Opportunity

This post is part of Five Minute Friday.

Every day I have an opportunity to bring heaven to earth. I can choose to live in fear or live in faith.

Generally speaking, the rhetoric of politics is based in fear…at least most of it. I don’t know about you, but I am inundated on social media and the news about all the things I (as a voter) will lose, should be afraid of, threatened by, missing out on or will miss out on…yada, yada, yada.

Each day, I have the opportunity to lift up the discouraged, help the oppressed, give hope to the hopeless and welcome the stranger. Sound familiar?

How will I live each day? Where is the opportunity today, to make a difference in someone’s life? What needs to change in my life or even my perspective in order to live by faith instead of fear?

As we move toward the election of 2020, I hope as a Christian, I look at the fruit of the spirit of each candidate and ask myself, “What fruit is that candidate producing? Are they encouraging the country to live in faith and love, or in fear and hate?”

I have an opportunity as a follower of the Way of Christ to bring heaven to earth. It is my daily choice between living in fear or faith.

I think it’s time for Heaven to come to earth.

Amen.

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