Wednesday, September 5, 2012

THANKFUL THURSDAY...debate time

I am sure many of you have been watching the primary debates on television this week. I have heard many reports on who the good speakers were and which ones were not that great. Of course, if you are an Obama backer, you may think that his wife, Michelle had some great things to say. Or if you are a Romney supporter, you may have liked Condoleezza Rice.

Whenever we enter into a discussion or a debate, we must remember that there is a time to bring the debate to a conclusion and at that time there is a winner and a loser. I cannot gauge for you who you might think is winning this debate, but I do know that each speaker has done their best to win you over by their elegance, their humor, and their passion.

When it comes to sharing the gospel with unbelievers, I wonder what kind of debater we are?

Are we like the first lady Michelle, full of passion and able to defend what we know? I am not endorsing the Obama ticket here on my blog, but I merely make a point that one of the reasons Michelle Obama could get up and debate so passionately and eloquently is because she personally knew who she was representing, she 100% supports the man that she was defending.

That is the kind of passion and elegance I want when it comes time to share the gospel with others. I don't want to just talk about God, I want to share my real life experiences with God to others. I want people to feel what I have felt. See what I have seen. Believe what I believe.

Witnessing for Christ is not a debate. Or is it?

Is it not our goal to win over the lost to Him? To bring light to the darkness? Sometimes we just have to tell it the way it is. No sugar coating. No coaxing. Just the plain truth. Nothing but the facts.

That may be a far stretch from what we hear in a primary debate, but I believe God's Word when it says that His Word will not return void ...

ISAIAH 55:11 "So is My Word that goes out from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

In just a few months we will see who wins this presidential race and then they will have to put their money where their mouth is. We will see if their promises were just empty words or if they can put action behind them. One thing that I am assured of, God's Word is never an empty promise. If He said it....He meant it. His Word is always Amen and Amen and that means He has the final Word!

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and I am linking up with Iris who is hosting this month. I am so thankful that I can stand upon God's Word...it is the one thing that never changes. Please visit Iris and all of the other TT participants today, you will be blessed!


2 comments:

Denise said...

Amen.

Kathleen said...

Laurie, I so agree with you and I must say our First Lady made an amazing and impassioned speech. Who couldn't believe her? Like you I want to be that way for Christ - totally in love, have major passion for my God, my Savior. Great post! Have a wonderful day :)