Kelly Elders

Let the Church be the Church!

In the day we are living in the church needs to stay the Church! Today, Christians are trying to take sides of two parties whether it’s the political parties, Black Lives Matter or All Lives Matter but what did God say about taking sides? We need to take the side of Christ and see where we can bring hope to a world that is crying out for answers and not get swept away with the world in its anger and frustration.

hand-1482801_128019 The wrong things the sinful self does are clear: committing sexual sin, being morally bad, doing all kinds of shameful things, 20 worshiping false gods, taking part in witchcraft, hating people, causing trouble, being jealous, angry or selfish, causing people to argue and divide into separate groups, 21 being filled with envy, getting drunk, having wild parties, and doing other things like this. I warn you now as I warned you before: The people who do these things will not have a part in God’s kingdom. ~Galatians 5:20

The enemy wants to take our focus from who God has called us to be and use our voice for a group or party. Our voices are reserved for God and to speak about His love and true equality in Christ. We need to stop looking for the answers when the answer lives in us. This could be the greatest time for the Church if we stay the light in a dark time. When people are afraid, confused and angry we then need to be equipped to spread the Word & Love of Christ. We are not called to take to the streets to protest we are called to be peacemakers and promote Christ! Some people are more passionate about the cause of this world than they ever have been about the message of Christ.

We shouldn’t be walking in fear for our sons when we serve a God who promises to watch over what belongs to us. Help other mothers and fathers how to reach out to a God who will watch over their children. The Church can’t be arguing on social media and try to determine who is right. We are to stay on religion-1139050_1280the side of Christ! Don’t allow the world to force you to choose. Don’t let this opportunity move you to act as the world when you are a child of God. God is on the side of love and we need to separate from anything that would bring us into any kind of division and strife. God is not in division and he warns us that it will keep us from enjoying the kingdom of God.

So what does a Christian do in these times? PRAY for the nation, the sons, the legal system, the officers and know that God can use this time to elevate the church to greatness and the place of unity. PRAY for opportunities to speak into people’s lives who are dealing with fear, frustration and confusion. Get focused on the mission of Christ and make a difference. We can have every different race and still worship together and love one another while the world is living in chaos. They will take notice and know that God is love & life.

You are not Democrat, Republican, Black, Brown, White or polka dot, YOU are a child of God and He sees no gender, race or age but He does see your heart and hears your prayers so pray on!

About kelly@thehopeuc.com

I'm originally from Michigan and now living in Southern California. I have been married since 1987 to an very loving husband and have two great kids Jordan and Jaslyn. I have a beautiful granddaughter Payton who lights my world.

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