Wednesday, November 5, 2008

...THEN it's worth it

:: I was at the store a couple of months ago when two guys, probably early 30's walked by me and one of them said ::

"I've been trying to tell him, If the good times outweigh the bad, then it's worth it!"

I instantly wondered what the story behind that statement could be. A marriage or relationship? A job? Whatever the case, what a sad statement! "THEN it's worth it." As though there is an option of value.

I'm so grateful that Christ doesn't have this outlook on me. "When Meagan is doing the right thing... THEN she's worth it." "When Meagan's not sinning...THEN she's worth it."
Christ's value for me spilled out at the cross.
["I am worth the life of Jesus"]

My mind turns to the nation. Whether you voted for Obama or McCain, the outcome is decided! I believe the church body is on sandy ground if we aren't careful of our response.

A reaction may be: "I'm moving"
A response should be: I'm praying

A reaction may be: to say that Obama will soon be assassinated.
*I could camp out on this point for a while. This statement enrages me!
A response should be: I'm praying for his safety and soul.

A reaction may be: "I don't understand"
A response should be: God understands, I trust and pray in faith, not fear.

In
1 Peter 2:13 we are told to respect authority:
" 13Submit yourselves for the Lord's sake to every authority instituted among men: whether to the king, as the supreme authority, 14or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right."


Notice the theme of prayer. Value has been decided. Value of prayer, value my life, value of this nation, value of leaders, value of President Obama's life and value of his authority.

It's not WHEN it's "worth it" to pray. It's BECAUSE it's "worth it" to pray.

I didn't vote for Barack Obama, but I support him IN PRAYER as the 44th President of the United States of America. Not only because "the Bible tells me so" but because I understand and trust the value of the statement, "Christ is Supreme"

::God Bless America::

::meg

11 comments:

keilabrooke said...

This is a really good post meg! =)

Tracy Wilde said...

amen meaggy... one thing i would say in slight disagreement though is that we don't have to "support" him, but we MUST pray for him. i probably won't support many of his policies or what he stands for, but i will pray for him.........as i have been and AS I ALWAYS DO FOR ALL OUR LEADERS. ;)

.:meagan.rae:. said...

Tracy,
Well said! I can agree with that. :)

Dustin said...

wow this is a great post. Now I figured out why you don't post that much......because it takes you 20 billion years to change your fonts, and font sizes, etc etc. Wow. haha.

.:meagan.rae:. said...

dustin-
haha 20 billion, really?

maybe 15. :)

Shana said...

Really great post, Meagan. I've found myself struggling with my attitude way more than I thought I would. This is a good reminder that other people are watching how I (all Christians) react.

Omah's Helping Hands said...

Excellant post Meagan! You have a way with words. Thanks for the reminder. We talked about this in group as well today. Plus as Pastor Ken mentioned in his latest post, "God is still in control." :)

Brenda said...

Amen--that's the truth!

Kelly Wilde said...

Really good Meg... really good! :)

Kenrick said...

Awesome post, i replied to someone's bulletin with a similar statement, but I like yours better. Thank you for Copy n Paste =D.

Saves me thinking time!

Dustin said...

Ok, 15 works :) ha. But seriously.