What Really Matters

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I have but one label that I refuse to let diminish. Its not American. Its not a political party. Its not my job title. Its not even husband, father, or son.

Its being a follower of Jesus.

What I desire is to love and serve my God. To honor Him means to follow His commands. No matter the headlines, we are all called to one task, to share Christ.

Its good to be politically informed. Its good to care about issues. Its good to have ambitions.

What is not good is when we let these become idols.

It doesn’t matter who won the election. When I woke up after election day, I still am faced with Mark 16:15, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

It doesn’t matter when the laws of the land and popular culture shift remarkably from Biblical values. I still live under Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations.”

It doesn’t matter what job I have, circumstance I live in, or what is happening around me. I still must submit to Acts 1:8, “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

I am not calling for an ignorance or apathy to politics, or careers, or life in general. However, there is no greater command than to love God with all our being. There is no greater policy than to love our neighbor as ourselves. There is no greater issue than the vast lostness of humanity and the need for Christ as Savior and Lord.

No leader will save us. No law will fix us. Only Christ. Forever, only Christ.

To see the world change, we must see every knee bow and every tongue confess Jesus as Lord. (Phil 2:10-11). What a beautiful thing that our Creator calls us His own and invites us to join in His work.