Every day in the news (and admittedly, I’m kind of a news junkie) it has become painfully obvious that Christians are now the “away team”. I talked about this football analogy in today’s devotion running over at Proverbs 31. It’s a devotion that has been on my heart all year long, as a result of the growing moral decay in our country, and continually seeing the separation of church and state and basic Christian liberties getting trampled on. Not only in the media, but by the media.
As I type this blog post, I feel a lump in my throat because although I’m a tad nervous, I am so passionate about what I feel God has called me to do – which is to start standing up for what’s right in His eyes, and start speaking out for Him in a world – and in our mainstream media – which is trying to take Him out of everything.
I’ve always blogged about the goodness of God, but I believe He is calling me to step up my game. In fact, He’s calling all Christians to step up their game for such a time as this period we are living in. And my prayer is that you will choose to join me in this fight for Truth and stay connected and engaged here on my blog.
I confess, I’ve always been hesitant to blog about current events, politics or controversial subjects … because … what if someone disagrees with my view? What if hurtful comments are posted? What if people are rude or mean? What if people unsubscribe from my blog? What if someone doesn’t like me anymore?
But you know what? Over time, and especially over this past year, my desire to please God and speak out for Him has become stronger than my fear of other people’s approval. Sometimes we just have to push ourselves out of our comfort zone, stand up for what we believe in, and not worry about ruffling feathers. In fact, I think it’s high time Christians start using their voices, speaking out and ruffling some feathers, because the voices of non-believers are getting louder and louder.
I realize you and I may not always agree and our views may differ on certain subjects from time to time, and that’s okay. As Christians, we can still respect each other and remember the only thing that really matters is that we are on the same team. Team Jesus.
So, with all that said, I’m excited to announce I’ll be starting a new series on my blog called Media Mondays, where I’ll be writing posts about current events from a biblically based, Christian faith perspective. The subject on any given Monday may be something controversial or it may not be. It may be a hot topic in the news, or it may be a story you haven’t ever heard about. It may be about politics or laws, or it may just be about an inspirational article I came across. It may be something that makes you laugh, or it may be something that breaks your heart. I may not post a Media Monday video or blog post on every Monday, but media related posts will always be on a Monday.
I’m ready to start standing my ground and stop letting our culture slowly yet deliberately squelch the voices and rights of Christians. Are you with me?
To hear my heart for this new series, please watch the brief video below. And if you’re not yet one of my blog subscribers, I’d love for you to connect with me by subscribing, or visit my blog each week, and share your thoughts, opinions and insights on the topics of the week. (click here to subscribe to receive posts in email)
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