Proverbs 26 5-26-20

Yesterday, we began the Top 10 Things I Would Like to Say.
Their importance is not necessarily rated, but their order has a flow to it. They move from initial contact to ultimate destiny.

  1. Absolute truth is based upon empirical, changeless evidence. When followed to its logical conclusion, it must stand the closest scrutiny.
  2. Debating Evolution vs. Creation does no one any good unless a person is willing to consider that the other person may be right (see #1).
  3. Faith comes by hearing; are you ready to listen?
  4. Why I believe in Jesus.
  5. We are designed to create, but not by ourselves. The Spirit wants to create with us through the Indwelling and Filling!
  6. Every decision we make shifts our direction, vision, and course. How much depends upon the decision, and how long depends upon our own stubbornness.
  7. Jesus is Jewish.
  8. We owe quite a debt to Israel.
  9. Jesus is coming soon! How do we get ready?
  10. What awaits us in heaven?

Today, we look at number two,

Debating Evolution vs. Creation does no one any good unless a person is willing to consider that the other person may be right.

 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!
18:2 Fools find no pleasure in understanding but delight in airing their own opinions.
26:12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

I have done extensive research into Evolution vs. Creation; I have 150+ slides with explanations of why Creation is true and Macro-Evolution is not. I have great reasons and explanations as to why I believe in a literal six-day creation. I have loads of data on the worldwide flood of Noah. So, I began to write out my beginning argument–and WHAM. God opened my eyes to this: If a person is not willing to consider that I may be right, then he will not “hear” a word I say. If he is not looking for truth, then no amount of truth will convince him. So, I shut it all down and put it away until the LORD calls me to get it out.

There’s only one way a person will even consider truth, and that is if the Holy Spirit calls him to it. I believe that every person has the opportunity to choose Christ at some point in his life. But, I also believe that many won’t–and God knows who they are. He doesn’t make them not choose Christ; He simply knows they won’t because He is omniscient. And, because He is omnipotent, He causes all things to work for the good of those who DO choose Him and according to His good purpose in spite of those who are enemies of the cross.

Since I am NOT omniscient nor omnipotent, I trust that God will use me as His instrument to bring a person to Christ, or to be a witness whose testimony will ultimately be used against that person at judgement when my testimony is played back and any excuse the person may have had evaporates. I view every person I talk to as a potential brother or sister in Christ. I try to follow the Spirit’s leadership when talking to someone. Sometimes, I drop a nugget of knowledge; other times, I get into a conversation about spiritual things. A lot of times, I am told to keep my mouth shut and keep moving. I can only trust that God is keeping me away from scoffers and mockers. I always pray for them. 

Heed the Father’s words:

23:9 Do not speak to fools, for they will scorn your prudent words.

9:7 Whoever corrects a mocker invites insults; whoever rebukes the wicked incurs abuse.

Matthew 7:6 “Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.” – Jesus

If a person is willing to listen with an open mind, then I consider him under the conviction of the Holy Spirit. He may not realize it, yet, but God is working on his heart. Every word I share from that point on must be designed to show him God: His attributes, His love, and His Son. I can win the argument, but lose the war if I offend him or humiliate him. If he is truly interested in hearing the truth, then he may be interested in hearing about God’s plan for his life.

Also, regardless of how many facts I have, they don’t hold a candle to my own personal testimony about my relationship with the Father through the Son via the Holy Spirit. It’s the part of the story that moves from the intellect to the heart. If the LORD doesn’t confirm in his heart what I am saying, then the person has no conviction of his sin and separation. If there is no conviction, then there is no way for the person to come to Christ. Jesus must be knocking on his heart’s door. It may simply not be time, yet. The statistic is that a person will be exposed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ seven times before making the decision to follow Him. I am usually number 2, 3, or 4. I see my job as opening a person’s mind to truth by revealing God to him in ways he may not have previously been presented–according to the Scriptures. Clarity is essential to understanding. The Holy Spirit makes things clear.

From my journal this morning:

If we never learn another thing about the history of the world and the universe, it would not affect the way we live our lives. What matters most is what we do with Jesus. He has the power to save us from our sins and to release us from our chains. Through Him we can have a relationship with God!

