Daily Devotional for Friday June 19, 2020
Chick-fil-A’s Dan Cathy latest gutless cave to the culture!!!
(Luke 16:13, James 4:4)
***DAILY PERSONAL PRAYER FOR YOU: Dear Lord, open my eyes to see this world clearly, and show me what You want me to do to serve You in these times we live. You and You alone will have the last word Lord. Let me see this lost world through Your eyes and with Your heart and help to lead the lost and hurting to find Your hope, strength, and peace! In the name of Jesus I pray...AMEN!!!
***THE DAILY LIVEPRAYER TV NUGGET: Last year Dan Cathy, the head of Chick-fil-A since the death of his father Truett Cathy who founded the national fast food chain, stopped donating thru their charitable foundation to the Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The reason was simple. Despite rising to national prominence as an overt Christian business, to appease the cultural elites who promote the perversion of God’s Holy Institution of Marriage, Cathy made this decision to cut donations to these two overt Christian organizations! So it really didn’t shock me to learn that Cathy has gone on the record in the past few days stating that “white Christians must repent of racism and fight for our black brothers and sisters.” This was in the aftermath of the police shooting in Atlanta of Rayshard Brooks. Cathy than got on his knees to shine the shoes of a black rapper in some sort of token act of apology. Is it any wonder why the Christ-hating anarchists who want to destroy this nation are so bold? Here is one of the nation’s high profile Christian businessmen buying into their 100% satanically inspired false narrative!!! First, Rayshard Brooks would be alive today if he had not resisted arrest, punched and tased one officer in the altercation, ran, than stopped and fired the stolen taser at the pursuing officer who in self-defense shot and killed him. The reason Brooks was running was because he was on probation for child abuse and other charges, one of the 9 violent acts he had spent time in prison for during his life. He knew that his DUI arrest would violate his probation and he would be back in prison. Of course if you only listen to the lying propagandists who masquerade as the media, you wouldn’t know these FACTS! This just in...THE POLICE INTERACT EVERY DAY WITH BAD PEOPLE, CRIMINALS, TRULY EVIL HUMAN BEINGS. THEY DO THE JOB YOU AND I AND MOST PEOPLE WOULDN’T WANT TO DO FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY!!! As for Dan Cathy, EVERY CHRISTIAN KNOWS RACISM IS EVIL DAN!!! IT IS A SATANIC GAME OF DIVISON PLAYED IN EVERY NATION IN THE WORLD AND HAS BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING OF MANKIND. YOU DON’T CHANGE RACISM BY GUTLESS VIRTUAL SIGNALING! YOU CHANGE RACISM BY CHANGING HEARTS THROUGH FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST! THAT IS THE ONLY WAY!!! All Christians should fight for injustice against any person. The fact is, the only injustice going on right now in Atlanta is not against a dead 9x convict who attacked the police, but against the very officers who are now being prosecuted by a politically motivated Mayor and DA for simply doing their jobs!!! Pray for a fair adjudication of these false charges. Also, pray for Dan Cathy. Instead of being a leader for Christ in these perilous days, he has chosen to be used as a tool in satan’s wicked and evil game designed to destroy this nation from within!!!
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(A flashback to Friday May 2, 2014)
I want to use the examples of two highly visible and cowardly "Christian" organizations today to challenge you in your personal life to make the most of each day God gives you. In the Daily Devotional of July 23, 2012 I wrote, "I want to take a moment today to stand up and APPLAUD the Boy Scouts of America and Chick-fil-A. It is so rare in this day of being politically correct and compromise, to see anyone take a bold and principled stand for Biblical Truth."
*Note: I applaud Dr. James Dobson for taking a bold public stand for life during the National Day of Prayer address. I can only pray others will be inspired to quit being silent and no matter the repercussions, STAND FOR THE LORD AND HIS TRUTH!
Since that Devotional in the summer of 2012, both the Boy Scouts and Chick-fil-A have both caved in on their "bold stand for Biblical Truth" and have turned into the latest on a long list of cowards who talk a good game, but when the real pressure comes they compromise their faith and surrender!!!
