It’s in the news, it’s on social media, it’s even in our letterbox. Yes, I’m talking about the marriage equality vote.
I’ve prayed a lot and I feel as though I need to share this. Although I am a little hesitant, I believe that God will use it somehow.
I am a christian, therefore my belief is that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. I really don’t think I should have to apologise to anyone for that. But I also believe that the LGTBI community shouldn’t have to apologise for standing up for what they believe in. I do, however think that we need to respect each others opinions and CHOOSE to love each other anyway. And i’m talking to both parties here.
I get slammed almost everyday for my faith in Jesus, so yes I do understand what it’s like to live believing in something that not everyone does. It’s hard and yes i’ve been bullied on a number of occasions for my faith. So please, before you make a judgement on someone else’s opinion, put yourself in their shoes and have a little compassion. And if you can’t, remember that great old saying ‘if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say it at all’.
All Jesus wants us to do is love each other. Love your enemies and love your friends. It doesn’t seem that hard in theory but put in into practice and it’s probably the one of the hardest. But love is a CHOICE.
I love my husband, but we do share different opinions on some things. But that doesn’t mean I don’t stop loving him. I choose to love him everyday of my life. I really believe the enemy is trying to divide us. This vote is dividing households, relationships, communities and the world. We need to stop allowing the enemy to get in between us and the people that we love.
God is ultimately in control anyway, so if he allows the vote to go through, then so be it. His ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. So as christians, let’s put our trust in Jesus and just love. If you’ve read your bible, you’ll know that that’s the most powerful thing you can do. That’s what the enemy hates the most.
‘If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.
Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.’
1 Corinthians 13:3-7