  • Believe that HE is the Son of God who came from heaven to die in our place.
  • Believe that He is the Lamb of God who is the perfect sacrifice that takes away our sin.
  • Believe that He is the Priest of God who lives forever, sits at the right hand of God, and intercedes for us to the Father.
  • Believe that He is the King of kings who is coming back to restore all things.
  • Believe that He is the LORD of lords and will rule all the earth.
  • Believe that He is the Judge of all mankind, the living and the dead, and will dispense justice.
  • Believe that He is the Messiah, Savior of Israel and all who believe on Him and in Him for salvation, life, and even our next breath.

As you are made aware of who Christ is and your sinful condition, do you regret your sins and your broken relationship with God? Will you turn from your sinful, self-centered ways and turn to Christ for forgiveness? He’s standing at the door of your heart. Will you let Him in? Are you willing to live for Christ from now on?

Abba, I pray for all who read this post that they would know You. Make Yourself known to them. Reveal Yourself, LORD! Call them to walk with You daily, continuously. May we move from glory to greater glory as we gain insight and understanding, wisdom and knowledge, discernment and prudence. May today be all about You, LORD Jesus. Amen.

Proverbs 26 4-26-20

When discerning God’s voice, we need to know what it DOESN’T sound like. The enemy is the Deceiver, right?

12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Thinking we can do life on our own is what got mankind into this mess in the first place! We never learn to be independent from God. In fact, it’s just the opposite! We are to become COMPLETELY dependent upon the Spirit. It’s the interaction between our spirits and His that makes Christianity useful, vital, and exactly what Jesus intended it to be.

The book, HEARING GOD, by Peter Lord, is a wonderful book and gives great instruction using Scripture as its base. Here is an excerpt from a worksheet Robin made for her Bible Study class:

“Some well-meaning Christians tell us that ‘many things are necessary’ to grow spiritually. But, we must remember that it was the Lord Jesus Christ who said, ‘only one thing is necessary.'”

As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said.40 But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”

41 “Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, 42 but few things are needed—or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:38-42

Mary was seated at the Lord’s feet listening to His words. What does that look like today?

Here are some verses that validate the reading of Scripture as our way of hearing from God today:

24 “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. Matthew 7:24

23 Jesus replied, Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. 25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. John 14:23-26

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. 2 Thessalonians 2:15

All Scripture is God-breathed [from the mouth of God] and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. 2 Timothy 3:16-17

From Scripture and from God’s voice within us, we can expect to hear words of encouragement and conviction.

We will NOT hear words of discouragement and condemnation. These words are from the devil, the Deceiver.

Tomorrow, we will look at specific verses from Scripture that tell us exactly what the voice of God is saying to His Church, His Bride. Trust me, you will want to know these! Today, let us focus on spending time with Him in worship. Sing praises, tell Him you love Him, and devote yourself to Him. Come to “church” with us at Brookwood today at 9:30 on Youtube. The other thing you might do is join me for Sunday’s Cool (online Sunday School) at 11:00 on Facebook. Of course, both of these can be viewed at your convenience.

Abba, as we find ways to worship You today, may we long for the day when we will be able to meet together and praise you as Your church and as Your family. The fellowship we share in person is what church is all about! You have told us that where two or more are gathered in Your name, You are there! Your glorious presence is manifested in a supernatural way. I long for that taste of what heaven will be like when we stand together in Your presence, O LORD. It’s gonna be AWESOME! In the meantime, bless us today with the intimate fellowship of Your Spirit. Amen.

Proverbs 26 3-26-20

Having trouble reading your Bible everyday? We have an enemy who wants to keep us far away from it! Don’t let him win.

13 A sluggard says, “There’s a lion in the road, a fierce lion roaming the streets.”

We may not consider ourselves sluggards, i.e. lazy persons, but when it comes to reading God’s Word, more Christians don’t than do. The sluggard in this verse is “forecasting.” Forecasting is when we think of something that MAY happen and act as if it is already true. In this case, he used his own fear as an excuse not to get out of the house.

The irony is that we are being ENCOURAGED to stay inside during the current “crisis.” God’s Word tells us to be obedient to our local authorities, but it doesn’t mean that we cannot continue to encourage each other in the LORD. We have a grand opportunity with all this extra time at home to spend some quality time with the LORD reading our Bibles.

