A lot of things have been happening in my life recently, some of which I can’t talk too much about, other than to say amazing things are happening, and God is moving.
Many of you know that Danielle and I went through a miscarriage in early 2009 – an event that shattered our worlds, something we are still recovering from. Through it all, God has been faithful, and our friends and family have been amazing, and we owe you all such a big thank you for just going through this with us.
But I digress…things are happening. I feel a stirring. I guess that’s the best way to put it. I’m not really sure how to describe it other than a stirring and a reigniting of the passion in my life as it relates to politics and current event-type issues.
Some of this passion has led to quite heated debates on Facebook, but I think that’s a good thing. We shouldn’t just blindly believe whatever it is we believe. We should be able to back it up and to articulate why it is we believe one thing or another. I enjoy a good debate.
Then I re-read Ezekiel 33 where Ezekiel is told to warn the people of the coming danger. A couple of verses in particular really jumped out at me.
“Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 8 When I say to the wicked, ‘O wicked man, you will surely die,’ and you do not speak out to dissuade him from his ways, that wicked man will die for [a] his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 9 But if you do warn the wicked man to turn from his ways and he does not do so, he will die for his sin, but you will have saved yourself.
Yet your countrymen say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ But it is their way that is not just. 18 If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it.19 And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so. 20 Yet, O house of Israel, you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ But I will judge each of you according to his own ways.
Some people that I love dearly have (I believe) accused me of making statements that “judge people.” I see these statements as stating fact, stating the truth in love. God has warned us that we need to tell people when danger is coming. If we don’t, their blood is on our hands.
If we don’t, their blood is on our hands. Let that sink in for however long it needs to.
So, I’m giving fair warning. I’m going to be sharing things, either on my blog, Facebook or both, that you might not agree with. That’s fine. I’m entitled to my opinion and to share what I believe the truth is. Just like you are entitled to your right to agree or disagree with what I say.
This doesn’t make me a racist, judgmental, a homophobe, an Islamaphobe or any other “phobe” you can come up.
I will be exercising my right to free speech, and I encourage you to do the same.