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Spineless Doormats and Vigilant Slingshots

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In a way, my posts have been saying this without saying it but it’s time to get tougher.

Reading the following article from a Professor at Liberty University confirmed my belief that we Christians need to speak up. Not that I have anything in common at all with Donald Trump, you have to admit the guy has funny looking hair, but knows how to “Fire” people and make money. And..he hasn’t changed his funny looking hairstyle for anyone.

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/10/07/donald-trump-right-christians-should-be-tough-like-jesus/

So bare with me now; the last person I ever thought would step foot on Liberty University’s campus is Donald Trump. But he did. And he spoke. At their convocation. Liberty U presently has an enrollment of 100,000 students. They must be doing something right.

Christians need to come out of the closet.

We are not meager, little creatures helplessly waiting to be found. We may have been lost, but not anymore. And we should announce it; we are not plastered to the wall or reading our Bibles in the basement where some would like for us to remain.

Jesus didn’t. 30 years he practiced his calling. Trained as a carpenter, he knew how to use a hammer and saw. Who knows; maybe he re-built the tables he turned over in the temple after he crashed the money changers big party. I wouldn’t call that meek.

In other words, get off of the doormat.

The Bible is full of raging battles, wild chase scenes and chariot races.

David may have used a slingshot, but he was far from being timid and shy. After all he did kill a bear besides a big mouth Philistine.

How could anyone call Paul spineless, or yielding? Beaten, starved, ship-wrecked, imprisoned, stoned, adrift at sea, cold, thirsty and in constant danger. Yet he was still full of faith. Weak-kneed doesn’t fit one who endures such constant calamity.

2 Corinthians 11:25 “Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,”

Joshua took over after Moses died. Talk about a hard act to follow. God tells Joshua in his first chapter to be strong and very courageous. (Joshua 1: 7-9) How did he do that? Moses left him with a bunch of strong-willed, complainers. Joshua knew what he was getting into, yet he followed God’s will for him and succeeded. Joshua had learned from Moses how to step on top of the doormat instead of underneath it.

Following Christ is not easy which may explain our society today.

However, the alternative is worse. Life without Jesus is like blazing through a wildfire hoping you won’t get burned.

Changing the dialogue that Christians are subdued, unpretentious and lenient all the time is necessary in the world today.

Jesus was meek but firm, patient but emboldened.

He was unassuming but bold, humble but not intimidated by anyone.

Jesus was resigned but confident, orderly but also uninhibited.

If God is the author of our lives we should be enterprising in our faith and courageous in speaking it. Our actions should reflect the truth in love, but fearless in our approach.

For too long, the aggressive adversities to the allegiance and loyalty of God have used their platforms to shove us out of the way, pursued re-writing God’s word and attempted to build our caskets.

The time has arrived for Jesus followers to walk through the doors of dogmatism and unfairness. We need to step over an untrodden doormat of conviction and reliance on the Holy Spirit so deep that the evil eyes of misfortune and poison will fall on their knees in repentance.

The wisdom and knowledge of Almighty God is the key to unlock the doors of the headstrong, pigheaded hearts we face every day. We must be vigilant; determined in our communication and endeavors to appease those who deliberately renounce the God who created them.

As a new day is arriving in the Kingdom of God; Heaven’s gates are opening wide. The harvest is great, but the workers are few; and growing.

We are God’s infantry; his soldiers of fortune on this earth. He has been mobilizing his army for such a time as this.

I don’t know about you, but I have traded my doormat for a slingshot.

http://thewayeverlasting.com/2012/10/10/quote-overflow/

http://diasolifeontheborder.org/2012/10/10/taking-jesus-to-the-streets/

http://learningtobeblog.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/thy-word-have-i-hid-in-my-heart/

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2012/10/10/how-we-live/
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12 thoughts on “Spineless Doormats and Vigilant Slingshots

  1. Well said! Love your posts!

  2. i connected with your blog today. i can be spineless in saying no to certain people, and i need to be stronger. i have been working on it. thank you for sharing

  3. Great words of encouragement with a twist of good humor! I appreciate you referencing my post. You do a great of that.

  4. “…I don’t know about you, but I have traded my doormat for a slingshot…”

    Grab five stones, your slingshot, and go out smack someone today. God bless you.

  5. Hi Cathy, I very much agree with you, sorry I can’t leave a Like but your Page has a error on it, Wayne my Computer Tech, is checking it out , you are not the only one that has this bug, it seems to be with quite a few I visit , perhaps I should do a Post about this, so people will be warned, Dei said yesterday others are having the same problem with the Likes. It seems to be a plug which means it may be deliberate, I will let you know after Wayne contacts me and if it’s possible will also explain how you can debug it, but it no doubt would be a good idea to let WordPress Support know too so they can check it out for you, as it is not my Blog I can’t do this, some people are very sick in the mind for sure and in their spirit but it could still be Technical we will know soon.

    Christian Love Anne.

    • Anne, thanks. yes I was told by 2 bloggers yesterday they couldn’t pull up one of my posts. WordPress is so fickle and frustrating sometimes. They couldn’t see it but I could.

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

      • Hi Cathy, I was able to leave a like on your last Post but my Computer Tech, has done a debugging now on my Computer and also checked out yours and some of the other Blogs I comment on, he has identified what your problem is and the others, such as when people can’t use the Like Button or have other problems like I do with Posting and commenting.

        The good news is that it is not a Hacker, Wayne said it is a plug or attachment that is causing these problems and may need replacing or adjusting, it’s part of WordPresses Platform,

        They are called Backbone and wpcom.Kissmetrics, you can quote these when you contact WordPress Support as I will also do.

        Hope that helps – Love Anne

      • Wow, thanks so much Anne…after my next post see if you can “like” it and let me know. I will ask Lyn to also. Since you and 2 others were having trouble with mine I wonder who else is? BTW: have you ever clicked onto a blog post through email only to have it come up with this, “oops. it seems the page you are looking for can’t be found.”

  6. Cathy, I’m a 100% in agreement with your post. People mistake humility for weakness, meekness for cowardice, and love for approval. None of these are correct, and until we can stand up and proclaim Christ for who He is, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords, and call evil by it’s rightful name, and condemn what needs to be condemned people in this world will never come to know Him as He is presented in the Bible.

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