A great place to start is Psalm 119:18, which says, “Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.” There are several things I would like for you to do:

  1. Open your own Bible and read it for yourself. Hint: It’s nearly in the middle of your Bible.
  2. Mark it with a pen or highlighter.
  3. Interchange the word “law” with other words: commands, statutes, decrees, ways, precepts, word, promise, counsel, truths. David does throughout this psalm.
  4. Jump down to verse 24 and add, “through the Holy Spirit.”

If your interest is piqued, then go back to verses 9-16. You will find:

  1. How to stay pure in God’s eyes (9).
  2. The best way to find God (10).
  3. A great verse to memorize (11).
  4. Praise (12)!
  5. A verse about memorization (13).
  6. Joy in living the Christian life (14).
  7. The best way to live our Christian life (15).
  8. What God does for us when we read His Word (16).

If God thought enough about it (the Bible) and us to write down how to get to know Him and then protect it for 3500 years, then I think that we should make it our highest priority to read it, learn it, and obey it. As long as we are in connection with Him, we can’t go wrong!

Let’s redeem the time at home and spend time reading His Word, meditating on it, and putting it into action. Things like, “Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation. Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life.” Philippians 2:14-16a

Abba, I want to be blameless and pure, without fault, and shine like stars in the sky. I know the only way to get there is to hold firmly to Your Word. Thank You that You speak to me through Your Word. I can almost hear Your voice as I read! Speak to my heart, LORD Jesus, speak that my soul may hear. I will obey you–it’s how I become blameless! Lead on, O King! This servant follows. Amen.

Proverbs 26 2-26-20

What we know or don’t know about heaven shapes how we live our lives. Our VISION determines our hope.

Like snow in summer or rain in harvest, honor is not fitting for a fool.

Without a clear view of heaven, God’s reality and ours, we tend to lower our sights and work to make this world work for us. There is so much more than just what we see! The kingdom of heaven, which is this earth, the first heaven (the sky), and the second heaven (the sun, moon and stars–space), are separated from the kingdom of God, which is where God lives and saints from this world reside–for a while! Soon, Jesus will come and establish His kingdom here on earth and we will be with Him:

The seventh angel sounded his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, which said: “The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Messiah, and he will reign for ever and ever.” Revelation 11:15

Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: “Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Messiah. For the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been hurled down. Revelation 12:10

I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:2

For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

God’s overall plan is to live together with us forever. Most people know this part. What they miss are the particulars, such as:

  • Where will we live?
  • Will we have real bodies?
  • Will we keep our identity?
  • Will we know each other?
  • Will we work?
  • Will we do anything besides be part of a huge worship service?
  • Will there be animals?

The answer to all these questions is YES! Tomorrow, we will look at some Scriptures that give us the answers to these questions. For today, let us focus on this verse:

Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint;
    but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction. Proverbs 29:18

The King James Version reads,

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

From these two versions, we can deduce:

  1. If we don’t have a firm concept of where we are going and what God intends for us, then we will wander from God’s path to His glorious future.
  2. We are blessed and happy when we keep His goals and His Plan in mind. Why? Because we can interpret our circumstances and our beliefs according to what He has promised rather than what we see and what we are told (lies and deception by Satan).
  3. We gain hope through our understanding of how God works in this world and what He has planned for His Church, His Bride. Consider this passage:

We do, however, speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. However, as it is written:

“What no eye has seen,
    what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived”—
    the things God has prepared for those who love him—

10 these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit.

Let us pray for the Spirit to reveal to us more of His Plan. There is MUCH about it in the Word of God, so tomorrow we will look at some of those passages.

Abba, please reveal to us aspects of Your Plan that will inspire us to live for You. We pray for revival, which is basically Your bride resetting our sights on You and what You are doing in this world. May we join You in what You are doing, Lord Jesus. Help us to “fix our eyes on You, the Author and Finisher of our faith.” Amen.

 

 

Proverbs 26 1-26-20

READ EARLY: Jesus asks, “What is in your heart? I know, but do you?” Times of worship reveal to us our own hearts.

26 Their malice may be concealed by deception,
    but their wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

This verse is part of several (24-26) and usually has to do with wolves in sheep’s clothing. Today, we are using it to describe what happens in worship when the child of God gets into the presence of God.

