Day of Rage, Part Three – Stir up Love

 

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works, (Hebrews 10:24).

It is with a grateful heart that I woke this morning to the news that the Day of Rage protests passed largely without incident.  This is because of our prayers.  I want to thank every one of you that prayed with me, changing the Day of Rage into a Day of Prayer.

Make no mistake about it, those (motivated by the defeated enemy) who wish to stir up trouble and violence will not quit.  Someday they will have their day of anarchy and violence.  But not today.  Thank God, not today.

Now I want to address those Christians who take their anger and outrage to social media:

What are you doing?  I understand that there are things in the news that make you angry.  But take those feelings to the Lord.  Let Him help you work through them.  When you post things to social media that make you angry, you stir up anger in others.  You’re allowing yourself to be used by the defeated enemy.  Don’t you know that?

Think before you post:

  • Is this encouraging?
  • Is this edifying (does it build people up)?
  • Is this inspired? / Is it inspiring?
  • Does this stir up good feelings in me?

If you answered no to any of those questions, then please pray before posting it.

And if you see posts by other Christians that stir up anger (the comments will show if it stirs anger), then for the love of God and others, please message them privately about it.  Feel free to use this post to point out the importance of not stirring up anger.

I’m going to repeat that verse above in the New King James Version:

Let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, (Hebrews 10:24, NKJV, emphasis mine).

I believe that God used me yesterday to stir up love and good works.  And it felt good.  It still feels good.  Let’s really be salt and light in this world and get stirring.  God is good!

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