The State of the Union

English: The United States Supreme Court, the ...

English: The United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the United States, in 2010. Top row (left to right): Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer, Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, and Associate Justice Elena Kagan. Bottom row (left to right): Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Associate Justice Antonin Scalia, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy, and Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was encouraged by an undisclosed person to make a list. Another list? Please tell me no!

I was told to take a piece of paper and draw a line down the center of the page. In the left column I was told to document certain activities from the past week. These activities were to include communications made with others through any means (yes, that even includes blogging).

Put simply, the list was to describe every time I have made known my feelings about the actions of our nation’s current leaders. It could be the Supreme Court’s recent rulings, or Mr. Holder being held in contempt by congress (I’m not real knowledgeable of things like this, so give me some leeway).

I was to be very deliberate with details, making sure that if I shared my agreement or disagreement of policy with another… it was recorded. All sorts of things went running through my mind… taxes, government control, freedom, abortion, etc…

Working on my third page of stuff that I both agree and disagree with, I happened to remember that I was dividing the pages in half… what’s supposed to be in the right column?

On the right, I was to list (in the same time period as those events from the left column) every time I shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with someone. (Ouch!) umm… there was that moment when… no, he gave me a dirty look and I dropped the conversation. I have to share with you, as a believer, this list really makes me wonder where my allegiance lies.

My good friend from afar asks, “Are you getting your theology from the Word… or Fox News… CNBC… somewhere else?” At the end of the day, the question must be asked, “Will nations be changed by political decisions or by the hearing of the Gospel?”

Clark from over at The Master’s Table reveals in a comment, “Kingdoms rise and fall according to God’s plan, and the kingdom “not made with human hands” is the only one that will never end.”

I sure hope next week’s list has a lot more entries on the right… of course, that means there may be a little less time to fill the left.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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4 Responses to The State of the Union

  1. isaiah43123 says:

    Well, I’ve been smacked with the 2×4 again! I’m afraid my right hand column would not be as long as the left. His word tells us to be salt and light. Being silent will not get the job done.
    Keep the Faith!

  2. Now that is a challenge.
    ANYTHING that comes between me and my God becomes my god.
    ANYTHING that occupies my talents, my time, my communications, my interests or anything else more than my dedication to and service for the Lord is out of place. He is LORD.

    I think it was Spurgeon who said:
    If He is not Lord *OF* all, He is not Lord *AT* all.

  3. Lyn Leahz says:

    He told me to share this with the world..and so I am in the only way I know how.

  4. Lyn Leahz says:

    The Lord gave me this message the other night, and I am passing it along. Please pray over it, and I hope you’ll share it as well.

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