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Stepping Stones: Time to Stand Up!

Stepping Stones: Time to Stand Up!
September 26, 2009 Lighthouse Network

Transformational Tip
We live in a time when people are standing up for all sorts of causes. We have people standing up for the rights of animals. We have people standing up for the environment. We have people standing up for perverse sexual lifestyles. We have people standing up for everything imaginable, even willing to die for their cause. I love my wife and kids and would fight to the death if someone was attacking them. David knew what was worth standing up for as he spent much time praying to, learning from, and trusting in God. David couldn’t stand to hear Goliath blaspheme someone he loved so dearly, His true and living God. Without fear or hesitation, and with great confidence, David was ready to stand up and fight the mighty, giant warrior everybody, even Saul, feared. Why? Because David knew God stood up for him, and later his messiah, Jesus, would stand up for him.
Isn’t it time that we, as Christians, stand up for what we believe? To David, standing up for God was a no-brainer. What about you?
Today, stand up, be heard and don’t be ashamed of the truth, which is found in Christ… no matter what the consequences! Be a Lighthouse, speak the truth excitedly and boldly thru your actions and attitudes. If it is a testy situation, speak calmly and in love, but don’t be afraid to stand up clearly for our Savior and His name. Click here to share with us your experience and thoughts about standing up for Christ or when you had trouble standing up.

Prayer
Dear Father God, Thank you so much for standing up for me when you didn’t have to, even though I don’t express my thanks and gratitude very well with my actions. Thanks for bearing my burden for me. Draw me closer to You today and make me more passionate for those around me. Help me to love You more than myself, so I will die to myself, take up my cross, and follow You. Help me see You clearly, and not be so deceived by fear of other’s opinions or consequences so I can stand up for You. Give me the strength and the words to stand up for You. I pray in the name of Your Son Jesus Christ, and all God’s people said, – AMEN!

The Truth
“If anyone is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”
Mark 8:38
Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name.
Acts 5:41
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16

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