|©Copyright Not Mine _Quote Francis Chan|
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV
Lord, forgive them for they know not what they do. I would never! (Yes, that was sarcasm. #sorrynotsorry)
Sit down and be quiet. Better yet, read Ephesians 6:12. This battle against Breast cancer is a spiritual thing. And if it takes shock and awe to get people to think and do something, then knock yourselves out.
There are so many ways to let survivors and those going through know you are with them in their fight. You can give, but you got to make sure you are giving to the right organization. Yes, sometimes the money you give only paid for the CEO's salary not the research. You better check.
Another way is to participate in fundraisers, like bake sales and walkathons and marathons. I thought about breast cancer and that so many women have gone through it and died from it. I know very few women who breast cancer has not affected them. But I also recognize that this battle is not just an earthly one. So I got the shirt, even if they may not have thought of Ephesians 6:12 when having it made. And for me the statement worked. Did I catch the vapors because a Cuss Word was on a shirt? Me?! Ha! There is so much to catch vapors on and trust, a CUSS word on a shirt don't faze me. I aint judging the ones that did but I do challenge them with one word: WHY? Again, so much more to be upset about but this is what got you hot and bothered?
The statement worked. It got me thinking about Breast Cancer Awareness. I know it got tongues wagging because I heard a couple of statements and saw the looks. But instead of having a conniption over a CUSS word, let's use the one power God has given us that does a lot more than donations and walkathons and marathons and bake sales. Let us PRAY because we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Because we know that prayer works. And this most effective tool can be used to shine God's light in the darkness. Let's have a conniption that this insidious disease is being used to take out both the unsaved (who lose the potential to be saved) and the saved. Let's get our knickers in a twist over the fact that the loudest "fighters" for breast cancer research spend more money on everything but breast cancer research. We have the best tool in this fight, and we elect not to use it?! Keep praying, y'all. And sadly, try and stay focused on the right thing.
Be Blessed and Stay Encouraged
**Disclaimer: I do not mean to offend with my sarcasm. I just firmly believe that there are other things to get upset about and to wag your fingers and tsk-tsk and shake your head because of a cuss word is not worthy. Doing that without all the facts divides not unites. That is why I am #sorrynotsorry. AND I like Francis Chan's quote but have not heard of him until I searched him. This is not an endorsement of him but of that particular quote. Would like to read his book though, I will confess.