Monday, April 12, 2010

Changing One Heart for Many

If you’re visiting for the first time and you don’t know my story (God’s Story), you may want to check it on the left-hand side bar under “My Secret Sin.” I was one of those human beings who needed a heart change. If you have had an abortion, I want you to know you will find no condemnation here, but you will find Truth wrapped in grace and mercy. God has brought you here because He doesn’t want you to hurt and feel ashamed anymore, but what He does want from you is to trust Him with your pain. Will you do that? I hope so. If you need to talk or need prayer, click on ‘profile’ for email.

 Several weeks ago, our paper reported about a pharmacist who was charged with his ‘other’ girlfriend’s miscarriage. When this ‘other’ girlfriend told him that she was pregnant in January (he at the time was engaged to another woman), he said that he could use the drug misoprostol to bring on a miscarriage.  It was then she told him she would have an abortion and set the appointment for February 24, but later cancelled it and decided to have and keep the baby. It was then he administered the drug to his girlfriend without her permission, which resulted in a miscarriage. He was arrested and charged with criminal homicide of an unborn child, along with several other charges. Read the whole story here.


We know this isn’t the first time that someone has been charged with taking the life of a unborn child, yet a woman has the ‘right’ to end the life of her unborn child through abortion. How is it possible to think that life is precious in one breath, then in the next breath it’s worth nothing?  This is so hard for me to comprehend, today. Yet, it wasn’t always that way.

During the first 11 weeks of my pregnancy, I made a mental list of the pros and cons of why this baby should live, like as if I was purchasing something of material value. My action was no different then the man in the above article accepts for one thing, that the law gave me permission. I am so confused with the way our nation views this issue I have come to this conclusion…we don’t FEAR GOD!

There are many things that we fear in life. Like someone entering our home at night, that’s why we lock our doors or we look both ways before we cross a busy intersection because we fear of getting hit by a vehicle. Yet, many of us don’t fear God.  I think sometimes we make light of how great our God is. We put a lot of fluff around Him, so that He will appear to be a God who tolerates our actions instead of honoring Him through obedience. I know it's important to show God as merciful, full of grace and loving but let us not stop there. For when we come to know the full character of God, it's only then we can live life to the fullest!
Psalm 112:1
Praise the LORD.
       Blessed is the man who fears the LORD,
       who finds great delight in his commands.

Dear Father,
Praise be to You! Praise to our LORD!  We pray that Your love would consume us and bring forth an obedient heart. Forgive us when we call out praises to You yet ignore Your commends. God, forgive our nation for being double –minded on this issue, like those given the authority to make laws. Let them see that an unborn child is just that, a child.
Father, we pray also for those who have made the choice to have an abortion, that they will know when they confess their sin before You, they are forgiven and You remember NO more. We thank you for Your love that never gives up on us. In the precious name of Jesus…Amen!
Tammy

15 comments:

Andrea said...

Praying with you as you continue to minister to these precious ladies needing desperately to find HIS love!

Hugs, andrea

RCUBEs said...

Yes..Amen! Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! God bless sister and praying for His protection to cover you at all times. Have a great week!

April said...

Thank you for sharing that truth! Praying... April

Sonja said...

Tammy:

I would have to agree with you on this, wholeheartedly! We don't as a nation, fear God... if people really grasped that He is our Saviour and that eternity is coming quickly... the fear of God would be understood on a deeper level. As it is, I wonder where people think they are going??? Keep on writing my friend... God is using your words!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

This world may not fear God now, but they will. How I pray that we all come to our knees now, before it's too late.

peace~elaine

Karen said...

Amen, Tammy...praying this prayer with you....

Warren Baldwin said...

Tammy, thanks for this story about the Pharmacist. It shows the convoluted thinking of our world. and the political (really morally) implications of his being charged should impact our society. We can at least pray that it would.

quietspirit said...

Tammy:
Thank you for reminding us that a lot of us don't fear God. I had a friend tell me her then husband had told me he didn't fear God. It scared me to hear her say that. But, a lot of people don't fear Him because they don't know Him.

Jennifer said...

You have brought up such a great point. How can they allow one and not the other. It just doesn't make sense. Praying with you daily.

Patrina said...

I'm confused too, Tammy! Double-mindedness indeed.

no, this nation - this world does not fear God. We are a nation of complacency, apathy and greed. God is an after thot - if a thot at all...

Thanks for sharing
Patrina <")>><
His watchman on the wall

Mary Moss said...

Hugs and prayers.

Mary

Terri Tiffany said...

It breaks my heart to think about what your thoughts were at that time. But it also makes me so thankful how you have stepped up and out to share with others in such a manner to help make it real. Blessings!

Melinda said...

I'm SO with you with regard to embracing a merciful God but not fully revering a powerful, just God. Excellent food for thought.

Praying. And praying some more.
Melinda

Lynda Young said...

Many of us don't understand the concept of fearing God. But it's an important cocnept to understand.

prashant said...

praying this prayer with you....
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