Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Taking a CHICK-FIL-A stand...but is it enough?

Tonight we supported Chick-Fil-A, along with millions of others who chose to take a stand. All day long, the lines wrapped outside the doors, and even at times, cars lined up for blocks just to purchase a chicken sandwich that would clearly make a statement of faith. We joined this effort by eating chicken for dinner.

(My beautiful daughter posing at Chick-fil-a)

It pleased my heart to see so many customers of Chick-fil-a support the idea of traditional marriage with such long lines.

But is it enough?..what kind of difference can one chicken sandwich in one day make?

It may not change any kind of legislation but it is a good first step. Today was not at all about chicken or Chick-fil-a, however, it was all about taking a stand for what we believe God stands for. It was about standing up for Gods Word.

It is so rare in todays society to find people who actually believe in something. Today could possibly have changed that perception. Up to today, it was common for non believers to laugh when they heard someone say, "I believe this is right and I am going to take a stand". One reason I think non believers find this easy to ridicule is because often times, we as Christians, do not put our money where our mouth is. We say we believe in something, but we are not willing to do anything about it.

Even though people mock or laugh at such a proclamation, I think deep down, they are impressed. It is not every day that you find someone who has convictions and believes in something so strongly. Opposition that comes, (like the media coverage in the Chick-fil-a statement), isn't always disagreement as it is a test to see if we really believe as strongly as we profess to.

When a Christian wants to take a stand for something they believe in, it may cost them something. Today it cost us $5.89 for a chicken sandwich, but tomorrow the price may be greater. It may even cost us our life. Is that a stand that we are willing to take?

"But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the kings delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the eunichs that he might not defile himself. Now God had brought Daniel into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunichs." DANIEL 1:8,9

Daniel ate vegetables and drank water instead of the luxuries of the king's table. It is time that we, as Christians, take a stand and refrain from some of the luxuries of this world. But it's going to take more than a chicken sandwich. We must step it up and put our money where our mouth is!

I'm linking up with THANKFUL THURSDAY today. Iris is our host this month, come share your grateful heart with us!


bp said...

I used this situation as an example to my son that the leader of the company was standing for what was right, even though it isn't popular with everyone. So many lessons I think in this for Christians.

Happy Thankful Thursday!

Sara G said...

Jesus never said this narrow road would be easy. May we be bold at all times and continue to confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior. I have thought about how Peter denied the Lord three times and how easy that path can be taken. I do not think it is enough but yes this is a start. Online is easier but when you are face to face, that is the test.

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing.