Many prolifers are upset at the results of the presidential election as we have another four years of the most pro-abortion, pro-Planned Parenthood administration of all time.
But we have to remember one thing.
God is our ultimate president. With an eternal term.
In a certain sense we are in a constant election. We elect the spiritual president of our lives every moment of every day. He has quite a convincing opposition running for the same seat in our lives. The winner is up to us. We have to make the continual choice to choose God as the ruler of our lives. But it doesn't stop there.
In a favorite scripture of mine, Paul says in Hebrews 12:1, "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfector of our faith..."
So 1) witnesses, 2) cast away sin and 3) run!
In life yes, but in the prolife movement as well we have witnesses that are watching our every move, our every word, our every example. There are those that are pro-abortion, those that are unsure about the issue and those we have yet to reach out to. We are called to pray and trust but we are also called to share the Gospel of life. It is up to us to reach out to our communities within our homes, schools, workplaces, neighborhoods and churches. That is why we must witness to our brethren by standing in prayer on the sidewalk of these abortion facilities. This is where we are seeing the greatest results. Our efforts on the sidewalks are saving lives, changing hearts, shutting down abortion facilities, abortionists are converting, hearts of staff are softening and a there is a changing in the outlook on abortion by the general public. And oh how there are witnesses!
We also have to take an introspective look at our own lives with the eyes of Christ. We are called to do what it takes in our own lives to strive for holiness. (1Peter1:15, Mt 5:29) Our mission is to set the example in all that we say and do. If we have our own “sin which clings” that acts as a “weight” then our progress in the prolife movement and this spiritual battle is hindered. We must come with overwhelming humility, patience and trust to our great General in order that we may move swiftly at His command.
Lastly, Paul reminds us that we are not in a quick sprint but a long marathon. This is vitally important. He says we are to “run with perseverance” because we are in this fight for the long haul. We know that each step along the way is important but we have to continually be “looking to Jesus” for guidance and direction keeping our eyes on Him. In this grassroots movement we must stay focused realizing it is a long journey not to “grow weary or fainthearted” (12:3) because that is when the other nominee wins. Along the way of this race God has given us refreshing water at unexpected water stations. From the sonogram laws to parental consent to Planned Parenthood defunding to a prolife majority in the Texas house and senate, He has given us little tastes of victory for our hard work.
So should we not vote? Should we not care because “God is going to make everything okay”? Absolutely not! It is our Christian duty to be active in the political issues and to vote especially when there are moral concerns. At the same time we have to step foot on the frontlines. We have to get out on the sidewalks in prayer and counseling like never before. Like never before we have to get out of our comfort zones and be present in our communities because that is where the abortions are happening and that is who the abortions are happening to.
Now is the time to stand up America. It is time to stand for life.
CHALLENGE: are you going to sit and watch or are you going to get up and run the marathon? Don't wait before it is too late.
There is always a spot for you.