Make a choice to make a difference by helping save our Christian freedoms. You can make a difference. Together we can make the difference. Would you like to save the lives of children? Promote peace, hope and love in this world? Together we can help bring in a harvest of souls worldwide with the gospel of Jesus Christ… if we safeguard our freedom to proclaim the good news.
Do you remember the butterfly effect? Simply put—little things can have a large effect. Merriam Webster defines the butterfly effect as: “a property of chaotic systems (such as the atmosphere) by which small changes in initial conditions can lead to large-scale and unpredictable variation in the future state of the system.”
Perhaps you’ve gone through life seeing yourself a little like a butterfly, floating through life without making much of a difference. Maybe you’ve believed Satan’s lies that you are only meant to go to work each day, have dinner, go to bed and then start all over the next day.
But something deep inside tells you there’s more. Let’s look at Scripture. In Ezekiel 22:30, we find one area where we’re called to have the impact of a butterfly in this world. God says, “I looked for someone who might rebuild the wall of righteousness that guards the land. I searched for someone to stand in the gap in the wall so I wouldn’t have to destroy the land, but I found no one.”
God was looking for someone… one person with a willing heart to stand for righteousness. He was looking for someone to make a difference. And He still is. Do you have a willing heart?
Today, God is looking for Difference Makers to step up in America and rebuild the wall of righteousness. This is truly about life and death… good versus evil. Will you answer His call? You can choose to be a Difference Maker and start a windstorm of change in this nation and in the kingdom of God worldwide. One day we will each stand before the Lord and answer for each decision we made (or did not make) during our lifetime. Remember, “Faith without works is dead.”
If you live in the U.S., here are a few ways YOU, as a believer, can stand for Christian values and have a Christian voice. I’m speaking of the vitally important 2018 midterm elections. Our freedoms of worship, of preserving life, of free speech, and many more are eroding away. We must take action to build the wall.
Step 1: Make a Difference by Simply Showing Up
To win a game in sports, you must first play the game. So, to make a difference in this life, the first decision you could make is that you’re going to be the person who shows up when it counts.
The impact of the Christian vote is historically powerful. It’s been credited for many critical victories over the years, and certainly the 2016 presidential election is a great example.
Let’s look at the group that made the difference in 2016. The following figures illustrate the impact of this small, yet committed core of believers in America.
- They constitute only 9 percent of the adult population, which is about 20 million people.
- They are committed Christians.
- They attend church regularly and believe the Bible is God’s final authority.
- They are active in ministries outside the church.
- They are registered to vote and vote on a regular basis.
This group of individuals also made the difference in the current makeup of our Congress. See what can happen? Little things DO make a big difference. Small keys open big doors. I believe that you are part of the key that God wants to use.
Think about what happened in Nehemiah’s day. The walls of Jerusalem were crumbling, compromising the safety and security of God’s chosen. When each individual stepped up and did his own small part, they accomplished a great work and the wall was rebuilt.
Step 2: Double Your Impact
The freedom of Christianity is at stake. So, get involved in rallying Christians together! Create a club, start a pre-election Bible study focusing on the issues, host a pre-vote breakfast or a post-vote luncheon. Make it an event because it is an event!
All 435 members of the House of Representatives are up for re-election. It is critical that we maintain the current number of members who stand for righteous values. Both of these elections will impact Supreme Court Justice decisions for at least the next decade, as well as decide who will redraw congressional maps in 2021.
Thirty-six states will elect new governors. The Christian vote is powerful… if you show up. So, if you’re a pastor, speak up and encourage your congregation to vote and to vote biblical values. Whoever says politics and the church don’t mix is missing the mark. The Church can steer this nation in a righteous direction, but we must make the decision to participate. Even if you have voted in the past, this is a new season—a new day.
Your vote last time made an impact, but it doesn’t cover this election. You are needed consistently!
Step 3: Protect Unborn Babies and Persecuted Christians
In America, it’s easy to become complacent, comfortable and even apathetic to the evils and horrors going on around us. When it comes to abortion, some Christians seem to have given up, thinking the fight is too big and victory unlikely. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Right now, there is a critical bill that is poised to save every unborn infant 20 weeks or older. It’s called the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. President Trump has already agreed to sign it, the House has already passed it, but it’s being held up in the Senate. Why? Because we need nine more pro-life senators who will support the bill and vote it through. Once that happens, it can be sent to President Trump to sign into law.
We don’t have those nine pro-life senators today, so the bill is stuck. Meanwhile 5,000 unborn babies who are 20 weeks or older are being aborted each and every month. But that can all change with the 2018 midterm elections. If Christians will turn out and vote biblical principles on November 6th, we can save 60,000 babies next year alone!
Another group without a voice is persecuted Christians. Did you know 75 percent of Christians around the world are persecuted? And not the way you might think.
The brutality against Christians in nations around the world is unspeakable. Among many others, persecution in China is increasingly alarming, and the brutal murders of Syrian Christians continue. We need people in office who will address the genocide affecting so many around the world and protect Christians.
Step 4: Follow the Word of God into the Voting Booth
You can’t separate the Bible from politics. You can’t sit in church and believe one thing, then step into the voting booth and throw it out the window based on worldly likes and dislikes. Truth is truth. The Bible is the only truth—in your home, in your relationships, in your finances, in your body, and in politics. So, when you vote, follow the Word of God into the voting booth. When it comes to deciding how to cast your vote, it’s not hard to decide. Remember, the issues are not political, they are biblical.
God is looking for those who will rebuild the walls of righteousness. Will you be one of those people? Like a butterfly flapping its wings—when you vote, when you pray, when you stand—you can be the one who starts a hurricane of change in this world and in the kingdom of God. You can make a difference!
Let us put God, His Word, and fellowship with the Lord, first place in our lives. And then, if you live in the U.S… vote. You can make a difference. Remember, with God nothing is impossible!
Dale & Paula
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