Yea, that’s sinful

I’m so sick of people making their own decisions about what is wrong and what is right! For the last few weeks I’ve been watching a little situation unfold on Facebook between some folks I know from back home. It seems that one of them has embraced the homosexual lifestyle for himself and he wants the rest of his “old” friends to accept him as is.

That’s not really the problem though.

He wants to smear it in their face (or so it seems from what I keep reading) and dare them to speak anything against that decision. It’s pretty frustrating to see. I’ve really wanted to say something….and I have poked in a few comments here and there. But nothing that REALLY stirs the water like some of my other friends. I didn’t mention…..but this guy is actually a distant relative of mine as well. So, I’m trying to be sensitive to him and his needs. But honestly, I know that his biggest need is CHRIST!!!! Oh he claims to be a follower and he knows that God just doesn’t feel about his choice the same as these friends do. He’s all out there with his “beliefs” and unfortunately he’s been lied to.

Satan has a way with the flesh doesn’t he? He convinces our mind to believe what our heart deep down knows is wrong. I have experienced this tomfoolery myself during the course of my life. It’s a matter of convincing ourselves to lighten up or cut loose. It always ends in destruction. Which leads me to some really amazing verses that speak clearly how God feels about our foolishness.

Proverbs 6:16-19
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.”

Can you see anything in there that you might have a problem with? Maybe you’re a superhuman and you’ve managed to avoid any of those issues in your life. I really doubt that’s the case. But for me, I’m convinced that I need to do a personal heart check. One that involves asking myself and God to reveal any and everything that is not in agreement with Him. I want to be pleasing to my Lord……and I never want to be a part of something that I know my God hates or detests.

I’m still praying for and watching my FB relative. I know that God doesn’t want me to stand by silently. But I also know he doesn’t need me going after him with my hair on fire (in the name of Jesus Christ) either. What would you do? I see other Christian friends trying to speak the truth to him and he’s rejecting it and making it a “christians” are the bad guy issue. What’s new right?

I want to obey you. I want to honor you. I want to reach other’s with your love. My flesh is weak and I tend to get a bit fired up when I feel passionate about something. I believe what your word says about this lifestyle and I need a gentle and loving way to speak your truth to him. Help me to do that. Use me to make a positive impact on him and all who might see what I say to him.


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