Let us share God’s Truth in dialogue not debate creating desire not death. Freedom of Religion is everyone’s right as an American.
My eager expectation and hope is that I shall not be put to shame in any way, but that with all boldness, now as always, Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. Philippians 1:20
Philippians 1:18-26, Psalm 42 & Luke 14:1, 7-11
“For to me life is Christ, and death is gain.” I approach a milestone in less than twenty-four hours. Something I’m sure many of you have thought about and many of you have already lived. Now in Christ I feel death is but to gain the longing, the true longing in my soul magnified by the Truth instilled by the Creator of Life. A Brother in Christ described it last night as a “craving” while another described it as “surreal.” I simply called God’s Love of direction, decisions and desires as “His Mystery.” Everything more and nothing less than an exuberant feeling of love.
When we grow to the point of true surrender, we realize more than ever this longing magnified in affordability, availability and action of Christ’s Wonder delivers the feeling of Truth. Yep, once you reach the “BIG Five O,” if God is on your side, who can be against you? Sunday, November 4th marks the day my kind and loving mother pushed me into the world. It is the day I entered the world to claim Christ’s Salvation. Today I proclaim with confidence, whether in ridicule or commended, I boldly describe His Salvation to anyone, anytime and anyplace.
Yesterday, as I worked the lines of a voting location, I have greeted thousands of people who enjoy prayer with me, around me or deny me, I lift each up in the American celebration of the right to feel as you desire. After taking my congressional palm card, a young woman commented on my conversation with another about praying for the unborn at abortion clinics. “You pray for what,” she said. “The children dying at abortion clinics.” I replied. “What does Pro Family mean,” looking at me with this funny inquisitive look. “Biblical Principles of defining marriage as God designed between a man and a woman to Pro Create not fornicate.” “I bet you go to church every Sunday,” she laughingly responded. “I try and go every day,” I replied. “Oh,” she replied. “I bet you take your kids too.” “Absolutely, I do. I pray I teach my children the Truth by example.”
She handed me my card back and replied. “You can take you card. Your full of …” Reaching for the card I asked her name and shared with her the respect I have for her own opinion and that I also would pray for her knowing one day God will free her heart and soul. She continued acting as if she wanted to debate encouraging others around her to laugh as she did and comment as she was. The laugh was diabolical. To debate would dismiss the Truth. The Godly people around her unafraid and quiet continued to shake my hand as to dismiss her. But not I. I wanted her to know I would share dialogue with her but I would not debate her God-given right to Freedom of Religion for I know in dialogue we can capture souls for God’s Kingdom rather than push them further away in debate possibly creating disorder, dismay and danger. In debate we find death by Truth. I told her as I walked on to the many more than she that prayed and celebrated Christ with me, “God will instill in your soul the Truth of forgiveness. Either you will embrace Him or reject Him. I love you regardless and pray for your conversion. God Bless you.” Let us share God’s Truth in dialogue not debate creating desire not death. Amen.
Let us pray: Dear LORD, we pray today to find boldness in our Discipleship of Truth. Day six of a novena of prayers for Carmen of the Capri. We pray for our great country and the needs of people in havoc of the Northeast. We pray for conversion of the young lady I encountered yesterday. We pray in Christ’s Risen Name indeed. Amen.
God Bless His Truth for America,
Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
“Spirit led God inspired Christ fed“
Philippians 4:4-7 Romans 8:28
Rejoice and have peace in Christ Jesus!
Fruitful labor knowing Heaven’s plain– Philippians 1:18-26
The Way in only One Way
We search and live in each day
In presence or Truth’s dismay
Happy only in the word gay
For in Christ’s Proclamation
I rejoice in the Mystery Celebration
Knowing deliverance by His Destination
The Spirit of Jesus Christ’s True Salvation
Hope and expectation of no shame
I play along with all in life’s game
Seeking to share His truth of no blame
As Christ is magnified by His Eternal Reign
In life or death I see this gain
I cease to whisper life’s pain
In life and death Truth will sustain
Fruitful labor knowing Heaven’s plain
© Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins November 3, 2012 @ 6:57 AM EST