Why Vote?

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Do you think the issues of abortion, gay marriage, healthcare, sex trafficking, education standards, religious freedom, national security (aka your safety) are important issues? Or are these issues of no concern to you? Continue reading

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Refuge

Have you ever been caught outside in a rainstorm? Not the kind of rainstorm that is refreshing and fun. I’m talking about pelting rain, trees falling down around because the wind is blowing so strong and the sounds of thunder and lighting booming around you.

I must admit I enjoy watching these kinds of storms, but from the comfort of my home or under the protection of a porch. How foolish would you think me if I chose to ride out the storm in my front lawn under the protection of an umbrella or towel? Why would I choose either of them to shelter me from the rain, wind and lightning?

I tend to choose the less than adequate shelter more often than I’d like to admit. I wonder if you do too?

We are in a constant spiritual battle and as Christians we must be reminding ourselves of it. There will be times when we get discouraged by what’s going on around us – the storms of life. We can choose to take refuge in anything that will calm us momentarily or distract us. But what are we called to do when we are overwhelmed or troubled?

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved…Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:5-8

Why? Why are we called to take refuge in Him and nothing else? He is the sufficient shelter we need. He is not an umbrella or towel. He is the Rock – the Refuge. Why would I seek shelter anywhere else? Here is a song to remind you in the middle of whatever storm you are caught in to find your shelter in the Lord. My soul,  Wait on the Lord.

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Cause Me (Psalm 143)

Where do we get our motivation to trust God? Do we believe it is a self made desire? How do we know the directions we should take? Who is the one we’re receiving direction from?

All good questions stemmed from Psalm 143. I’m not going to answer these questions here, but I’d encourage you to listen to the song Cause Me (Psalm 143) read the psalm and answer these questions for yourselves.

Engaged365,

Chrissy

Engaged

This blog was started as a challenge for Christians to engage our minds to search for the truth in what we believe, and why we believe it.

There are approximately 365 days in a year, 365 days to make decisions on what we will stand for and who we will stand with. In our day in age it is not uncommon to have many different points of views, beliefs, convictions. What is becoming less common among us as a society is not a lack of opinion, but lack of understanding.

Understanding is key to our convictions. If there is no firm reason for why we believe what we do, then it will be extremely easy to sway our beliefs to whatever the popular vote may be for today. Which calls into question, what are we really believing if we have been swayed? (Link to song: To and Fro)

If we haven’t done this already, let us begin to challenge ourselves to engage our minds 365 days a year. Let’s not just believe something. Let’s understand what we believe and why we believe it.