06 Aug Don’t Be Afraid to Speak (2 Pt 1: 20-21) by Chris Talley
“Above all, you must realize that no prophecy in scripture ever came from the prophet’s own understanding, or from human initiative. No, those prophets were moved by the Holy Spirit, and they spoke from God.” ~ 2 Pt 1:20-21 (full readings)
Chris’ Reflections: On June 30th the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, ruling that individuals do not lose their religious freedom when they open a family business. The Greens were not afraid to speak up when the new healthcare laws would have had them provide, four potentially life-terminating drugs. With the Supreme Court ruling in favor of this landmark decision for religious freedom, it gives me hope for the fight for the unborn. Facebook lit up on the 30th from the supporters to those who were angered by the decision. There were posts opposed to it and speaking against Hobby Lobby. I spoke up for what I believe in, in support of religious freedom. Did I change anyone’s mind that day? I don’t know, but I will never hold my tongue for fear of upsetting someone. Always choose your words wisely and speak in love, but never fear to have a voice for the unborn who don’t have a voice.
* Chris Talley is a single mom with two daughters who does everything she can to raise strong women of faith who won’t fear standing up for what they believe in.
.Faith Challenge: If you feel convicted to speak up for something you believe in, don’t be afraid God will give you strength.
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