The Heart Of The Matter

I have admittedly throughout my life been one to like to argue my point across until the bitter end even when I have nothing to argue about (My parents can tell you all about that!).  I have always known that I have a knack for apologetics and the like but I never knew I would be able to use it in my life.  As the years have gone by I am getting more and more opportunities to share about my experiences and I am so humbled by the opportunities God has given me.  I recently found out that I was featured in a Documentary by Abigail Disney on gun control and church leadership called the "Armor Of Light".  An interesting topic for sure and one I never thought I would end up in the middle of, yet still I found myself staring into the lens of a camera sharing my point of view on an issue so divisive that it has truly split the ranks of americans.  I would call myself a conservative Bible believing Christian and a gun owner, gun toting red blooded american.  I Love my country, I love my family and I love the Lord even more.  After watching the finished film I was very troubled by what I saw.  I saw people on one side who were clinging to their guns and people on the other who were clinging to an idea of utopia that doesn't and will never exist.  I also saw a lack of concern for the real question at hand which is the question of the Heart.  Are the hearts of our culture truly good? Do people respect their fellow man like so many once did?  I would have to say for the most part no but no one seems to want to ask these questions and no one seems to want the answer to this heart problem.  The right wants to just shoot away at those who are so lost and in need of a "Heart" transplant and the left wants to put a band aid on a cancer stricken patient instead of addressing their real problem.  Both of these are not the answer.  What is the answer you may ask? Jesus Christ is the only answer to these problems.  Need we more than this and have we forgotten that He is more than capable of handling the ills of our nation? We are faced with an ever growing heart condition in America today and the only doctor who can fix it is Jesus.  We need to love people and love them as hard as we can as Christians.  Show people the love of Christ in every possible way we can  That is the only way to change the hearts of man.  We must also pray for our nation and repent of our wickedness.  My how wicked we truly are and how much we need an Holy God.  Let us be like the kings of the past who fasted and prayed for God to forgive their land.  During these coming days of prayer let us think on these things.  I love you all in the Lord.  

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  • Dave Kistler

    Dave Kistler

    Great stuff, Buddy! Yes, you've always been able to argue your case! Where'd you get that? :) Keep standing for our Lord! I am more than proud of you! More importantly, so is our Mutual Lord! Love you!!! Dad

    Great stuff, Buddy! Yes, you've always been able to argue your case! Where'd you get that? smile Keep standing for our Lord! I am more than proud of you! More importantly, so is our Mutual Lord!

    Love you!!!

    Dad

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