Malice- “desire to inflict injury, harm, or suffering on another, either because of a hostile impulse or out of deep-seated meanness.” We’ve all been here, whether we wanted to inflict actual physical pain upon someone or verbal pain. We have hoped for and taken pleasure in someone else’s misfortune (however small)–and we’ve done it at church! Our natures don’t change just because we entered a building.

Deception- “to mislead by a false appearance or statement.” We’ve all put on the “spiritual front” when going to church, acting as if all is well at home, at work, in our marriage, families, finances, school, the ball team, health, etc. when it really isn’t. We all have sung the songs and prayed the prayers appearing to mean every word when, in fact, we haven’t cracked a bible in weeks, nor have we spent any time with the LORD preparing our hearts.

As we go to church today and the Bible is read from the pulpit, the quarterly, or even displayed on a wall, may the Holy Spirit come upon us with power and conviction. May these words become real to us:

12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-13

Lest we get the idea that God means us harm or is looking for a reason to punish us, I make sure that the next verses are presented with the first two:

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

The kicker is that we ALWAYS are in “our time of need.” We sing, “Lord, I need You.” and, “I need Thee every hour,” and it’s true. Once we get it into our heads and our hearts that we are COMPLETELY dependent upon Him for EVERYTHING, we will worship Him in Spirit and in truth.

Let’s start early today by ‘fessing up to God BEFORE we go to church. Let’s align ourselves with Him through His Word and through prayer. Begin with the above verses if you don’t have a special place to read. Allow Him to reveal your heart to you. Ask for His mercy and His grace. Allow Him to pour His love and compassion on you and receive His forgiveness. It’s all waiting for you at the throne.

Abba, I fall into this category many times when I get caught up in details rather than focusing on You and Your love, Your mercy and grace. I forget that You are waiting for me so that You can reveal Yourself to me. May I take the time today even as the youth lead the music to worship You in Spirit and in truth. Amen.

 

Proverbs 26 12-26-19

What’s the difference between a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ? One believes in Christ; the other HAS Christ.

7 Like the useless legs of one who is lame is a proverb in the mouth of a fool.

Let’s rephrase this verse: Like the useless legs of one who is lame is the Gospel in the head but not the heart.

I am always amazed when a Christian gets “saved again.” What actually happens is a person makes an intellectual decision to follow Christ without actually forsaking his sin and self and trusting Christ to save him. There was no calling by the Spirit, thus there was no transaction of forgiveness and filling. The person was not saved to begin with.

12 Do you see a person wise in their own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for them.

I have a friend whose testimony is that he had everyone fooled; he could play the game of having everyone think that he was a Christian, but he was still in control of his own life. He enjoyed it! Then, one day, the Holy Spirit came to him and convicted him of his sin of pride and arrogance; he repented and received the Holy Spirit into his life and was, indeed, gloriously saved! We must remember Jesus’s own words, No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them,” John 6:44, and “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled them.” John 6:65.

He knows our hearts and He knows when we are ready to do business. It’s not just about being forgiven of our sins, or about going to heaven when we die; it’s about having Jesus in our hearts as LORD!

Every once in a while, I try my hand at writing out a scenario of what I would say to a lost person or group. Here’s my latest attempt:

In a moment, I will ask you if you want to entrust yourself to Jesus as Lord of your life, but first, let me tell you what He’s done for you. You are made in the image of God and are designed to love Him and be loved by Him in an eternal relationship.

Enter sin. Our rebellious nature causes us to reject God and His authority in our lives. Because of our sin, we are enemies of God and we have to die–unless someone will die in our place as a substitute for us.

Enter Jesus. God came to earth as Jesus to die in our place. That’s how much God loves us! Because Jesus was human, He died, but because He was also God, He rose from the dead after three days! He has broken the power of sin and death for all who will trust in Him and ask Him to be their Savior and Lord.

You have just heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. Is the Spirit of Jesus prompting you to trust Him to be your Savior and Lord? Is He urging you to receive His forgiveness and His grace right now? If yes, then do it! If He is not, then PLEASE don’t make an intellectual decision to follow Him. It would be the worst thing you can do. Unless you sense Him calling you, it would all be in vain. You would be making the decision in your own power and of your own volition and it doesn’t work that way. We cannot save ourselves; otherwise, Christ died for nothing.

