you, but in the end, we an-
swer to a holy God, not people. We need
to do a better job of loving people like
God loves them.
Christian mom, let me ask you—are
you teaching your children about God’s
love? About His standard? About sin?
God’s Word should change people, not
the other way around.
Read your Bibles, men and women of
God! Let love transform you and then
speak the truth in love. You can do it. You
have the power of Christ in you!
Heidi St. John has been married to her
husband Jay since 1989. Together they have
seven children from toddler to adult and
have homeschooled all the way through
high school. A favorite conference and radio speaker, Heidi approaches marriage and
parenting with humor and grace. Her passion to encourage moms and set them free to
be who God has created them to be will bless
and encourage you. www.thebusymom.com
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are not mutually
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one in the same.