What You Can Do:
When you read in the Bible of
how all the disciples left Jesus and fled, do you wonder if you would
have had the courage to remain?
When the Israelites sent out men to
spy out the promised land, would you have come back as Joshua did,
eager to take on the giants?
Have you ever wondered how it felt to have the faith of David as he
approached Goliath, proclaiming His Lord?
And yet, how many of us won't even take the time to send an email
to our legislators?
I know why we don't...it feels like it's hopeless. Our legislators
won't listen. We feel inconsequential and trying only exacerbates that
But there is One who is watching who doesn't think you're
inconsequential. As you take the time to sign that petition, His eyes
are upon you as He watches your labor of love. God knows the internal
struggle, the frustration, the tendencies we have to ignore the
situation because we don't want to feel the outrage about so many
issues. He knows the effort it takes to exert the diligence to seek
and sign petitions, He knows the oppressive spirit that whispers in
your ear, "Why bother to vote? The world will do what it will do" and
it's so much easier to pick up the remote.
But we just gave up the battle, we gave our freedom to the liberal
special interest groups that DO take the time.
internal struggles are what all of heaven watch for. We give audience
to a spiritual realm that curiously watches this small battle...are we
lukewarm or do we exert the faith of David? This is far more
interesting to angels than the usual hours we fill up our world with.
These small battles are why we exist.
Nobody on earth is watching as
we tediously fill out another petition form. There is no applause that
we can hear, no parties, no slaps on our back from fellow Christians,
we don't call excitedly to proclaim our 2 minute effort for Christ.
But there is One who watches and is blessed. The One who was
betrayed and abandoned is not abandoned now. Because you took the
time, you made that small yet eternally remembered effort to sign your
name on a petition to stand for the message of Christ, and regardless
of what you think, it is NOT a small battle. You overcame the
continuous onslaught of "who cares", "it won't matter", and "I'm only
You are one person that means more than the world to Jesus Christ.
More than His comfort, more than His life, you made a decision to
stand with Him, and as you tirelessly
sign petitions in the face of imagined futility, God smiles,
your efforts are purely for Him, and all of heaven applauds.
TO BLESSEDCAUSE HOME