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3030 Challenge - Day 23

I studied standing firm in faith whilst facing opposition already; but between Target and religious freedom laws…

There was a time when I was like, “Do you. Whatever you might be into doing.”

I didn’t care about other people’s lifestyles because hey, not my business. Not my problem. I was certainly in no position to be throwing stones- but come on!

It’s getting friggin’ ridiculous. I’m not even coming at this based on my Christianity. It’s common sense: people with penises use the bathrooms with urinals and people with vaginas use the bathrooms without urinals. Am I wrong? I mean it seems kind of obvious, right? Why is this even a thing!? *sigh*

I swear I’m living in a fantasy world. I’m really just waiting to see which disgruntled “group” or “community” comes forth next. For the lolz. After men using women’s restrooms is cool with major discount retailers, anything is possible.

Except Rae shopping at Target. That’s not gonna happen.

I was so tempted to do tonight’s study on The Emperor’s New Clothes.

But in the spirit of the #3030challenge, I had to keep it Biblical. Which is fine. I needed the spiritual refreshment anyways. Especially in regards to keeping my eye on the prize when the world around me is going crazy.

  • Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. (2 Timothy 3:12)
  • Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. (2 Timothy 2:3-4)
  • Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15)

Most of my study was in 2 Timothy. Next to my boy Jonah, Paul is my favorite person. I love the irony of him attacking followers of Christ only to be one of the biggest champions for His cause. Paul’s passion and fervor are inspirational. And I feel energized after spending time reading his letters.

For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. (2 Timothy 4:3)

People aren’t gonna like what Christians believe. The more desperately we cling to Jesus and sound doctrine, the more opposition we will inevitably face.

But I’m not giving up- not so long as I have Him who gives me strength.