Just enjoying Him

Have you ever wanted to just be still and enjoy Him? Well, that is what is happening here… just enjoying Him! Is that not the point of life?

I feel like I am in a place, sitting under a tree, resting, listening to Him and listening for Him…

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The reason this journey matters…

So, the previous posts with regards to the very passionate topic of abortion have brought up interesting conversation and lots of research, pray and thinking on my part. So, here is where I stand today:

 

  • I do believe abortions are deemed necessary as safe, clean and highly regulated medical procedures. What qualifies as a necessary procedure is a very gray area for me… currently; I would see the following situations as necessary…
    • Situations in which the woman would fit into the “Danger of life or limb” category as defined by the standard of medical practices regulated by the state/national health care regulations.
    • Situations in which the woman is under the age of 18, consents to the procedure, has permission from a parent/guardian and agrees to significant after care mental health counseling.
    • Situations in which the woman has been a victim of rape, insist or other violent crimes.
  • I will advocate for safe, clean, heavily regulated abortions to be done by physicians who have received the appropriate, safe, clean and heavily regulated training to conduct these medical procedures in a way that leave the patient with the option to have children in the future if she chooses to do. 
  • I do not believe making abortion illegal is the answer, nor do I believe adoption is the answer.
  • I do believe the system of adoption is broken and needs as much attention as the issue of abortion.
  • I do not believe it is better to “kill children” than to adopt. I do however; believe abortion and adoption are both choices to be made by a woman.
  • I do believe a child is a child at the moment of conception, as supported by several Biblical references noted below.
    • Gen.1-3
    • James 2
    • Job 31:15
    • Psalms 22:9-10
    • Psalms 139:13-16
  • I do not believe it is my place to judge those who choose abortion nor is it my place to make the procedure illegal.
  • I do not believe killing a child, let’s say at the age of 12, is the same thing as having a medically necessary abortion.
  • I do not believe the death penalty and having a medically necessary abortion are the same thing.
  • I do believe Jesus loves all He created, even those of us who support the death penalty, abortion as a medically necessary procedure and dare I say it, right to marry whom ever one desires.
  • I do not believe divorce, abortion and homosexuality are unforgiveable sins. I do believe they, just like false teaching, slander, judgment, lying, stealing, adultery are sins, all of which are forgiven and covered by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Above all, I believe Jesus Christ cares about us, the issues that we are passionate about, and the lives we live. He cares about the lives we impact with our love, forgiveness and grace. I believe Jesus Christ is proud of me for the research I am doing, so that I might be able to one day point my children in the direction of Godly council when these hard but very real issues come up in the future.

I will not pretend the issues don’t exist and there fore I do not need to have an opinion. I will do as I am called to do as a mother but more so as a child of the King, I will passionately research all that He says, being careful not to be influenced by false teachings. I will do the best I can, as I am not perfect, this is a journey, so thanks for being a part of it. Thanks for challenging me, supporting me and most of all encouraging me to find out what HE says, because that is the most important. 

More on these topics to come I am sure, but I leave you with this… The very reason this journey is so important…

 

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The journey continues….

So far… my research has shown… pro-choice does not necessarily mean pro-abortion at all costs and in all circumstances …

According to Wikipedia: Pro-choice describes the political and ethical view that a woman should have complete control over her fertility and the choice to continue or terminate a pregnancy. This entails the guarantee of reproductive rights, which includes access to sexual education; access to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and fertility treatments; and legal protection from forced abortion. Individuals and organizations who support these positions make up the pro-choice movement.

Some people who are pro-choice see abortion as a last resort and focus on a number of situations where they feel abortion is a necessary option. Among these situations are those where the woman was raped, her health or life (or that of the fetus) is at risk, contraception was used but failed, or she feels unable to raise a child. Some pro-choice moderates, who would otherwise be willing to accept certain restrictions on abortion, feel that political pragmatism compels them to oppose any such restrictions, as they could be used to form a slippery slope against all abortions.

On the issue of abortion, pro-choice campaigners are opposed by pro-life campaigners who generally argue in terms of fetal rights rather than reproductive rights.

Now the same question remains: where does Jesus fit into all of this? I have yet to scripture that specifically calls believers to be against the right to choose, as defined above.