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So What Can I Do?

July 20th, 2010 3 comments

Each time I preach about our nation’s forgotten and maligned Christian heritage, and I highlight the rising tide of tyranny and perversion currently sweeping across our nation, people come up to me with the same response: “What can I do?”

It’s very easy to feel completely powerless and even overwhelmed by this bloated, unresponsive monster we once knew as the Federal Government. How do we stop this nightmare? What can one little person like me really do to make a difference?

A lot!

Here’s a few bullet point suggestions I recently sent to one of our frustrated, world-changing young men. I hope you find them helpful. The key thing to keep in mind is that each of us must do our part. If I focus on my responsibilities before the Lord, and you do the same, we will ignite a grass roots fire that will prove to be unstoppable. So here’s some practical suggestions:

1. Make sure you are living in intimate fellowship with Christ. Stay on fire! Be passionate, pure and singleminded in your affection and devotion for Jesus. Strive to be like Christ in every aspect of your life and character.

2. If you are married, make sure your relationship is solid and thriving. This is your first ministry. Your marriage must be strong or you open the door for accusation from a watching, and cynical world. Love your spouse. Be faithful and committed. And if you have children, keep Jesus in the center of your family. A strong marriage and family provide a stronghold of strength and protection as you venture out into your role as a kingdom reformer!

3. Win the lost and make disciples. Are you using your voice in the marketplace? Do people know of your love for Christ? Change starts one heart at a time. America needs Jesus and they won’t be able to hear about Him if the Church is silent. Speak out on the issues of our day.

4. Get involved in your community. Serve. Offer ideas and assistance. Run for office.

5. Practice responsible citizenship. Vote. Call your current legislators and express your opinion on the issues. I just called each of my US Senators and weighed in on the Elena Kagan nomination. I took 30 seconds to use my voice. What would happen if each of you did the same thing? Write letters to the editor. Write thank you notes to elected officials. Pray for them. Send them a birthday card. Get in the game.

Each of us has more power, influence and leverage that we are currently using. So don’t sit around complaining and cursing the ever-increasing darkness. Instead, look for ways to proactively engage with the people God has placed in your sphere of authority. Finally, be happy….we win!

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