Speak Life!

I have been thinking a lot lately about how the leftist/liberal/progressive/totalitarian minded people often take the opportunity to spew hatred against those with whom they disagree.  There cannot seem to be any cordial dialogue with those who hold to such antagonistic, secular humanist, anti-Christian ideological mindsets — especially when they are speaking about those of us who hold to God’s Truth as revealed in the Bible.

Why?

 

I think that one big reason is because knowingly or unknowingly,  they choose to speak the opposite of life when they speak against the Bible-based, Christian conservatives who choose to follow Jesus – God’s Living Word, and the Bible – God’s written Word.

Why?

Because Bible-based Christian conservatives are automatically labeled as “haters.”  Our speech, though most of us often attempt to present our beliefs in a loving, but truthful way (as Jesus taught us)  is labeled as “hate.”

Why?

I think it is because the opposite side doesn’t want to hear what we have to say.  Also, they don’t want anyone else to hear what we have to say.  Therefore, the best way to stop what we are trying to share is by calling our words, our religious beliefs, our adherence to Christ, and our adherence to God’s Word as “hate” – for the express purpose of ending any further conversation – right there!

Recently, I was listening to the Christian Artists WOW hits of 2015. One catchy tune by TobyMac is entitled, “Speak Life.”  Watch the music video!

Note: In case the video does not play on this site, here is a YouTube link to the music video:

TobyMac: Speak Life

I think that when someone accuses you of “hatred,” tell them that Jesus Christ encourages you [me] to SPEAK LIFE through what He has said via His Gospel message and also via God’s Holy Word – the Bible.

I love the quote given at the very end of the music video:

IN EVERY ENCOUNTER
WE EITHER GIVE LIFE
OR WE DRAIN IT;
THERE IS NO NEUTRAL EXCHANGE. – Brennan Manning

Lyrics:

“Speak Life”

by TobyMac

Some days, life feels perfect.
Other days it just ain’t workin.
The good, the bad, the right, the wrong
And everything in between.

Though it’s crazy, amazing
We can turn a heart with the words we say.
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Some days the tongue gets twisted;
Other days my thoughts just fall apart.
I do, I don’t, I will, I won’t,
It’s like I’m drowning in the deep.

Well it’s crazy to imagine,
Words from our lips as the arms of compassion,
Mountains crumble with every syllable.
Hope can live or die.

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

Raise your thoughts a little higher,
Use your words to inspire,
Joy will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the things you say.

Lift your head a little higher,
Spread the love like fire,
Hope will fall like rain,
When you speak life with the words you say.

So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won’t shine and you don’t know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak…
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)

Some days life feels perfect.

 ~ Jesus Christ

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