Be original and unique, the little voice said.
A bigger voice said, “I wrote this here for you to follow.”
“Will you answer My call?”
There is no greater calling for me than advocating for others and for my children. Sometimes it comes with an uncomfortable price tag and maybe at the expense of some relationships, but it’s a duty that can’t be denied. Not everyone wants this kind of challenge, and that’s ok; God calls us all to serve in different ways.
When I’m asked, which is at least once per week, why I work as much as I do and why I won’t stand down in reporting on critical issues like I did in the Murphy case in Newnan, and on cases in Fulton County involving exploitation and child trafficking, I often reply with one of two answers.
Someone has to. And, I don’t see why I should not…or why I shouldn’t ask you to engage as well. We’re in excellent company on this issue of protecting others, especially our youth and anyone who is vulnerable to exploitation. If you want to learn more about how you can help, how you can serve at the local and state level, please check out the Safe Harbor Bill – on our ballot in Georgia this coming November 8th. I’m voting YES for Safe Harbor and I hope you will, too!
And God did more than just hint at what we’re supposed to do with our time and gifts.
Psalm 82:3-4 “Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Romans 13:4 “For he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer.”
Do you know this one?
“Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.”
Yes, this was the founding principle for investing everything to broadcast Pro Advocate Radio beginning in January of 2015, the hashtag we launched #UseYourVoice, and why we are gearing up for another important series after the election! This is when our hardest work begins…after the sensational, divisive news reports and debates die down, when the majority want to detox from discussing “issues” and move on…
When you’re ready, please help me keep the conversation going?
“Learn to do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” Bring it…we have the data and the tools needed to make this possible.
Where in Ephesians is this verse found? “For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!”
I haven’t quite figured this one out: “Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.” Proverbs 25:26 …I’d appreciate hearing your interpretation or what this means to you.
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After November, we have a lot more work to do, and I promise you it will be rewarding if you decide to lend a hand or devote some time.
For this coming month – for the November 8th vote in Georgia – please watch and share: