Monday, July 30, 2007

Where do you stand?

Last Thursday afternoon I was invited to attend a press conference. It wasn't held in your usual setting... it was in a grassy area underneath a billboard off of Exit 5 in Clarksville.

Bryan Wickens, the president of Reclaim Our Culture Kentuckiana, invited me to attend the unveiling of a new billboard that calls on residents of Southern Indiana to stand up for decency. (For info visit ) I became acquainted with Bryan two years ago when I interviewed him for The Good News. He is a great guy who gave up his law practice to head up R.O.C.K. in Louisville, feeling that God has placed this calling on his heart. (To learn more about R.O.C.K. visit ) Bryan, along with a wonderful group of individual feel that by standing firm against pornography and decency issues, we can make the world a better place for our children. I happen to agree.

The group from ROCK has set a challenge for pastors and church leaders in Southern Indiana... pray for 40 days asking God to forgive our communities, our leaders, and ourselves for falling short. To ask God to forgive our nation for failing to follow His word. Then pastors and leaders are asked to take the next 40 days and ask God to stand firm behind ROCK's campaign to end the sale of pornographic and indecent materials in Southern Indiana. "If my people, who are called by my name will humble themselves, and seek my face, and pray ...then will I heal their land...."

What has God called you to stand up for? What call has he placed on your life that you feel you just aren't suited for? I bet there is something, and I bet that God knows what is best. It might be hard to bite on to, and really hard to swallow, but God knows exactly what his plans are where you are concerned. So, if you feel that he is taking you out of your comfort zone to stand up for what you believe, then it is probably meant for you to take a stand... God doesn't always want to use you where you are, but where he needs you! I am thankful for individuals like Bryan who are willing to take that step forward...the world will be a better place for it.

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