Seek Him; ask Him; beg Him to call you to be saved. Ask Him to come into your heart and life and cleanse you and save you. Empty your heart to Him of everything that is contrary to Him until you feel Him come rushing in and filling your heart with His love and His Spirit. Then you will know that you know that you KNOW you are saved! What joy He brings with His presence, along with hope and love and PEACE!

Abba, I pray for those I know who don’t know You. May Your Spirit work in their lives to move them to a position of hearing the Gospel and responding to Your call. I know You already are; I’m just agreeing with You in the matter and aligning myself with Your will. May You use me to reach someone with whom You are dealing. May I continuously empty my heart of everything that is contrary to You so that I will be a worthy vessel for Your use, O LORD. Amen.

Proverbs 26 11-26-19

People who believe that evolution is true call our salvation into question. They do not believe in the need for the Gospel.

5 Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.

At the center of evolution is MAN. He is the pinnacle of the food chain. He is exalted above all other life forms and has no need for a god of any kind. The problem is that he is living in a fantasy land. GOD created the heavens and the earth. HE created mankind beginning with Adam. So, what should we tell them?

The first thing we need to remember is the previous verse: “Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him.”

Oh oh. It seems we have a contradiction! How could these two verses be interpreted?

Verse 4: Evolutionists tend to come at Christians with an attitude of arrogance and contempt and many times aggression. We should NOT use these tactics in our approach.

Verse 5: We need to meet them on their own ground by taking that ground back through facts. There are plenty out there thanks to TRUE science and technology.

In all of our conversation, though, there is this truth: We KNOW Christ personally as our LORD and Savior. We KNOW that our faith is real and is based on real information and on truth. That’s why we should move quickly to the Gospel as soon as we see a “faltering” in their argument. If we can cause them to doubt evolution, then we have a chance to win them back to the Gospel. It’s the same tactic that Satan used in the garden. He got Eve to doubt God’s goodness and truthfulness. If we can get them to doubt the truthfulness of evolution, we may win them back by presenting the Gospel. The Holy Spirit will take it from there (as if He wasn’t involved in the first place!).

If a person doesn’t believe that the first 11 chapters of Genesis are real and literal, then there is no reason to believe in Abraham and the miracle of his Call and the miraculous birth of his son, Isaac. If we don’t believe in the Promise, then we have no basis for the salvation of the Gentiles–or anyone, for that matter.

18 Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. 20 Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. 22 This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.” 23 The words “it was credited to him” were written not for him alone, 24 but also for us, to whom God will credit righteousnessfor us who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead. 25 He was delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification. Romans 4:18-24

Asking someone if he believes in evolution is a great conversation-starter. He will almost always come back with, “Yes.” It’s not rude to ask him why he believes. Most people will answer, “Because it just is; everyone believes in evolution,” which is a great lead-in for us to say, “I don’t, and here’s why…”

  1. Life doesn’t come from non-life. Biology bears this out.
  2. New information doesn’t come from old information. Genetics bears this out.
  3. Irreducible complexity. Chemistry bears this out.
  4. A young earth. REAL science (that can be measured and tested) bears this out.

It would be wise on our part to know the science behind these reasons. There’s plenty out there! Just Google it.

We are in a war, people! Evolution is behind why our society is failing. It has taken away people’s reason to live, to strive, and to get along. It has taken away the moral authority of the church and our standing in the community. It has caused doubt and fear, disdain and hostility toward Christians and the Gospel. It is Satan’s BEST LIE: “You will be like God [or, you will be your own god]…” Genesis 3:5

Consider this:

The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.” Psalm 14:1a

The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1

To the faithful you show yourself faithful, to the blameless you show yourself blameless, 26 to the pure you show yourself pure, but to the devious you show yourself shrewd. Psalm 18:25-26

If we know the LORD and He shows Himself to be faithful, blameless and pure to us, then we can be shrewd in order to show Him to those who have been deceived. They will see our sincerity (which comes from a daily, close walk with him) and the Spirit may prompt them to want what we have. If we can get to the Gospel as quickly as we can, we may just win this war ONE SOUL AT A TIME.

Abba, I am feeling the urgency of the times and hopefully Your Spirit to speak out on this subject. May You give me opportunities to give testimony of your love and grace, Your glory and Your goodness. I’ll keep my eyes peeled for those opportunities. Amen.