Yes, this is my second ‘political’ post in a row. Uh-oh. That might label me as a fanatic. That might stop some of you from reading my blog anymore. But I feel very strongly about what I am supposed to Stand for.
People stand for so many things – to applaud a great show, to greet people when they walk in the room, in the middle of a discussion when things start to get heated, when the national anthem plays, etc. Taking a stand can have a lot of meaning.
What do you stand for?
I’ve been signing a lot of petitions lately. Like ACLJ‘s petitions against the IRS scandals and their fight for pro-life. And Susana Martinez petition for New Mexico residents to stand for our gun rights. And also, I’m taking a stand with the citizens of Murrieta (this hits close to home for me as I spent one year living in Murrieta as a kid) and signed Grassfire’s petition in their current fight for their city (you can read more about that on Liberty News.) In this kind of Standing, I’m choosing to associate myself with the political beliefs I say I have. I’m doing a little something about that, and saying, yes, I will stand next to these people who are standing up for rights, and standing against those who want to take away those rights.
Another way to stand is to speak. Share with your friends the information you get about what is going on. And say something! I’m not afraid to speak, it’s my God-given right. That is why I posted my thoughts in We the People earlier this week. And that’s why I’m saying something now. A fellow blogger of mine, Grace for Elle, is speaking out with her husband in a huge way, with a film about standing for our freedoms coming out on July 18th called Persecuted. Please take the time to watch the trailer for this movie HERE.
I have to add to this one more thing. I had a verse in my head all day after writing this post about standing. Yes, it’s important to take a stand in these political things. It’s of much more importance to take a stand for believing in God, and to stand against attacks on that belief – and we do so in God’s power and might that was exemplified in sacrifice and love. Ephesians 6:10-13 says,
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.”