Sunday, March 8, 2009

What are your Principles?

Where do you stand? What are your 'Principles', your 'Philosophy'?. If you become engaged in a heated conversation with friends (or enemies) while sipping coffee at Starbucks - what drives you to take a stand, and not be pushed any further? Exactly which straw brakes your best camels back?

Unfortunately most of us don't give it much thought, and therefore don't take a stand. Who needs principles anyway - right? Wrong. It's what's wrong. As believers in Jesus, most of us can define quickly where we stand and how to be saved - there are absolutes, and we know what they are (well, some of us do).

But then there's this pesky problem of living in the real world. Oh, wait, believers live in the real world. So we need a Christian world view (meaning, we need to walk the talk everyday) . We have to deal with politics and 'other' world views. Most of the time, we have to take sides. And it's not a sin. Jesus took sides. Jesus demands we take sides.

So let's figure out where we stand - what our principles are. Write them down. Memorize them. I'm working on it now - for myself. For example, I'm a conservative, I know it in my heart. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We can become great if we want to. People relying on government is not healthy. America is great - not bad. Ambition is good, not bad. Don't let others talk you out of your instincts - what you know, in your heart. You have your own life experiences - your gut tells you things, your conscience tells you more.

That's what i I think. What do you think?