Today I was sent a youtube clip from an atheist talk show radio station.
As I listened, there was (what seemed to be) an older woman who had phoned in and talking from a Christian angle. As she spoke, one of the guys on the show became so irate and often swore in his comments back to her. She amazingly was soft toned the whole way through, but the way she was spoken to was full of disrespect and arrogance and rudeness.
During the conversation the two guys mentioned that they had both been Christians- one training to be a minister, and the other was already a minister before they turned atheist. It was so interesting because the one that got angry and rude said that when he was a Christian, he had tried to be the “best Christian ever so that when he died, he would be able to meet God and have done his best at converting as many as possible to Christ”. This interested me because the whole Gospel and Good News of Christ is that it is by GRACE we have been saved, not that anyone can boast from works.
Our identity is not about what we can do for God, because what can we actually do for the Almighty Creator of earth and all the galaxies??! Our identity is based on who He is, not who we are! What He has done, not what we can do. In our weakness is when He is strong. This is totally opposite to human ways and thinking. We want to be the strong ones. We want to work hard and be the best. We want to have the answers and make sure we are in control. None of these are generally bad in themselves, but we are limited. In everything. God is not. In anything.
We must really pray for those who are against us. And we must constantly understand and remember that it is not flesh and blood we are fighting against, but the powers and rulers of spiritual darkness.
It is also interesting to see that they are still wanting to ‘evangelise’ what they believe and it seems that the Bible is true when it says that the gifts and call of God are irrevocable.
Let us not give up fighting for a lost and broken and pained world. Let us ask God to break our hearts for what breaks His. And be bold enough to mean it, and withstand the heartbreak.