The Boy Scouts have now opened their ranks to "gay scouts," caving in to the lie that someone is "born gay" when it is a CHOICE while compromising their high standards they have maintained for 100 years! Their surrender was due to concern over large financial backers who they would lose if they stuck to their century-old-policy of excluding homosexuals from membership and leadership positions within its ranks.
Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that his stand against "gay marriage" in 2012 "was a mistake." Cathy's "apology" to the homosexual lobby comes at a time when he was expanding his fast-food restaurant chain into many northeast markets that threatened to not allow that expansion if they maintained their "bigoted views" regarding "gay marriage."
As I have shared with you often, our life on this earth is so brief and over so quick. James calls it a "vapor." The Bible clearly teaches that tomorrow is promised to none of us. That is why we must make the most of each and every day. There are no do-overs. When this journey is over, it is over, we are not coming back. This is our one and only shot. Understanding that, it should become the desire of each of us to make each day count and live it to the fullest.
EVERY PERSON has the ability to make a difference in this world no matter what you have been called to do. I don't care if you are 15 or 115, rich or poor, male or female, what color your skin is, YOU can make an impact on this world with your life. God gives each of us passions, things that we develop a love for throughout our life.
God gives each of us gifts, special abilities that come naturally to us. Throughout our life God opens and closes doors. It is through these passions we have, through the gifts we have received and developed, and through the opportunities that life presents us, that each person can make an impact on this world during the course of their life.
You see, God needs His children in every area of life. He calls His children to be teachers, doctors, scientists, astronauts, pilots, police officers, fire fighters, secretaries, bank tellers, garbage collectors, janitors, nurses, homemaker, car dealers, mechanics, farmers, politicians, entertainers, lawyers, writers, stock brokers, and any other profession you can name.
Throughout the course of a person's life, God may call someone to do many different things. The point is, whatever career or profession you are in, you can make a difference. The key is to do your very best each day and realize that your life matters. Of course, no matter how much we may accomplish in our life, our greatest legacy will be those lives we touch for Christ along our journey.
You see my friend, no matter what your passions may be, what your gifts may be, what career or occupation you have, we all have the same purpose in this life. That is to serve and glorify God with our lives. All that we do in this life comes back to our God-given purpose which is to serve and glorify Him. The money we accumulate, the property we own, all of the things of this world will one day pass away, but those lives we impact for Christ will last for eternity!
I love you and care about you so much. Over their long histories, until just recently the Boy Scouts have impacted millions of lives in a positive way and Chick-fil-A has been a pillar of the communities where they have restaurants, never backing down on their commitment to close on Sunday in respect for God's Word that teaches it is a day of rest. Sadly, in compromising their faith, they have DESTROYED THEIR TESTIMONIES BUILT UP OVER THOSE MANY YEARS!!!
That is why it is so sad to see these once great and GODLY organizations cave in to the pressures of those who oppose God and His Truth! You can make a difference in whatever career or occupation you are in. The key is to wake up each morning, do the very best you can, and as God opens doors in your life be bold enough to walk through them. Don't compromise your Biblical beliefs and faith no matter what pressure you may come under!
Of course, never forget that no matter where God may have you working during each season of your life, He has placed you there as His ambassador. You are not there by accident, but God has placed you where you are at in life to share with others you meet along your journey the hope and love of Jesus Christ and the truth of His Word. That will be your real legacy when this brief journey is over, those lives you impact for Christ.
The reality of this life is that one day, sooner than any of us expect, it will be over. At that moment we will be instantly in the presence of God our Creator (2 Cor 5:8). At that moment, God is not going to be interested in the name of the church you attended, what your job was in this life, how much money you have, or how many buildings have your name on them. No my friend, the only thing God is going to be interested in is do you have a personal relationship with His Son Jesus Christ. For those who do, God will say, "enter into my rest." AMEN!
My word to you today is this. Go out and make an impact in this world in whatever God has called you to do with your life. Make your life matter! Stand tall for God's Truth and never back down or compromise no matter what satan throws at you! Along the way, never forget that you have been called to serve and glorify Him with your life and your true lasting legacy will be those lives you touch for Christ along your journey!
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In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,