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The Smart Way to Support a Political Leader God Chooses

The Smart Way to Support a Political Leader God Chooses

An argument started on one of the groups I’m on. It’s not a lame kind of argument. This was serious.

They were “fighting” over the activities of a political leader. One guy held that there was no way the leader could be God’s choice because of his unsavory character.

The other guy held that the political leader was God’s choice, had done a lot to advance the interest of the church and so must be supported.

It wasn’t one of those quiet battles. This was tougher than that.

They eventually paused, like two boxers going back to their corner, waiting for the bell to call a restart. It was clear that this argument would pop up another time.

Someone says something or winds up the conversation and out jumps the jack-in-box.

Beyond the seething emotions in the background, there is a bigger question lost in the middle of everything.

Maybe we need to find the question before we even look at the arguments from both sides.

And the question is….?

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God Creates new Opportunities for Others

God Creates new Opportunities for Others
A couple of events this week made me realize that God creates new opportunities for others as He creates opportunities for me.
 
The often spoken theology most of us have heard is that God has to bring someone down to raise us up.
 
But the events of the week re-affirmed my conviction that God can raise me up by creating new opportunities for others
 

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The Uselessness of a Platform

The Uselessness of a Platform

It’s interesting that everyone talks about how a platform with access to so many people is a wonderful way for the gospel to connect to people.
We look at the value of converts based on the number of people they have access to

For example, a popular celebrity is considered more valuable because of his/her influence and reach compared to a no-name convert.

I think to God, platform or access to people is of little value.

Two cases in point

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Silent When to Speak

Silent When to Speak
I was watching a Christian movie in which the main protagonist would constantly give responses that point people to his faith in Jesus
 
For example, when he was asked why he had not yet married, he responded that he is praying and waiting on the Lord.
 
He was quite bold to make similar declarations in so many aspects of life – his work and his choice of lifestyle.
 
Watching it made me go over my life and wonder if I have not missed on “testifying opportunities”.
 

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When God Uses Errors for Good

When God Uses Errors for Good

Something happened at our home this week that reminded me of how God steps in to address problems you never knew you had.

To understand it best, I’d like to share a story that happened during my undergraduate

I had gone to the hospital feeling unwell (exactly, that’s the only reason we go there)

The doctor had recommended a widal test and sensitivity of the test.

I went to the laboratory and the guy asked for samples I didn’t expect to give. I gave it and went my merry way.

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