Let Us Make a Plan Today – Before the Results Come In

bible-1136784_640Let us make a plan today – now – before the results come in –

To seek God’s face

To confess our sin and repent of all wrongdoing

To recommit our lives to Jesus Christ, to obedience, to sacrifice, to truth, and to love

To turn from fear and embrace faith in the Only One with true power over our lives

To read, study, memorize, and meditate on God’s Word and to put into practice what we find there

To love the Lord our God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strengths and to love our neighbors as ourselves

To do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with our God

To become students of mercy, channels of grace, fearless speakers of truth, and living testaments to the gospel of Jesus Christ –

And this gospel is that there is a God and He created the universe and all that is in it. That we rebelled against Him and that every personsunset-50494_640 since Adam and Eve has chosen sin over obedience, has fallen short, cannot save him or herself, and deserves eternal separation from God. But God’s love was so great, He sent His Only Son Jesus into the world to die and in this way, to pay the price for our sins. After He died, Jesus was buried but rose to life again on the third day. He lives now and will return to claim His Bride, the church. Though we, the church, are faulted, limited, and human, He will complete His work in us. Jesus Christ is the way, the only way, to eternal life, to salvation, to redemption, to freedom forever. One day, multitudes from every nation, from all tribes, peoples, and languages will worship Him before His throne.

And if we believe this for ourselves, if we proclaim and teach it to others, if we surrender ourselves to the Way, the Truth, and the Life, if we choose to act like the salt and the light that we are, if we abandon fear for love, step into our freedom and live each day as if we already own eternity, then no matter how awful this election season was, no matter who sits in that Oval Office in January, we will still be the church, we will still be the family of God, we will Jesus-and-Beanstalk-Meme-3v2still be a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that we may proclaim the excellencies of him who called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

You may call me a dreamer – but I’m not the only one. We are the redeemed of Jesus Christ and whether we worship in the streets or whisper His name underground, we will rise and we will love on until He comes.

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  1. Patty Schell says:

    Thanks again, Lori. I pray more of us “become students of mercy, channels of grace, fearless speakers of truth, and living testaments to the gospel of Jesus Christ .” That will be what changes the world.

  2. Gail says:

    THANK YOU! I agree completely! Now to live it out! God bless you for your words of His wisdom and truth!