A Fitting Devotional

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The devotional I got for today  from Rhetorical Jesus is very timely as I find most of my recent posts are mainly reactions to current events and politics which makes most people uncomfortable. It can be quite boring to some but God wired me in this manner and so this way, I must walk. I have always been outspoken especially about my convictions and today’s devotional serves as a confirmation that we must seek to obey God rather than please people.

I am not writing this to put my sister under the bus but I am coming out as one of the millions of people whose relationships have been affected because of the man we voted for this past election. It pains me to say that my own sister labels me a bigot. She is married to a Black man, whose kids I happened to have cared for as their babysitter when they were young.

When she was on the brink of getting a divorce, she used to come to my husband and I for advice and refuge. It appears that she has forgotten that and has let her political leanings completely blind her and it’s apparent blood means nothing to some people especially when it comes to politics.

I DO NOT hate my sister. I do know that Liberalism is a cancer that eats away a person’s rationality and puts everything in an inverted perspective, evil is good and good is evil (Isaiah 5:20).

My only prayer is that to everyone out there whose relationships are severed because of the past election, may we find the strength to endure and be patient with those who are under the grip of the enemy’s influence. All he wants is to separate and sow discord to families.

My sister is not my enemy. It is who’s behind her that’s my enemy.

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

Ephesians 6:12