What is important to you and what do you care enough about that you would take an outspoken stand for? Is it your family, your community, your country? If things are going wrong you have to be able to be committed and care enough to get on your knees and pray and stand up for what care about. If you do not who will? You have to tell the devil to take a hike, so to speak.
Have you ever heard the saying "if you do not stand for something you will fall for anything?" If you see things going wrong and do not speak up the you only have to blame yourself when things take a turn for the worse. If you always feel it is someone else's job to speak out then you can not complain
Recently I was able to attend a 'Stand Up For Religious Freedom' rally and a 'Stand for Life' rally. At both of these events people who had a passion for the protection of both religious freedom and human life were there listening to speakers and taking a 'stand' for what they believed was right.
Standing is also a way to show honor in the fact we stand when we say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. We stand when a military member enters the room to honor their service. We give standing ovations when we really like a concert or a speaker to say "Yeah' come back! It used to be people stood when a lady entered the room. ( That does not happen hardly at all anymore).
There are different types of standing. Here are a few:
Stand Your Ground.
A commitment and a passion to something is a good thing. Do you stand for Jesus? Do you stand for truth? If you are an American do you stand up for freedom? Do you stand for goodness? Do you stand on the promises in God's word
The Bible says in Galatians 5:1 "it is for freedom that Christ set us free.Stand firm then and do not allow yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." 1 Corinthians 16:13 says "Be on your guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be men of courage. Be strong." Psalm 94:16 says "Who will rise up for me against the wicked? Who will take a stand for me against evildoers?" Ephesians 6:13 says "Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything to stand."
So are you ready to take a stand?
PRAYER: Lord God help me not be complacent about sin and evil in my world. Help me to stand my ground against the evil one who tries to destroy my family and this world I live in. I want to stand up for you Jesus! Give me a pure and holy passion. In Jesus name. Amen!
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