a call to action for believers from a missionary not living in America…

a call to action for believers from a missionary not living in America…

I’ve been thinking a lot about politics and what’s going on in America right now. I’ve been thinking, “What would America look like if we were actually a Christian nation?” I know this is a shocker to many people who think we are a Christian nation, but we aren’t. What if this nation really was a nation full of Christ followers? How would that change the country? How would it change the world? Do we focus too much on politics and who should or shouldn’t be president rather then preaching the gospel? The answer is for sure yes. What if we shared the gospel everywhere? What if people understood not just the story of Christ, but what he means to them? What if people understood that His death not only washed away their sins, but also imparted His righteousness on them? Wouldn’t the gospel change our country more then political activism? Politics never helps everyone, the gospel does! The gospel is not impartial, it is for everyone! It is for Black, White, police, Muslims, LGBTQ, children, men, women, Hispanics, Asians, atheists, activists, Hindus, Mormans, etc.. The gospel is good news for everyone! If this is true, why do we look for answers elsewhere? I am not advocating not voting, I am asking, why are we, who follow Christ, not fulfilling the great commission and sharing the gospel like we should? Please let’s change this country for the good! Start sharing the gospel today, without restraint! 

 

Today we vote. We vote for where we land in our thinking, strong opinions, views, beliefs. We vote for something, against something, to defend something. Do it. Vote how you will vote but do everything you can to defend, reconcile, and restore unity among your Brother and Sister (in Christ) because, no matter who wins, we’ve got some major battle ground moving forward and if we think this election is the tip of the iceberg … boy oh boy are we in for it. Full armor, Brothers and Sisters (Ephesians 6). I’m not telling, I’m asking, begging, pleading because I need you on this one. I’m losing hope in us and I’m scared.

 

Armor Up,

Maria

 

Josh Howard who is a missionary living in Slovakia. To read more about him, what he does, and who he is  click here. 

Is God Good Series Final (Vlog)

Is God Good Series Final (Vlog)

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Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”

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Is God Good Series 1 (Vlog)

Is God Good Series 1 (Vlog)

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God did not give me a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). In fact, His love is perfect and drives out fear (1 John 4:18) and, because of that, I do not have to fear the terror of the night (Psalm 91:5). The fear of the Lord is pure and clean (Psalm 19:9) and will strengthen me with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10). I do not have to fear evil because He is with me, guiding me (with His staff) and protecting me (with his rod) (Psalm 23:4). 

 

 

Mother’s Day Video

Mother’s Day Video

Mother’s Day Video “I look at my girls and I think of my mom. I think of how she parented me and what she wanted for me, and how she would want that for generations…”

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“With blessing of joy we praise him and through the trials, we praise him for he works all things to the glory of him and for our good. The joy of the Lord is our strength and although trials come, we take heart for God has overcome the world and marked it with victory in Jesus. We persevere and do not lose heart for God is our answer in all things.” -Mom