Why are YOU living in where you are in 2012? Consider this:
“The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us. ” (Acts 17:24–26)
According to God, the reason you and I live where we do is because that’s the perfect time for us to seek (and help others seek) and find God. For those living in America, we are so blessed that the persecution Christians face is extremely light compared to our brethren in first century. How can we best use our situation for God’s glory? Here are some excellent thoughts on the matter at: http://alivewithchrist.com/christianitywithoutfear/
People tend to take great pride in what they “advocate.” We actively advocate for causes that are important to us, and that we believe will make a positive difference in the world around us. For some of us it might be politics, or environmental policies. Reflect upon your personal life for a moment. What do you find so important that you take the time to tell others about it? What topics do you tend to “speak your mind” on with the people you encounter day-to-day?
God gave the prophet Ezekiel something important to advocate:
When I say to the wicked, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. “Yet if you have warned the wicked and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered yourself. (Ezekiel 3:18–19)
Ezekiel was Israel’s watchman, but Christians are the light of the world. CLICK HERE TO SEE FULL ARTICLE