Stand

racahel_m_colby_tattoo_it_on_your_heart_standAs a Christian I am called to stand for righteousness. It’s my responsibility to educate myself and pray about the issues that impact my family, the Church, my country and the world. My life must be governed by Biblical principle; not according to self interest or comfort, or cultural norms, or pressure. I must not allow personal inconvenience, complacency or fear, to deter me  from making hard decisions and defending and establishing Godly freedoms, rights, and standards, not just for myself, but for all and for the future.

It’s stand and be counted and take courage and comfort in whether I win or lose, the battle is the Lord’s. I am utterly convinced that when I stand in eternity before Christ, I will not regret the decisions I made for Him and for righteousness. The high road can be lonely at times, but there is a peace that comes from taking the right way.

As I look back on my life, I have no regrets for the times I made a stand, or let my voice be heard for truth’s sake. I only regret the opportunities I neglected to seize. I must be mindful, because as the Bible says, it’s the little foxes that spoil the vine, and as Laura Numeroff wrote, “If you give a mouse a cookie…”

if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (NIV)

*** Now that I’ve returned from overseas, I am going into overtime with my next few posts and will resume my series of interviews featuring pastor’s and their wives from around the world. The response was too great to complete the series during the month of October. Their words are powerful and have much to offer in impacting lives. Since our ministers and their wives need prayer, appreciation and encouragement year round, this is a good thing. 🙂  

© 2016 Rachael M Colby

Author: Rachael M Colby

Born and raised in Jamaica, award-winning writer Rachael M. Colby resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Wife, mom, beach bum, artist, work in progress, avid Tweeter—#HealthyFaith Chat leader, Rachael writes to glorify God, encourage believers, and reach the lost. She connects culture’s questions with Christianity’s answers, inspires faith, and motivates through articles, devotions, poetry, and interviews. She has a heart for racial reconciliation and to uplift those who serve in tough places. Her work has appeared on Southern Ohio Christian Voice, Inkspirations Online, and on the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Blog. She runs on copious amounts of coffee and chocolate. Her WIPs include a compilation of her family’s and others’ stories of their work as civil rights activists (adult and children’s books), and a devotional for writers. You can connect with Rachael on her website, TattooItOnYourHeart.com—a place for seekers, followers, and writers, and on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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