Oxygen to the Soul

14 Mar

Freedom is oxygen to the soul.

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. (Proverbs 9:10)

What can the righteous do to stop the moral decline in America?

Last night I had a bad dream that I was driving through a small town when the police pulled me over and confiscated my iPod for having it in my car. I was so sad since I use that every day to listen to the Bible, worship songs, and inspirational messages.

What is the significance of this dream? It’s a wake up call to you and me. Time is short. Our freedoms in America are rapidly eroding. Tolerance is the buzz word instead of truth. Truth in our culture is relative, not absolute. It’s OK to have idols of all sorts, but Jesus and the cross are inflammatory.

Last Friday during the marriage LIFE group meeting at our home, I was made aware of the Feb 28 California appellate court decision that potentially seriously affects homeschooling across our nation.

While practicing anesthesia from 2003-2006, I was reprimanded by the leadership in two different hospitals for talking about God and praying with patients. At one hospital, I was told it didn’t matter if 99 out of 100 people appreciated what I did, it was the other 1% of people that would get the hospital in trouble. At another hospital, I was told I was not allowed to dictate in my notes that I had prayed with a patient.

Yet, it is for freedom that Christ has set us free. As our culture becomes less Christ-centered, our freedoms disappear. I choose to take a bold and courageous stand for my Savior. My assignment is to be a catalyst to reclaim the Internet for Jesus Christ. As Ted Baehr says, “He who controls the media controls the culture.” I encourage you to refer your friends and your networks to the free “UNCOMMON Internet Marketing Seminar” I am hosting at Noon EDT on Wednesday March 19. See below.

In Culpeper, Pastor Tim Shields taught a whole series about the positive influence of Christianity on culture in the past 2000 years. Betty Miller writes, “Everything good that we have been blessed with in our society here in the U.S.A., comes directly or indirectly, from God’s grace and the Bible’s influence.” While you may think this a bold statement, Betty backs it up in today’s Link of the Day.

Prayer Power
Lord Jesus, You say that if we deny You before men, then You will deny us before Your heavenly Father. Lord, have mercy on our nation. I pray for a new level of boldness of Your children in the marketplace to proclaim Your holy name and Your truth. Guide me and my readers to a new level of prayer and praise. Thank You Jesus. Amen and Hallelujah!

Link of the Day
The Positive Influence of the Bible in America

Blessings to be bold and courageous for Jesus in the marketplace!

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