There are a lot of ideas on how to address our problematic issues in the USA, namely:
- Racial Fairness
- Political Tension
- Employment Disparities
From my little perch in Midtown Atlanta, GA, I see the numerous arguments, and the emotional intensity on opposite sides of each issue! They are evident in both the world and the church.
May I give you a simple solution from Scripture?
First, my message here is not for the unsaved. Why? Because spiritual things are spiritually discerned (1 Corinthians 2:14). The only message I have to the unsaved through all of this is, “Get saved!”
But, what is the message to the Christian, to each of us individually?
It comes from Jesus, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:39).
I think that means:
- Be obedient unto love, not hate, no matter how different someone’s views or looks are from you. And;
- Be obedient unto forgiveness, no matter what was done and by whom.
Maybe so, but isn’t that just like God?
PS. Don’t confuse simple with “easy.” It’s not easy. . .which is why we have the Holy Spirit.
I look forward to serving with all y’all.
Mark S Mirza
Common Thread Ministries/Founder
National Day of Prayer/Georgia State Coordinator
My short post above may cause some of you to “Wrestle with God.” In the video below, note that SUBMISSION TO GOD was the difference in wrestling well, and wrestling not so well.
My latest novel, “Divided Together” addresses a portion of this conflict. The thesis of the novel is, “Our Unity is in Christ, NOT the Ballot Box.”
The novel just before this one, Book 2 of The Pray-ers, Spiritual Warfare addresses another part of the conflicts while it gives a fascinating view of Colossians and Philemon, as told through the lives of prayer warriors.